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...

SVA logo
Author: 
Tiffany Tento, Queensland Council of Social Service

The latest edition of Social Ventures Australia’s (SVA’s) consulting quarterly explores not for profit partnerships and collaboration: what works and why; how to partner; and how to facilitate collaboration.

As well as the lead article, there are case studies on corporate social...

Pro Bono Australia logo
Author: 
Tiffany Tento, Queensland Council of Social Service

Pro Bono Australia founder, Karen Mahlab has delivered her top 10 trends for the social sector in 2014.

Karen's predictions include:

  • The future of reform
  • ...
Volunteering ACT
Author: 
Tiffany Tento, Queensland Council of Social Service

Volunteering ACT's pilot project, the Inclusive Volunteering Program, provides support to facilitate vulnerable people into volunteering placements, to increase social and economic participation in the broader community...

Green lightbulb
Author: 
Tiffany Tento, Queensland Council of Social Service

The NSW Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water has published a comprehensive Sustainable Office Checklist designed to help identify resource saving opportunities...

Grants
Author: 
Tiffany Tento, Queensland Council of Social Service

The Tasmanian Government together with Regional Development Australia and the Tasmanian Early Years Foundation have published a useful guide on the ...

Money bag
Author: 
Tiffany Tento, Queensland Council of Social Service

All special fund-raising events are different. Each have their own special set of circumstances and requirements.

ourcommunity.com.au's event management team has pooled their many years of experience to create a...

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