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179 Articles
Kristi Mansfield
01 February 2022

Community data access and sharing is at the heart of a new Bourke narrative, written and owned by Bourke people.

Kristi Mansfield
19 May 2022

The Australian Data Strategy vision recognises Data as a National Asset, which is cause for celebration. Seer Data & Analytic’s Kristi Mansfield reflects on what this means for communities and Australian society as a whole.

Darren Taylor
16 May 2022

It’s been over 20 years since I majored in Marketing at Swinburne University. How much of what was taught then, still applies now? More importantly, perhaps, how much of what is necessary now to a marketer’s toolkit wasn’t taught in the past, before artificial intelligence, social media and our always-on economy?

Jo Smyth
29 November 2021

Organisations inevitably face the need to change as their customers evolve, transforming markets in unexpected ways.

Wesley Ward
12 October 2021

Throughout my 35-year career in science communication, I’ve regularly been asked “what makes a good research story?” Luckily, I have worked in institutions that encouraged their researchers to develop research ‘for the real world’, both in Australia and overseas.

Julia Keady
25 August 2021

RESET 2020 Research Project - what we learnt and where to next.

Julia Keady
11 August 2021

While preparing to speak about NFPs and innovation for a recent conference, it dawned on me just how prolific the mindset and language of “more” is in our sector: “do more, with less”, “find more donors”, “be more innovative”…


Linda Garnett
14 May 2021

Have you ever travelled on the London underground? In the older Victorian era stations, the new trains don’t quite fit with the platforms. Passengers will hear a cheery voice urging them to ‘mind the gap’. Failure to heed the warning may result in you losing a wallet, a shoe or even half of your leg in the yawing chasm between platform and train entrance. In the gap lies the detritus of 150 years of travel and some enterprising mice with Teflon stomachs. You don’t want to go there.

Linda Garnett
28 February 2021

Last year I had nights when I struggled to sleep. My head touching the pillow was the starting gun for my entire To Do List leaping into action. Urgent things poked and prodded my brain. It was like being in goal with 200 Ronaldos lined up for a penalty shot.

Linda Garnett
07 May 2021

“You can’t whistle a symphony. You need the whole orchestra”. H.E. Luccock 
I miss live music. Lockdowns have left me craving the thrill of being in a live audience with the music about to start. Just a few weeks ago I watched my son play in his university orchestra.  During a lively moment in Mendelssohn’s violin concerto the conductor got so excited she dropped her baton into the cello section. Without missing a beat, the orchestra continued playing.

Julia Keady
27 May 2021

Have you ever heard of someone buying a car, and asking for a $25,000 discount because they don’t want to pay for the overheads to make the car? Have you ever heard of someone buying a car, and asking for a $25,000 discount because they don’t want to pay for the overheads to make the car?

Stephen Mally
05 May 2021

Do you keep an eye on the obituaries to ensure key donors or prospects are not amongst those listed as having passed away?

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