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The Queensland Council of Social Service released this media release in response to Tuesdays Queensland State budget: Todays State Budget revealed positive signs the Queensland Government was listening to the community services sector, however it remains important the sector is engaged and...
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Registrations for the 2015 QCOSS State Conference are now open and the full program is also available. This year the QCOSS conference will be presented in two exciting formats – day one will be a conference day of plenary sessions and concurrent content, while day two will be presented in a series...
Piggy bank and books
There are a number of scholarships currently available to board members, managers and frontline workers in the community services sector. NFP Fullbright scholarship Westpac bicentennial social change fellowships Myer innovation fellowships Stanford Australia Foundation scholarship Stanford...
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will commence in Queensland from 1 July 2016, with full scheme implementation by 2019. The NDIS will transform the way disability services are funded and delivered. Thousands more people with disability will be able to purchase the disability supports...
Crowdfunding
CrowdCrux has produced a useful article if you are looking to take on crowdfunding as part of your fundraising strategy. Their article "6 Must-Know Nonprofit Crowdfunding Tips" covers the platforms that are available, developing educational materials and integrating your campaign with social media...
Money bag
npENGAGE have written a great article with tips on email fundraising. It's a very useful tool for communicating with your donors, but are you making some of these common mistakes? Tips include keeping it short and tieing the donation to something tangible, e.g. that $32 will buy 20 hot meals for...
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With organisations due to commence reporting on outcome measures in their service agreements from 1 July this year, the Outcomes Working Group was established to draft and test a suite of program level outcomes and measures for community organisations. Organisations have worked towards a shared...
Every Australian counts
The Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services has released a regularly updated calendar of events related to the rollout of the NDIS in 2016. The new NDIS events calendar connects Queenslanders with disability, their families and carers, businesses and service providers with...
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Do you assist clients struggling with energy bills and want to learn more about how you can help them and what assistance is available? Do you want to be involved in a conversation about energy issues in your region? If you are a frontline worker for a community organisation who assists clients...
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From 1 July 2015 electricity customers will have greater protection and residents in south-east Queensland will have more support to help them shop around between electricity retailers, with the introduction of the National Energy Customer Framework (NECF). While residential customers won't notice...

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