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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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#RaiseTheRateForGood

ACOSS are running a campaign to permanently raise the value of social security payments post September 2020 to assist in reducing poverty and inequality in Australia. For more information and to see how you can get involved click here

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Infoxchange has published a survey to better understand how not-for-profit organisations across Australia and New Zealand are using technology, especially in light of the challenges that COVID-19 has brought this year. You can take this survey if you work for a not-for-profit/charitable organisation that operates primarily in Australia and/or New Zealand and you have a good understanding of how your…

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GQ has recently published a shopping guide so you can keep things classy while wearing a face mask. Businesses have been refocusing their manufacturing efforts to the making of face masks as they see demand for their own products decrease, while design studios, students and those with a crafty bent ensure have plenty of options to suit our particular style.…

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Community workers in South Australia are invited to participate in the Australian Community Sector Survey, COVID-19 edition.  This survey will provide an understanding of the effects of the current Covid-19 situation on the community sector, and data from South Australian respondents will be used to inform the SACOSS project ‘Responding to COVID-19 – Supporting vulnerable populations in South Australia’. Your…

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GIVIT, a not-for-profit organisation that directs donated funds and goods to people and communities in times of need,  recently announced the appointment of Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall as their patron. This is the Duchess’s first Australian charity partnership and comes after she made a donation to GIVIT at the height of the bushfire crisis. The undisclosed donated sum was used…

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The Annual General Meeting is an important event in the calendar of Australia’s not for profit organisations and in these unprecedented times the way these are being conducted may need to change. A new step-by-step guide to holding a virtual AGM has been released by Redback Connect, the guide covers: The new rules for COVID-19 To hold or postpone your…

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BankSA Foundation has opened its second only multi-year funding grant and is calling for expressions of interest from charitable organisations in need.  The three year $150,000 grant, its largest ever, was launched in 2018 with inaugural recipient, Backpacks 4 SA Kids. BankSA Foundation focuses on helping smaller community organisations that work to provide a brighter future for socially, economically or…

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