In the lead-up to her presentation at the 2015 Not-For-Profit People Conference, Yumi Stamet – a Workforce Adviser for the National Disability Services (NDS) – spoke with us about Buurtzorg, a Dutch NFP that has grown from just 4 staff in 2006 to over 8,000 staff today, by pioneering a system of self-managing teams. Buurtzorg has the most satisfied workforce of any Dutch company with more than 1,000 employees.
Dr. Timothy Sharp is the founder & CHO (Chief Happiness Officer) of The Happiness Institute – Australia’s first and now largest organisation devoted solely to enhancing happiness for individuals, families and organisations. In the lead-up to his presentation at the 2015 Not-For-Profit People Conference, Dr. Sharp spoke with us about what happiness at work looks like, why it’s important and how you can help staff to find it.
Even with the knowledge that training and development can have a massive impact on your staff and organisation’s performance, being able to invest time and money in it can still be a challenge for many NFP organisations. In this post we explore the big question of “how?” for NFPs that want to take the next steps.
Six dollars. That’s the huge return to not-for-profit organisations from each dollar they invest in staff training and development, according to a ground-breaking new report from the University of Western Australia’s Centre for Social Impact.
Greens Senator for Victoria Janet Rice knows a thing or two about leadership. As part of the Franklin River blockade alongside Bob Brown and Christine Milne, she went on to become a founding member of the Victorian Greens. She has also worked in the not-for-profit sector as the first coordinator of Bicycle Network’s Ride2Work program before […]
Roz Wollmering manages 30,000 volunteers as the National Manager Voluntary Service at Australian Red Cross. Here, Roz shares some practical tips and inspiration for volunteer and human resources managers who have the challenging task of recruiting, retaining and motivating today’s volunteers. Roz Wollmering will be a guest speaker at this year’s Not for Profit People […]
Sarah Robb is the Head of HR and Staffing at Google Australia, a global organisation that needs no introduction. Since 2003, Sarah has worked across multiple countries with Google setting up offices and implementing innovative HR strategies. Her passion is supporting new mothers to navigate working life. Here she shares some practical tips for NFP […]
Now that the 2013 Not-For-Profit People Conference is over (the first of many, we hope!), we want to say a big thanks to all the fantastic delegates, speakers and sponsors who came along – may the post-conference glow live on! It was an amazing and uplifting experience, with more than 200 people coming along from […]
Are you coming to the Not-For-Profit People Conference on August 27-28? If so, check out these great tips on making the most of it from Glen Berman of the Centre for Australian Progress – they’re convening Progress 2013, on 7-8 November 2013. Some people just seem to be natural conference superstars. You can spot them […]
It’s our great pleasure to announce that Bob Brown, former Senator and Leader of the Australian Greens and now Director of the Sea Shepherd Australia, will be joining us in August as Keynote Speaker for the Not-For-Profit People Conference. Dr Brown has been a doctor, an environmentalist, a politician and a not-for-profit leader. He was […]