“The Edge” of Success - Refugees, Films and Fundraising

For Constance, having escaped conflict in Sudan for a new life in Australia, the recent postponement of a film premiere depicting her story would have seemed a minor irritation. In fact , the interruption wrought by ex cyclone Debbie…
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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…

Happy Herb Company Supports Indigenous Access to Health

Food is medicine, but for many Indigenous communities most of the food available is closer to poison. Australia’s first people are struggling under the heart-rending burden of chronic disease, and an important aspect to addressing this…
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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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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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How A Strong Brand Can Help Achieve Your Social Purpose

Most NFPs hear the question “but what do you actually do?” all too often. Unfortunately, the best tool for ensuring people know who you are and what you’re about - a strong brand - is often discarded as unnecessary unless you are in…

The Sustainable Development Goals and One Health-The Highway to Holistic Health

The recently agreed Sustainable Development goals are a great step forward for holistic health from the current Millennium Development Goals and One Health is perfectly placed to assist. Imagine buying new car, with brand new seats, tyres…