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Arts Organisations Announce Merger

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 15th December 2015 -  ?Two independent Not for Profit community arts organisations will merge in the New Year in a move they say will improve efficiency and provide joint programs to the sector. The two…

Magistrate Leaves University $4 Million

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 2nd July 2015 -  A former Magistrate and staff member at Melbourne University has left her former employer a gift of $4 million. Francine McNiff passed away in April this year after a high-profile…

Melbourne V Sydney – the Capital of Charity and Philanthropy

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 26th March 2015 -  The rivalry between Melbourne and Sydney has played out in many different ways. Australia’s two largest cities regularly compete on the sporting field, in the fashion stakes…

Sustainable Cities Index – No Utopia

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 25th March 2015 -  Across the world, cities are failing to meet the needs of their people, according to an inaugural Sustainable Cities Index which mirrors the business concept of the triple…

First Permanent Social Enterprise Precinct Opens in Melbourne

Xavier Smerdon, Tuesday, 13th January 2015 -  Down a long hallway in a building in the heart of Melbourne is a store with a difference. On first impression it seems to be just like many of the other shops that grace Melbourne’s…

Australia: First to Mainstream Impact Investing?

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 5th November 2014 -  Australia could be one of the first countries in the world to mainstream impact investing through superannuation in a way no other country has the opportunity to, the Nexus Youth Summit…

Turning Outward for Community-Wide Change

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 30th October 2014 -  A visiting US Collective Impact guru tells Pro Bono Australia News why he is urging Not for Profits to de-prioritise internal benchmarks – calling for them to instead take the

Countdown to High Impact Grant

Xavier Smerdon, Tuesday, 21st October 2014 -  Four Not for Profit organisations working on the coalface with homelessness in Melbourne are the final contenders for Impact100 Melbourne’s annual $100,000 grant. The finalists…

Senate Inquiry Begins Into Income Inequality

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 18th September 2014 -  The Senate Inquiry into the extent of income inequality in Australia begins public hearings in Melbourne today. Senator Rachel Siewert, Chair of the Community Affairs References…

Growth Area Social Planning Tool Launches

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 16th September 2014 -  Collaboration between councils, peak Not for Profits and community organisations in Melbourne has led to the launch of a Growth Area Social Planning Tool. The development of the…

Affordable Housing in Parlous State – Andrews

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 16th September 2014 -  Federal Minister for Social Services Kevin Andrews claims affordable housing in Australia is in a parlous state and has expressed his concerns over a ‘lack of transparency’.

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Working to Give Access to All

Lina Caneva, Monday, 8th September 2014 -  As the Chief Executive Officer of a disability services organisation in Melbourne’s West, Rohan Braddy is often tackling many issues at one time, but this has not stopped him
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