Executive director at KordaMentha Corporate, Heather Brown, in Why culture counts argues that organisational culture is not just something warm and fuzzy but can be defined, measured and improved. She believes an organisat
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Better Boards intents this article, Adaptive Directorship: Creating Organisations that Flourish in Unpredictable Environments to look at “what attributes, beyond pure technical skills, individual boards must possess in order to help their organisations thrive in a world that is constantly changing and is, to put it simply, unpredictable.” Rather than presenting ready-made solutions, it aims to present ideas to get people thinking .
Social impact investing, Indigenous evaluation and simpler welfare outlines the Federal Government’s commitments in the 2017-18 Budget to stimulate the local market for impact investing. Over $30m has been committed whereby nearly two-thirds has been set aside for innovative programs, with other monies identified to encourage the market, and to develop and implement evaluation strategies.
The Shared Value Project drives the “adoption and implementation of shared value strategies among leading companies, civil society and government organisations by providing thought leadership, knowledge and networks.” Program membership ($7,500 for NFPs) provides access to knowledge and tools to help organisations upskill internally and leverage their shared value potential.
Every workplace at some point is impacted by death. It can be a colleague loosing their partner or a colleague dying. Death and the workplace: a compassionate way forward for your organisation talks about how to start a conversation that helps everyone work through what can be a very sad and sometimes difficult time.
Fostering innovation: look beyond red tape to organisational culture is aimed at bureaucracies but irrespective of the size of your organisation or purpose, its basis message is relevant, that being, staff capability and culture are vital. It looks at the life cycle of innovation and the key areas that need to be addressed to have a chance of making it happen.
According to Contract News on the ProcurePoint website, from 1 August 2017, “the Procurement Board requires all government agencies to use the Agreement when procuring human services from NGOs. Agencies will use the prescribed template as existing contracts expire.” This refers to all tender processes that involve one or more NGOs (defined as a non-profit organisations that are independent of government). It can also be used where there is a mix of NGOs and for-profit organisations.
ChangePath in Australian charity donation platforms compared aims to provide a short guide on what the major Australian platforms offer, their strengths and other information that will help small charities decide which is the best platform for them.
Getting Back to Basics: Characteristics of an Effective Board starts from the premise that everyone on the board must agree that their work drives the organisation’s vision and mission. However, it acknowledges that this is not enough to create an effective board and looks at what boards need to have to be dynamic and have the “right” culture.