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Sue Vittori
27 November 2019

Specialist Member Sue Vittori offers tips on how to give your organisation a winning edge in funding submissions

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Kristi Mansfield
20 November 2019

Specialist Member Kristi Mansfield shares how a small grassroots organisation is proving you don’t have to be a powerhouse to use data to achieve your goals.

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Stephen Mally
20 November 2019

Specialist Member Stephen Mally says jumping to a new CRM may not always be necessary.

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Linda Garnett and Sharon Dann
11 November 2019

The size of your organisation is less important than you might think, write Specialist Members Linda Garnett and Sharon Dann.

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Julie Weldon
04 November 2019

Communications Specialist Julie Weldon offers some top tips on how to find out what people are saying about you.  Let’s face it – people talk. And if you’re doing good work, you want them to be talking about you. But you also need to know if they are less than complimentary.

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Leanne Hart
27 October 2019

An honest discussion about performance expectations can be a positive and rewarding experience and an important part of personal and professional growth, writes Benefolk specialist member Leanne Hart.

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Elaine Hendrick
21 October 2019
Benefolk specialist member Elaine Hendrick shares some reflections to help strengthen outcomes measurement in your organisation.

At a time when competition for funding is at its greatest possible level, most social purpose sector organisations are struggling to gain their competitive edge. 

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Julia Keady
02 October 2019

A brand transformation project by Benefolk specialists is giving this Victorian organisation a new lease on all fronts, especially fundraising and partnerships. When the then Macpherson Smith Rural Foundation (now Youthrive Victoria) undertook an extensive strategic review in 2017, the last thing on the group’s mind was a rebrand.

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Darren Taylor
03 September 2019

The roller coaster of new markets. Many organisations fail because they focus on what they want to be and forget who they are. They assume markets perceive them in the golden light they see reflected in the mirror, when in fact they may be invisible.

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Teisha Archer
12 August 2019

We have all been there!

Months of research and planning. Strategising down to the finest detail. Where the meeting will take place. Who will be there to ask. How much we will ask for and how it will be used.

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Teisha Archer
12 August 2019

Some years ago, I was chatting with a valued supporter of medical research. I asked her what her reasons for giving were, and I am sure you have heard similar stories. 

I don’t want others to suffer as my loved one suffered… 
I want others to have the opportunities I had… 
This cause is important to me… 

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Julia Keady
12 August 2019

Before we move into specifics, let’s talk about why we want engaged donors.

After all, they are a lot more work, and everyone is pretty stretched for time as it is. We want them because once they are engaged, they are likely to be with you for the long haul.

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