What stories do we need to tell?

“Storytelling is the most powerful way to put ideas into the world.” – Robert McKee Read more…

May. 22, 2019   |   Nick Richardson


Are there too many Deductible Gift Recipients in Australia?

Yes! is the answer by harried foundation trustees who are tired of the never-ending tsunami of grant applications. Read more…

Oct. 21, 2020   |   Emeritus Professor Myles McGregor-Lowndes


International Day of the Girl: An opportunity to be inspired

Sunday 11 October, 2020 marked International Day of the Girl, a day created by the United Nations to celebrate the achievements and potential of girls. This year’s theme My Voice, Our Equal Future is a rally cry for us all to listen to girls and hear what matters to them. Read more…

Oct. 14, 2020   |   Julie Reilly


Advocacy vital to tackling climate emergency

Has this year got you thinking more deeply about what really matters? About the systems and paradigms that underpin our society and economy? About who makes decisions in society, and the basis on which they make them? About whose voices are listened to, and why? About power? Read more…

Oct. 07, 2020   |   Anna Rose, Clare Ainsworth Herschell & Arielle Gamble


Giving Circles at Work pilot an Australian-First

​Earlier this year saw the conclusion of an Australian-first pilot examining the potential benefits of giving circles in a workplace context. Showing some very promising results the pilot identified a new opportunity to grow giving within the workplace, providing benefits for employees, employers and charities. Read more…

Sep. 30, 2020   |   Lisa Grinham & Krystian Seibert


Groundhog Day for fundraising reform in Australia?

If you follow charitable sector news, you will have seen recent talk about a proposed new model for national fundraising in Australia. The model is the brainchild of a Charitable Fundraiser National Working Group, a group composed of government officials from each state and territory as well as representatives from the ACNC and is outlined in a discussion paper titled Cross-border recognition model for charitable fundraisers. Read more…

Sep. 23, 2020   |   Sarah Wickham


Tapping into local skills to help regional communities thrive

It was the summer of 2012. I was 14, school had just broken for the holidays, and for the next six weeks, I had my sights set on one thing – day after day at my local pool. Read more…

Sep. 23, 2020   |   Sam Kane


Turning the tide for Australia’s charitable sector towards 2021

I recently saw a meme that felt pretty spot on considering the challenging year that 2020 has been so far: “I’m not buying a 2021 planner until I see the trailer.” Read more…

Sep. 16, 2020   |   Sarah Wickham


Building Back Better: A case for data in the not-for-profit sector

If there’s one thing we know about data-driven organisations, it’s that they are perceived to be better at managing, monitoring, and organising their resources, activities, and results. They can also demonstrate to clients, funders and partners the contribution they make to the economy, society, or environment. But this is not an easy exercise for many not-for-profits because it requires significant capacity, resources, and capabilities to do so. Often resources for data reporting, collection or analysis are not included in the funding not-for-profits receive and margins are thin and therefore they often don’t have separate resources to undertake this work thoroughly. Read more…

Aug. 26, 2020   |   Dr Ioana Ramia


Now is an opportunity to reimagine systems with community at the core

‘Unprecedented circumstances’, ‘health pandemic’ and ‘you’re on mute’: phrases most commonly heard in 2020. Along with these, I think we can include another phrase that is gaining traction, but unlike the others, this one brings with it a sense of optimism and hope – ‘build back stronger’. Read more…

Aug. 12, 2020   |   Niall Fay


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