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Megan Buntine
23 June 2023

Most not-for-profits have some sort of a Vision – even if they don’t necessarily articulate it that way – otherwise it’s unlikely that they would continue to exist for very long.

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Megan Buntine
22 May 2023

Let’s address the elephant in the room, shall we…is governance boring?

Well, I think that depends entirely on how you look at it. It can certainly seem boring if you let it, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Believe it or not, if you approach it the right way, good governance can actually be quite inspiring. And that’s how I like to think about it.

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Megan Buntine
04 May 2023

 The concept of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) seems to have gained momentum in recent years, and more and more business – large and small – are recognising the need to be a good corporate citizen, and focus on doing things ethically, responsibly, and in a way that adds value to the world, whilst also making their profits.

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Megan Buntine
11 April 2023

It seems like nearly every not-for-profit organisation I talk to these days is struggling to find people willing to put up their hands for positions on their Boards (or Committees of Management).

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Neil Pharaoh
06 April 2023

As we say goodbye to Pro Bono News, we move into an interesting political landscape in Australia: with almost wall-to-wall Labor governments, it raises new and different challenges for our sector.

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Neil Pharaoh
06 April 2023

Economic modelling can come with a hefty price tag. Neil Pharaoh examines whether it's worthwhile. A hotly contested subject is whether organisations should invest the time, money and effort into doing a cost/benefit analysis, or to show the long-term savings to government when asking them to fund a program. Will this extra step help your organisation’s case or simply be a waste of time, money, and effort?

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Linda Garnett
04 April 2023

Let’s play a game of pretend. What if cars ceased to exist? How would life be different? Governments would have to invest in public transport. People would walk more, get fitter and actually meet their neighbours. Concrete car parks would give way to green parks and room for more housing. Out of town monster shopping malls would be replaced by local markets and smaller urban villages. We may not be achieving utopia any time soon, but it’s great to dream.

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Linda Garnett
03 April 2023

Partnerships are more than just the money, right? Just like airlines are all about the schedules, seat size and in-flight entertainment, until one crashes into a hillside. Then it’s all about safety and maintenance.

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Neil Pharaoh
01 March 2023

Neil Pharaoh recently did a radio interview on civil society, and it got him thinking: What will be the future of civil society on its current trajectory?

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Neil Pharaoh
21 February 2023

When you want to win hearts and minds on the road to change, sometimes you can gain the most ground by engaging with the people who support you the least.

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Neil Pharaoh
02 February 2023

If you haven’t already started planning for the next Federal Election, then now is the time. You only have until December 2023 to prepare and engage for the final “Election Budget” in May 2024.

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Neil Pharaoh
02 February 2023

As we start to awaken from our holiday slumber and think of the year ahead, what are five key things to consider in the world of government engagement in 2023?

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