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Our commitment to using evidence to affect outcomes must be unflinching

Doug Taylor, Monday, 9th May 2022 -  Building capability to measure outcomes can only help in creating change, writes The Smith Family’s Doug Taylor, in his final piece in a series marking the organisation’s

NFPs must undergo their own change to meet society’s challenges

Doug Taylor, Monday, 2nd May 2022 -  As society’s needs evolve so must the vision of not for profits, argues Doug Taylor in the third in a four-part series written to coincide with The Smith Family’s centenary. My lived

Is mobilising and listening to community a diminishing superpower

Doug Taylor, Friday, 22nd April 2022 -  Meeting the challenges of community engagement in a changing world is difficult, but vitally important, writes Doug Taylor, in the second in a four-part series written to coincide

Rediscovering not for profit ‘superpowers’ for the challenges ahead

Doug Taylor, Monday, 18th April 2022 -  How can we think about the future unless we know why we exist, who we are and what’s come before, asks Doug Taylor, in the first in a four-part series on how NFPs can look to the past to guide

My first 500 Zoom calls

Doug Taylor, Wednesday, 1st December 2021 -  The new CEO of The Smith Family, Doug Taylor, reflects on his first three months in the job and how COVID has changed his approach to leadership. For the first three months of being the

Partnership to spark generosity in the everyday investor

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 17th February 2021 -  CEO of VentureCrowd says investors don’t just want financial returns, they want opportunities that make a difference. An equity crowdfunding platform is prompting its investors

A turning point in the digital divide

Andrea Pearman, Wednesday, 30th September 2020 -  Marking International Day for Access to Information and Right To Know Week, Andrea Pearman considers the additional difficulties digitally excluded groups have experienced this

Aussies want greater support for the one in six kids living in poverty

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 28th January 2020 -  More than half of Australians report seeing children and families impacted by poverty in their local area Almost 70 per cent of Australians underestimate the level of child poverty

UK Study Tour Opens Doors to New Thinking About Gifts in Wills

Contributor, Friday, 7th December 2018 -  After recently taking part in a UK gifts in wills fundraising study tour, The Smith Family’s Jakki Travers offers her key takeaways from the trip.       I’m a gift in wills tragic!

Disadvantaged Families Left Struggling as Cost of Education Skyrockets

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 18th January 2017 -  A national children’s education charity is calling for urgent support for some of Australia’s most disadvantaged families struggling with the basic costs of their child’s schooling,

NFPs Win Impact Measurement Top Honours

Ellie Cooper, Tuesday, 12th April 2016 -  Not for Profits took out the top honours in all three categories of the 2016 Social Impact Measurement Network of Australia awards. The SIMNA awards, announced on Tuesday at the Think

PM Invests $4M in Children’s Charity

Ellie Cooper, Monday, 8th February 2016 -  Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has awarded a leading children’s education charity, The Smith Family, $4 million to expand its early childhood maths program to help close the skills…
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