Community News

Consumers today are well informed, more connected and have high expectations from the various businesses, companies and brands they deal with. The powerful blend of consumer pressure and corporate activism can ignite significant changes. In an ABC podcast, Brynn O’Brien and Dr Brent Coker explain how consumers and shareholders wield power these days. To listen to the podcast please click…

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A new report, ‘Taken for granted? Charities role in our economic recovery’ has been launched by Social Ventures Australia  and the Centre for Social Impact. The report models the impact the revised JobKeeper arrangements will have on the financial viability of the charity sector and recommends a number of reforms that may still be needed to combat the threat to…

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Tidy Planet, an Organic Waste and Waste-to-Energy solutions organisation, is shipping its first ever Rocket Composter unit to Australia, where it will help a not-for-profit community farm to divert 200-300 kg of food and green wastes from landfill per day. The composter is designed to recycle food wastes from catering or food service and will be installed on the Rail…

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The charity has announced limited edition masks are now available. The cotton face mask has a three-layer reusable design and features the charity’s iconic red nose. All funds from the masks will go towards stopping the rate of 3,000 Australian babies dying unexpectedly each year, and towards services for grief-stricken families who lose a baby. For more information and to…

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AuSAE and Survey Matters recently released the Australian Association Sector – COVID-19 Impact Survey Report “Finding Opportunity in Crisis”. An online Executive Briefing event will be held on 13 August 2020 to discuss the research findings. The report can be accessed here To register for the Executive Briefing Event please click here

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The 2020 Not-for-Profit Treasurers’ awards are now open for nominations. The Awards recognise the contribution that not-for-profit treasurers make to their community group, the not for profit sector as a whole and to Australian society. This year, participation in the awards can be by: Nominating someone who has served as a treasurer of an Australian not-for-profit organisation at any time…

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The South Australian Community Achievement Awards began in 2010, and are designed to encourage, acknowledge and reward the valuable contributions individuals, communities, and businesses are making throughout the community in South Australia. These awards aim to recognise their success and achievements, which contribute to making South Australia a better place. Nominations Close: Tuesday 11 August 2020 To nominate an organisation…

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The Institute of Community Directors are now offering a fully online Diploma of Governance. This course ‘provides students with first-class governance skills while developing their sense of what is possible, both for their careers and for the not-for-profit organisations they care about.’ Part-scholarships are now available on a rolling basis for community leaders. For more information and to apply please…

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The Kenneth Myer Innovation Fellowships aim to support breakthrough solutions to Australia’s most pressing social and environmental challenges and bring new talent to the social sector. The Fellowships program are currently seeking applications from leaders from all type of professional and cultural backgrounds and across all sectors (private, public and not for profit) to pursue a big idea that has…

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Employment Law Forum

The 14th Annual Employment Law Forum will be held in August 2020 and will address the changing legal requirements of employers managing their workforce through their return to physical offices. By preparing for major transitional periods, organisations can maintain organisational sustainability beyond the conclusion of the JobKeeper wage subsidy scheme and ongoing changes to the Fair Work Act, while satisfying…

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