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


Listening to science helps put community at centre of pandemic response

Almost one year on since the first cases of SARS-CoV2 were identified in China, much of the world is still gripped in the throes of a viral pandemic causing untold misery and human suffering. Many countries are experiencing record case surges, ICU beds in some hospitals in the US and parts of Europe are close to capacity, and millions of people are sick. The health, social and economic impact has been felt by each of us, and in every corner of the globe. But there is hope. Read more…

Dec. 17, 2020   |   Professor Brendan Crabb AC


The extraordinary measures needed to meet the extraordinary times of 2020

“Extraordinary times call for extraordinary measures. We saw a need that needed to be filled, and we stepped in to help” – Benet Wilson Read more…

Dec. 15, 2020   |   Sarah Wickham


At Christmas, a safe home is never more important

For almost the entirety of 2020, we have been told to distance ourselves from others, work from home, and disrupt our usual routines. Read more…

Dec. 09, 2020   |   Jack de Groot


The best of philanthropy - A farewell from CEO Sarah Davies

Sarah Davies at 2019 Philanthropy Meets Parliament Summit In February this year, I wrote an opinion piece for ProBono as part of their 2020 predictions series on philanthropy: what trends did we need to pay attention to and what practices would we need to develop and enhance. Eleven months later (and what an eleven months – no way I saw that coming!) I have not changed my views and would repeat the call to action for… Read more…

Dec. 09, 2020   |   Sarah Davies AM


Using philanthropy to build affordable housing through alternative financing pathways

​To use what is now a well-established cliché, these are unprecedented times. COVID-19 and the lockdown measures put in place have greatly affected our way of life. They have shown us the importance of having a safe, secure home – and also the large group of people who don’t have one. Read more…

Dec. 01, 2020   |   Erin Dolan


It’s time to amplify community voices

The long-fought successful campaign to see mandatory, visible pregnancy health warnings on all alcohol products in Australia made it clear that people’s experiences must be at the heart of political decisions. Read more…

Nov. 25, 2020   |   Caterina Giorgi


Reconciliation Action Plans – It’s not the tail wagging the dog

As we acknowledge and celebrate a COVID-delayed NAIDOC week, philanthropy’s commitment to reconciliation will, and should, be at the fore. Read more…

Nov. 10, 2020   |   Stacey Thomas


Fostering philanthropy: An extract from ‘Reconnected: A community builder’s handbook’

Not all giving is equal. A novel experiment randomly offered participants the chance to donate to one of two charities. The first group were asked whether they wanted to give money to UNICEF, a global body with ‘some 10,000 employees working on international priorities such as child protection, survival and development’. The second group were invited to donate to Spread the Net, a charity that provides bed nets to children in Africa, and told that every donation provided another bednet. Read more…

Nov. 05, 2020   |   By Andrew Leigh and Nick Terrell


Role of digital key for NFPs to advance their agendas

Maintaining pace with technological change is an ongoing challenge for Not-for-profits and one that COVID-19 has only accelerated. PwC’s recent survey found that 61% of Australian NFP CEOs cite a lack of resources as the biggest barrier to digital transformation yet the outcomes of such projects include stronger organisational culture, growth and improved employee and volunteer engagement. NFPs can enjoy the benefits of digitisation while keeping costs sustainable. Here’s how: Read more…

Oct. 28, 2020   |   Vishy Narayanan


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