The Red Storm of Yesterday’s Logic

August 28, 2017 By David Anderson In business it is said that you cannot manage what you cannot measure, but you can neither measure nor manage that which you can’t even define. It is claimed that the industrial revolution had been under…

“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…
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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…

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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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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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…