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Julia Keady
11 January 2019

Specialist consultants and coaches from Benefolk recently shared their predictions in Fundraising and Philanthropy Magazine (Dec/Jan edition). Check out what they see on the horizon.

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Julia Keady
05 November 2018

I first met Leanne Hart at a workshop in the first part of 2018. Listening to her across the table talk about her connection to social purpose and to change-makers warmed my heart. I instantly felt these words emerge in my head – 'heartsmart women and men – and that's the collective I wanted to build. Here's a few questions I posed to Leanne recently so you can get to know her.

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Linda Garnett and Sharon Dann
12 October 2018

Let’s be honest, a pug isn’t the best-looking dog. It’s got a face that looks like it’s been hit with a brick, it wheezes like an asthmatic in a pollen storm and it won’t be qualifying for agility trials anytime soon. But clearly there are thousands of owners who see beyond its limitations and can’t wait to add a pug to the family home.  

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Adam Blanch
24 September 2018

“Dear Adam, I am a control freak. I have lists of my lists, plan everything I do, have five savings accounts for different potential problems, arrange my sock draw by size, colour and age and account for virtually every minute of my day"

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Adam Blanch
12 September 2018

It seems we are meant to want to change the world. No longer just the purview of beauty queens giving vapid speeches about saving the children, now we are awash in exhortations to live a “life of purpose” and to “make a difference”. 

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Adam Blanch
12 September 2018

Dear Adam, I read your article on trauma and it made sense. I’ve realised that I was far more resourceful and resilient than I thought, and this has helped me move past a lot of pain and symptoms. However, I can’t get past wanting to make the person who abused me pay for it. 

3men
Leanne Hart
12 September 2018

“You never get a second chance to make a first impression” — Will Rogers  

Picture this:  It's the first day on the job for your new team member.  There are a myriad of feelings and thoughts going through their mind.  They are excited about their new role, new team and new opportunities.  They are curious, ready to learn and connect …. and probably a little nervous about the unknown.   

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Adam Blanch
29 August 2018

Psychologist Adam Blanch has touched on the majesty of our emotions in other articles, and promised a fuller exploration of them to come, so here it is. Let’s talk about the F word - feelings.

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Linda Garnett and Sharon Dann
08 August 2018

In part three of our series on SMEs, we look at forming partnerships that last. In the last two articles, we explained the imperative around SMEs and why you need to start formulating a plan, and then we revealed a handful of the thousands of SMEs that are rising to their social impact mission.  

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Guest blogger - Dr Alicia Kennedy 
27 July 2018

“Philanthropy is becoming embedded in the fabric of our community through purpose-driven business models.” – Dr Alicia Kennedy 

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Julia Keady
18 July 2018

“In our own small way, we can contribute to the unseen unheard voice of the financial services sector, bringing some light and confidence back to the public perception.” – Gerri Scott 

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Adam Blanch
12 July 2018

(First published In Pro Bono Australia 'Ask Adam' column, by practitioner Adam Blanch) Dear Adam, I am interested in your perspective. I look around and think as a society that we have more than we have ever had, but everyone seems more anxious and more depressed than ever before. What do you think is going on?” – Anon

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