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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

Carers’ Role in NDIS Uncertain

Xavier Smerdon, Thursday, 9th October 2014 -  The future of support for carers is “highly uncertain” as NSW transitions towards the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), according to a new report by peak…

Barter System for Volunteers

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 25th September 2014 -  A new approach to volunteering in New South Wales that is based on a barter system allowing volunteers to exchange ‘time credits’ for time they volunteer is gaining national…


Sailing Solo for a Regional Boost

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 24th September 2014 -  A startup spruiking traditional wooden boats in regional NSW is aiming to boost the local tourism industry and the prospects of the marginalised  – despite a disconnect


‘Tender’ Funerals To Make a Difference

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 27th August 2014 -  A failed crowdfunding campaign has not dented the hopes of a small NSW community battling to open its own social enterprise funeral service, writes Nadia Boyce in this week’s

Deregistered Charity Founder to Soldier On

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 12th August 2014 -  The founder of a Queensland-based foundation deregistered by the charity regulator in June has vowed to fight on to regain her tax deductible status.   Dr Arthur Crawford whose

Free Legal Service for NFPs

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 15th July 2014 -  A free online service has been created to help charities and Not for Profits in NSW and Victoria get support to navigate through the legal landscape as the sector faces major changes…

$10k Grants for Drought Projects

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 26th June 2014 -  Grants of up to $10,000 are available for Not for Profits that help people affected by droughts in Queensland and the Northern Tablelands area of New South Wales. There will also be…

Legal Support for Those Going It Alone

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 24th June 2014 -  A new Federally funded program, which will support people representing themselves in Federal and Federal Circuit Courts in NSW, Victoria, ACT and Tasmania, is under construction…

EVOLVING CHAIR: Reaching Out to Top Blokes

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 10th June 2014 -  Wollongong City Councillor Michelle Blicavs not only heads an international stakeholder organisation and sits on many boards, she chairs the Top Blokes Foundation – a Not

Lack of Certainty Takes Toll on NFP Planning – NSW Report

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 3rd June 2014 -  A lack of certainty in NSW’s community sector is affecting community organisations’ ability to deliver crucial services, new research shows. The research, from the…

NCOSS Announces New Leader

Staff Reporter, Monday, 2nd June 2014 -  Tracy Howe. Tracy Howe, the former head of peak body Domestic Violence NSW, will be taking on the top job at the Council of Social Service of NSW. NCOSS said that while Howe was leading…
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