Cathy Beer (SL10) created a new website www.pets4life.com.au, which was launched at Willoughby Council on 3rd December 2013. Guests included Councillor Wendy Norton, veterinarian, Dr Cathie Savage and supporters.
Pets4Life is a community resource for pet owners and those who are thinking of adding a cat or dog to the family. The aim of the site is to help people to make good choices about pet ownership, and ultimately reduce animal surrender.
Hi folks - here is a short video about a project with which I am involved.... doing important work. Project Australia is raising funds to publish a book to help Australia Not-For-Profit/Community groups Start, Scale and Sustain wonderful life changing projects. Can you help with a donation ? Go here : http://startsomegood.com/handbook
As you are may be aware, The Benevolent Society is launching the Race for Change - a corporate team bike race established in 2013 to celebrate our 200 years anniversary! This is targeted at teams of keen cyclists in the corporate world but could also be of interest to others. Teams will race against each other and raise money for The Benevolent Society while doing so!
Please pass this on to your network to encourage more teams to register and raise $$.
All details can be found on the website - please click through below.
SBS INSIGHT program, Tuesday 25th September 8.30 pm
Australians love pet dogs and cats. But each year tens of thousands of them are killed. Often, they’re perfectly healthy. The RSPCA alone enthanased more than 56,000 cats and dogs last financial year. And that figure doesn’t include all the animals put down at council pounds around Australia every day. MORE >
The keynote address at the Australian Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility conference in Melbourne on 15 February 2012 was all about the emergence of the social purpose business.
The speaker was Professor Dirk Matten, who holds the Hewlett-Packard Chair in Corporate Social Responsibility and is a Professor of Strategy at the Schulich School of Business, York University, Toronto.
A new charity campaign supported by Oxfam and aimed at Gen Ys called 3 Things aims to challenge the notion that young people are reluctant to help others.
“What are 3things that you can do to help change the world?” asks the website, which summarises the basis of the campaign. By giving three minutes, three weeks, or three actions, the site says, Gen Ys can contradict offensive stigma that they’re lazy good-for-nothings, and contribute to social change.
The campaign involves getting creative, and relies on the pebble in the ocean theory - that is, one good deed, regardless of size, can contribute to a world movement.
This idea is reflected in the campaign: “together our collective actions have a massive flow on effect and can impact the wellbeing of our poorest and most marginalised neighbours, as well as the environment.”
The site allows users to update the 3 things they are doing to contribute to world change.
With the 3 Things Movement, Social change seems easy enough.