Balancing money and people
Author: 
Gail Slocombe, Senior Project Officer, QCOSS

Last week saw the third budget for Queensland Treasurer the Hon Tim Nicholls, MP.

You can see the Treasurer's presentation at the QCOSS Budget Breakfast on StudioQ.

It’s clear...

Results
Author: 
Sue Lea, Business Development Manager, FSG Australia

Well this week has seen a few firsts for me, blogging being one of them. What I felt the need to shout out about was this - that a long-standing need, “to marry what we do in our businesses’ services and programs with our vision and mission”, has finally been met  for me through exposure...

Results
Author: 
Jane Grant, Queensland Council of Social Service

QCOSS is currently delivering a series of workshops across the state exploring how organisations can measure outcomes using the Results Based Accountability™ framework. Our main reason for doing so is that our members...

Community
Author: 
Tiffany Tento, Queensland Council of Social Service

There has been a great growth in the number of successful Indigenous entrepreneurs and community-based enterprises across Australia over the last decade. The estimated number of self-employed Indigenous people has risen from 4,600 in 1991 to 12,500 in 2011. These initiatives are creating...

ACNC logo
Author: 
Anne Curson, Queensland Council of Social Service

In recent years the “governance” of not-for-profit organisations has been much talked about. The introduction of Governance Standards  by the Australian Charities and Not-for...

Report
Author: 
Anne Curson, Queensland Council of Social Service

This month QCOSS releases the Rethinking Resources: Case Studies of Financial Resilience from Community Services report, in which community organisations from Queensland share how they are working to increase...

Community of practice
Author: 
Anne Curson, Queensland Council of Social Service

It’s uncomfortable, complex, frustrating and is the origin of many of our struggles. Change - it is something that we all experience daily but don’t necessarily embrace. In the community services sector, change is something that we are accustomed to in our work places. It is a process that can...

Collaboration
Author: 
Jane Geltch, National Disability Services

Just like the three billy goats gruff, organisations seeking to get to greener pastures by using the bridge of collaboration also encounter a troll. Well actually they encounter three trolls: the trolls of control, competition and commitment.

This is the analogy offered by...

TasCOSS
Author: 
Gina Muller, Queensland Council of Social Service

More than 150 people attended a Tasmanian Council Of Social Service (TasCOSS) Measuring Social Outcomes seminar in Hobart in November 2013. Power Point presentations...

Communication
Author: 
Ted Flack, Third Sector Management Services

Setting the Scene

The Incorporated Associations Act and Corporations Law clearly state that the ultimate authority in incorporated bodies is the Board (sometimes more formally referred to as Committee of Management). The Board is legally responsible for appointing the Manager and...

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