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New changes to Sex Discrimination Act leave many volunteers behind

Maggie Coggan, Tuesday, 14th September 2021 -  “It is time we support volunteers and ensure they are all protected from workplace sexual harassment.”  Under new changes to the Sex Discrimination Act, some volunteers and unpaid

Australia’s community sector threatened by ‘a trilogy of terror’

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 24th June 2021 -  NFPs are struggling against an increased demand for services, a reduction in donations and a collapse in volunteering There’s work to do to ensure the community sector survives,

For those that do hold a hose

David Crosbie, Thursday, 20th May 2021 -  Research reveals that volunteering has been smashed by COVID-19. It will not come back on its own, it requires investment, writes David Crosbie, who calls on governments, policy

Navigating sector challenges and the disruption of the pandemic

Contributor, Thursday, 13th August 2020 -  Micah Projects CEO Karyn Walsh shares some thoughts on how COVID-19 has impacted the not-for-profit sector, and what the sector’s leaders need to be thinking about. When talking

Volunteering and COVID-19

Adrienne Picone, Wednesday, 20th May 2020 -  As we celebrate National Volunteer Week, it is hard not to focus on the current situation and the profound impact it is having on volunteering, writes Adrienne Picone, CEO of Volunteering

COVID-19 – Challenges facing the not-for-profit sector in Australia

Contributor, Thursday, 2nd April 2020 -  There has been a lot of commentary on the potential impacts of coronavirus on health, businesses and the economy, but what does all this mean for Australian charities and the millions

Business council backs emergency volunteers

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 20th January 2020 -  New $25 million trust will be permanent and ongoing  In the wake of the national bushfire crisis, the Business Council of Australia has launched a multi-million dollar trust to support

Volunteers don’t come free

Keith McVilly, Wednesday, 20th November 2019 -  New research finds urgent action is needed to maintain the sustainability of volunteer services supporting people with disability and their families, write Professor Keith McVilly

How international volunteers are responding to climate change

Contributor, Monday, 2nd September 2019 -  Climate change is one of the greatest challenges of our time. It will take more than scientists, meteorologists and activists to address it. Complex, global problems require everyone’s

UK Charity Donations Rise But Fewer People Are Giving

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 27th March 2018 -  Fewer people in the UK are giving but they are giving more, according to the largest study of giving conducted in the UK. Research carried out by the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) has

Breakthrough Study Shines a Light on NFP Workforce

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 20th July 2017 -  From CEOs to frontline staff, employees and volunteers working in the not-for-profit sector are being encouraged to take part in a national breakthrough study that aims to provide

Volunteering ‘Victory’ as Government Backtracks on Funding Redesign

Rachel McFadden, Friday, 14th July 2017 -  The not-for-profit sector has welcomed the reinstatement of “essential” funding to volunteer management after a hard fought public campaign led by peak body Volunteering Australia.
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