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12 May 2017

Australia’s First Social Impact Bond for People Living with Mental Illness has been released.  The New South Wales government selected Flourish Australia to roll out the community-based Resolve Program, providing crisis care to people with a...

12 May 2017

Be prepared, not scared — staying relevant through change. Change is inevitable and irreversible but if it is to be achieve the requisite outcomes it is essential that management has the skill and desire to make the change effective.  Both agility and innovation have been found to be two of...

11 May 2017

Two articles in Pro Bono News look at issues that are of broad interest to the community sector:  Commonwealth to Fund Social Impact Investing and...

11 May 2017

Two articles from Stanford Social Innovation Review, The Collaboration Game: Solving the Puzzle of Nonprofit Partnership and...

11 May 2017

The Australian Institute of Company Directors released it’s Director Sentiment Index. More than 30% of the survey respondents were directors in the NGO sector. It found that Australia’s board directors are more confident than they have been in the past six years.

11 May 2017

According to an article in Harvard Business Review A face-to-face request is 34 times more successful than an email, recent research has shown that people overestimate their ability to be persuasive in writing and underestimate how effective they can be talking face-to-face.

11 May 2017

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,...

11 May 2017

Last week NCOSS members and other stakeholders came together to hear about innovative initiatives securing better outcomes for vulnerable children  as part of the NCOSS New Perspectives Forum: The Early Years.

10 May 2017

Last night’s Budget saw the announcement of a new National Housing and Homelessness Agreement to replace the National Affordable Housing Agreement (NAHA). The good news is that the new agreement will include $375 million of homelessness funding, incorporating funding from the NPAH and securing it for three years from 2018-19.

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