There are almost 19,00 charities with incomes under $50,00 per annum but when considered as a group, they had a combined income of more than $300 million in 2015, held assets worth more than $5 billion, and employed over 26,000 staff and 436,000 volunteers. The report, Australia’s Smallest Charities, was produced in collaboration with the Centre for Social Impact and the Social Policy Research Centre at the University of New South Wales for the Austr
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Amantha Imber, in a TED talk last year in Melbourne asked: Can you design an innovation culture? Innovation is often only associated with creative or artistic people but her observation is that there is actually a science behind innovation supported by a strong evidence-base.
We like to think of ourselves as social justice organisations and whilst it clearly applies to our clients, does it always apply to our staff? Research shows that It matters more than you might think. “If managers behave fairly their staff are more likely to feel committed to their jobs and perform better overall.”
“Just sticking to formal annual performance management processes isn’t particularly useful — not to mention that almost no-one enjoys it.” The Department of Communications and the Arts has introduced a process where Employee trust and performance improved with regular chats, not ratings. They encouraged supervising staff to use every work-related conversation is an opportunity for a performance and development conversation but stressed the importance of not just telling someone
The article, Barriers to Funder Collaboration and the Will to Overcome Them, is clearly focussed on funders, however several of the issues it raises are pertinent to NFPs in general. It identifies four pot
Sharing information on cyber threats is recognised as an efficient way to reduce the effectiveness of cyber threats but establishing information sharing networks isn’t simple and is easily undermined. Cyber information sharing: achieving the Holy Grail of cooperation looks at the factors that are needed to build the national Cyber Security Strategy.
What is it that people are looking for in their working life so they give their best? What are they looking for?
Article in The Conversation, Explainer: the rise of social impact investing looks at how it is being used in Australia but also considers, based on overseas experience, what market and legal infrastructure will be needed to support it into the future.
The Social Innovation Council is asking NSW community services about their data and digital capabilities, needs, and aspirations. The NSW NGO data and digital needs survey will take about 5 minutes to complete but gives you the opportunity to say how the NSW Government can help you get the most out of emerging digital and data opportunities. The survey closes on 19 May.
Is your NFP doing enough to protect whistleblowers? The data suggests the answer may well be not enough. The Whistling While They Work 2 report, based on recent research by Griffith University showed that over a quarter of NFP organisation did not have whistleblower protections in