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Powers and Pitfalls of Events for Fundraising

“Jeez Janine… We really need to find a way to raise some funds. I just don’t know how we’re going to be able to extend the program to help the baby seals off the cape like we planned if we don’t…” “I know Paulie, I know. I’ve…
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Transforming the World by Transforming the Social Sector

by Stephanie Clerc A recent meeting between three Australian social organisations has left me feeling more optimistic about the future of the social sector in Australia than I have since I was a bright-eyed uni student. I’m not just…
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Social Entrepreneurship and the State- Bossing Capitalism for the right reasons

Like a leopard with those recalcitrant spots, the fundamental tenants of capitalism will not change without the interventions of the State. In her  blog , “Why social entreprenurship has become a  distraction: it’s mainstream capitalism…
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Creating a Culture of Innovation in Australia

  Having been rated 2nd on the 2016 Australia-wide Innovation Index last week, I just got off the phone from Give Easy's CEO and innovation guru, Jeremy Tobias, to discuss his team's findings. The report highlights that innovative…
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The Problem of Measuring Impact

Impact investors are rightly applauded for the many gifts they undoubtedly bring to the social sector, but what if some of these market-based, social enterprise style gifts, turn out to be unexamined Trojan horses containing ideas that perpetuate…
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Social Enterprise Tourism - A Prosperous Path for Vietnam

One progressive Vietnamese company is turning trips to Halong Bay into education for hill tribe kids. 12 years ago, the overnight flight from Saigon to Sydney was a rather pleasant affair in economy. One could stretch out almost horizontally…
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How a Video is the First Step to Health.

“You know what this means, don’t you”, said the young doctor in the middle of the night. “No, I don’t!” I wanted to scream. He was speaking to me in French and I was in Geneva, Switzerland, in the early stages of labour for what…
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Creating Change One Sunday at a Time

In 2009 Chris Raine decided to make a life changing decision and since then he hasn’t looked back. Now with over 30,000 followers to his organisation, Hello Sunday Morning, he continues to create his ideal world and be the change for the better.…
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Barbara Polus-CEO, Neuroscientist and Bookkeeper?

By David Anderson Barbara Polus may be fearful of facing large waves in the ocean, but she does not cower from her challenges as the CEO of Hands on Health Australia (HoHA). Established by Dr Dein Vindigni and inspired by none other than…
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Go Big (and Collaborate) or Go Home

OHO Global Citizen of the Month: Aria Florant “… I was really interested in women’s rights, so I went to Nepal.” That’s the kind of person U Penn Wharton School Business Student and Stanford Race and Ethnicity Graduate, Aria…