Laying the Foundations: Building a Social Media Presence, accepts that there is confusion around social media and the best way forward to make it work for your organisation but points out that “at its core, the purpose of social media—to enable the telling of a story, spark conversation, or record a moment in time—is no di
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Tough decisions are often associated with those grey areas where there isn’t a clear precedent or obvious way forward but are often the decisions where you have to get it right. Joseph L. Badaracco from the Harvard Business School is an expert in this area. In How to tackle your toughest decisions he recommends five questions to help grapple with this situation.
BNG have released a guide on Organisation Codes of Ethics and Conduct, documents that are important for both staff, volunteers and, management committees or boards. It briefly outlines their purpose and what they need to include but stresses the importance of their development including participation and consultation with the people that will be expected to adhere to the resultant codes if they are to impact on behaviour.
Have No Fear, Data Governance Is Here: Tips To Securing Your Organisation's Data is a legal perspective on why data governance needs to addressed, providing tips on what needs to be thought about when developing a data governance framework.
The Centre for Social Impact has a social service tool, The Navigator, that provides a clear and concise guide to leadership for social purpose. It examines the factors that enable great leadership that is focused on achieving greater social impact.
Community Organisations Look to Philanthropists to Negate Harm from Funding Decline. 59 community leaders and organisations in the northern city of Whittlesea in Victoria have created the Whittlesea Community Futures (WCF) Partnership. They intend launching their prospectus on 30 May designed to attract funding support 14 project ideas to address social disadvantage and will target areas such as family violence, mental health, people living
Myles McGregor-Lowndes’, most recent book Charting 25 years of Charity Regulation, edited with Bob Wyatt, the executive director of a private Canadian foundation, looks at how charity law has been developed around the world. It looks at establishment and progress of charity regulators but also considers what the future impact is likely to be. For more information: Charting 25 Years of Charity Regulation – And its Impact on the Future
United Way has considerable experience in collective impact in Australia both generally and as a project’s backbone organisation. David Lilley in Why Neutrality Matters for Collective Impact Backbones and based on his experiences discusses the importance of facilitating collaboration between the various parties and putting community aspirations and voices at the centre of the project.