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.
SHINE for Kids is a not for profit organisation that supports children who are impacted by having a parent in the criminal justice system. These are children, aged 0-21, who face the trauma of losing Mum or Dad to prison. Aside from their grief and challenges in understanding what has happened to them and their family, these children can find themselves socially, economically and politically isolated. Then there is the stigma that they can face even though they are also victims of the criminal justice system. Affected kids come from all sections and geographies of society but the issue often "hidden". Children from an aboriginal background are unfortunately over-represented (20% of the kids SHINE for Kids helps).
SHINE for Kids operates in NSW (metro and regional), ACT and Victoria. Our head office is based at Silverwater and our board meetings take place on Wednesday evenings in Sydney CBD. MORE >
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 >
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.
We’ve had so many wonderful stories of empowerment, success, and life-changing experiences over those 16 years that we hope to now be able to more fully capture them in our new website.
NASCA aims to be the peak body for Indigenous Sport, Health and Education in Australia and set the international standard for imaginative and effective personal development programs for Indigenous communities.
We are a wholly Aboriginal governed organisation with deductible gift receipt (DGR) status.
Our programs use elite athletes as role models, and engage with business partners and sporting organisations to deliver positive outcomes for young Indigenous people.