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‘It’s a no brainer’: Momentum grows for Victoria to deliver a wellbeing budget

Luke Michael, Monday, 30th November 2020 -  Community groups say a wellbeing approach would be extremely beneficial for the social sector and help Victoria’s COVID recovery   The social sector is excited by the possibility

Changemaker

Finding the simple solutions

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 30th November 2020 -  Carmen Platt is the founder of The Generous and The Grateful, an organisation connecting preloved donations to vulnerable people to help them rebuild their lives and get them back

Here’s how you can turn your volunteering gig into paid work

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 30th November 2020 -  We talk to Volunteering Australia for some tips  It’s no secret that volunteering can be a great way to give back to your community and a cause you’re passionate about, make friends,

Why buying a candle makes makes perfect scents this Christmas

Luke Michael, Saturday, 28th November 2020 -  A festive partnership is using the power of scented candles to raise money for charity  An Adelaide charity is teaming up with a 17-year-old social entrepreneur to encourage Australians

JobSeeker boost hasn’t impacted the rates of people seeking work, economists say

Luke Michael, Friday, 27th November 2020 -  Community groups are strongly opposed to the government’s planned cuts to the JobSeeker payment               The higher rate of JobSeeker during the coronavirus pandemic has

Opinion

Charities as drivers of employment, productivity, and growth

David Crosbie, Thursday, 26th November 2020 -  If governments were primarily focused on boosting employment and maximising investment in job creation, creating more employment for people in charities would be one of their highest

Rethink and refresh: What government engagement looks like in 2021

Jo Scard, Thursday, 26th November 2020 -  Jo Scard shares some key insights into successful government engagement, strategic communications and public relations as we end a challenging year.  The extraordinary events

Aftershocks of pandemic stifle Aussies’ generosity

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 25th November 2020 -  People are more likely to cut donations to charity than reduce the amount of chocolate they buy, a new survey finds   Charities must prepare for a downturn in donations in 2021, experts

Philanthropy urged to put gender lens on COVID-19 recovery

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 25th November 2020 -  Sector leaders argue the importance of a gender lens as Women Donors Network rebrands to encourage more people to focus on women and girls in their giving  Philanthropists must apply

Opinion

Ethical fashion is confusing – even shoppers with good intentions get overwhelmed

Contributor, Wednesday, 25th November 2020 -  Research on the impact of modern slavery laws on consumer awareness about ethical fashion shows shoppers struggle with knowing what is truly ethical, write Harriette Richards and

Victoria extends support for every young person in state care

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 25th November 2020 -  Advocates are now urging New South Wales and Queensland to commit to extending state care                    The social sector is celebrating a major advocacy win with the Victorian government announcing

Analysis

Our investments should not drive the problems we ask grantees to solve

Ellen Dorsey, Wednesday, 25th November 2020 -  Many foundations have realised that they do not need to sacrifice returns to multiply impact and as a result are deploying their investments as another tool in service of their mission,
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