Guest Post: Communicating ideas and innovation through social media

The following guest post is by Stacey Thomas, Myer Family Company. One of the strengths of the philanthropic sector is its ability to be flexible and respond quickly to needs and trends within the community.  However when it comes to communication, the methods employed by the philanthropic sector have been, until quite recently, limited and unchanging. The sector relies on not-for-profit organisations and yet has historically offered a very one-sided and austere method of communication. … Read more…

Nov. 21, 2011

 Tags: advocacy, general, guest post, it, nonprofit blogs, research & information, statistics, stories, topical issues, what's new

Weekly Roundup

PRESSING MATTERS STORY OF THE WEEK Profile: Ross Lewis (The Age, 26/10/11) This philanthropist dreams of a society in which all are accepted as equals. Ross Lewis has been at the forefront of a revolution in the past 20 years to have disadvantaged people accepted into mainstream society, especially in the workforce. When he first started working in the sector, people with mental and physical disabilities were often institutionalised or parked in so-called “sheltered workshops”.… Read more…

Nov. 04, 2011

 Tags: general, government, it, news, philanthropy australia website, positions vacant, what's new

Philanthropy Workers Network - Social Media & Technology

We’d like to invite staff from our Full Member organisations to come along for a lunchtime discussion on social media and technology in philanthropy, Wednesday 7 September. With so much talk at the moment about social media, new media communications, new technologies, mobile web - what does it mean for those of us working in the philanthropic sector? Is it relevant? Are you using it? What are your challenges? And how is it helping the… Read more…

Aug. 18, 2011

 Tags: events, it

Philanthropy Australia now Tweeting

Philanthropy Australia has a new Twitter account for our Members, colleagues and international counterparts to keep up to date with noteworthy philanthropic sector news and happenings at Philanthropy Australia. You can follow us on Twitter here: As another avenue of communication, we’re hoping this will be useful for those who are time-poor and prefer brief updates, and also satisfy those who like frequent updates as they happen; including the Philanthropy Australia conference proceedings. We’re… Read more…

Aug. 23, 2010

 Tags: conference2010, general, it, philanthropy australia website

The Telematics Trust - Funding opportunity open

Applications are now open for the Telematics Trust.  The next closing date for applications is 13 August 2010 The Telematics Trust provides seed capital to support initiatives which are innovative, educationally driven and market oriented. Areas of interest to the Trust include the delivery of education or on-the-job training by means of electronic technology and distance learning. The Trust is a public charitable trust established by the Victorian Government in 1987. The Trust generally provides… Read more…

Jun. 28, 2010

 Tags: general, it

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