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


Improving outcomes for children in out-of-home care through collaborative philanthropy

For children and young people who can’t live safely at home - whether temporarily or permanently - out-of-home care is intended to keep them safe and support them to heal and thrive. Read more…

Aug. 04, 2020   |   By Deb Tsorbaris


Is it time to think less ‘just-in-time’ and more ‘just-in-case’?

What to consider in the post-pandemic recovery planning. Read more…

Jul. 22, 2020   |   Paulo Pinto


Post Facebook: Addressing the monopolistic power of Facebook

The first of July marked the beginning of an unprecedented corporate activism campaign that saw more than 500 companies pull their advertising budgets from Facebook and its other platforms for its lack of action to limit the spread of hate and misinformation that divides and radicalises. Read more…

Jul. 14, 2020   |   Simon Goff


From crisis to opportunity: Empowering women and girls as we respond to COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic represents one of the most profound challenges to economic development and human wellbeing in a century. Read more…

Jul. 08, 2020   |   Julie-Ann Guivarra


Recovery will be long but there’s reason for hope

For many of us, we have been left reeling trying to comprehend by the pace and the scale of change, not just here in Australia but around the globe. As human beings, we are hardwired to crave stability. We like to feel control. The pandemic has rocked our sense of certainty and no one has been left untouched. As we try to process this unsettling turn of events, it’s natural to be feeling fearful about the future. But it’s important to remember that whilst it’s tough right now – and it is – we will come through to the other side. The encouraging progress we’ve made in slowing the spread of the virus is a testament to the community-mindedness, creativity and resilience of individuals, of families, and of businesses right across Australia. Read more…

Jul. 02, 2020   |   Julia Gillard


Charting the way ahead for philanthropy and mental health

A conversation between Suparna Bhasin, Co-Founder of the MaiTri Foundation, and Professor Patrick McGorry AO, executive director of Orygen, about philanthropy and the mental health curve Read more…

Jun. 24, 2020


Australia’s COVID-19 response and people with disability

On March 15 2020, leading health and disability researchers called for urgent action from state and federal governments to develop a targeted response to COVID-19 for people with disability, their families and the disability service sector. We called on governments to rapidly scale up the health care sector’s capacity to respond to the health care needs of children and adults with disability, particularly those with complex support needs. We called on governments to ensure that… Read more…

Jun. 17, 2020   |   By Professor Anne Kavanagh


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