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
Australia’s first and oldest charity, The Benevolent Society is celebrating our 200th birthday on 8 May 2013!
We are marking our 200 year history of helping people change their lives and driving social change.
The Benevolent Society was founded in Sydney in 1813 and fought for many social supports Australians take for granted today, including free legal aid, the old age pension, the end of child labour and high quality maternity care.
Come down to Martin Place where our world-first convertible mobile kitchen will be set up and join the celebrations.
7.00am Cooking demonstration by celebrity chefs Sammy and Bella from “My Kitchen Rules”.
9.00am Our CEO, Anne Hollonds, will cut our giant birthday cake, joined by members of NSW Parliament.
10.00am Cooking demonstrations in our mobile kitchen by our Taste Food Tour guides and “Dirty Girl Kitchen” founder and chef Rebecca Sullivan
2.30pm Live performance from young vocalists – Bankstown Talent Advancement Program. MORE >
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.
If you know anyone who would be a great candidate for Sydney Leadership next year please encourage them to apply. As always we are looking for diversity across sectors, issues, areas of influence, age and culture. If you know someone who is trying to impact social change from their position in the corporate, government or community sector and they want to make a difference with their leadership, then encourage them to apply for the Sydney Leadership 2013 program. Applications are open, deadline is next week. Please contact Julie Ahern 02 9339 8093 to speak further. Thanks Liz MORE >
In my role as co-convenor of the NSW Gay and Lesbian Rights Lobby, I have written a brief opinion piece about leadership (or perceived lack thereof) in the marriage equality debate. It draws on some of my learnings from SL2011. I thought some of you may be interested:
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.