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Seven simple steps to a really effective job ad

Are you a not-for-profit or social enterprise that’s been puzzled by an average response to a job ad? Since 2009, EthicalJobs.com.au has advertised thousands of jobs for ethical employers around the country, so we’ve seen a lot of good ads, and a lot of bad ads (no naming names though!) Having looked at so many […]

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How do successful not-for-profits develop future leaders? Part 3: Bringing out the best in people

  Great leadership is central to all successful not-for-profit organisations. In this five-part series, we look at strategies to recognise and realise the leadership potential within a not-for-profit. Follow the links to part 1 and part 2. Part 3 looks at how to offer your future leaders meaningful development opportunities to step into areas where […]

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“Dire, unprecedented workforce challenges” as health and community services grow

The health and community services workforce is predicted to grow by up to 77 per cent larger over the next 12 years to 2025, according to a new report from the government-funded Community Services and Health Industry Skills Council (CS&HISC). But that growth will bring “dire, unprecedented workforce challenges” without urgent action. The multimedia Environmental […]

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Conference keynote speaker – Dr Bob Brown – announced

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 […]

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How do successful not-for-profits develop future leaders? Part 2: What will your future needs be?

  Great leadership is central to all successful not-for-profit organisations.  In this five-part series, we look at strategies to recognise and realise the leadership potential within a not-for-profit. You can find part 1 here. Part 2 looks at how to understand what your future needs will be: Last week we got the leadership ball rolling […]

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101 ways to recognise your volunteers

Recognising volunteers in your organisation doesn’t have to involve spending a lot of money. There are many ways you can show them you appreciate them without having to spend a cent! To mark National Volunteer Week this week (13-19 May), Volunteering Australia have helpfully put together this AMAZING list of 101 ways you can show […]

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National Volunteer Week – a great chance to thank your volunteers

Next week (13-19 May) is National Volunteer Week 2013 – Australia’s largest celebration of volunteers and volunteerism. And according to Volunteering Victoria, one of their NVW initiatves has “gone viral” in less than a week, with more than 100 leaders of organisations with volunteers signing up to publicly declare thanks for their volunteers. The aim […]

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How do successful not-for-profits develop future leaders? Part 1: Start at the top

Great leadership is central to all successful not-for-profit organisations.  In this five-part series, we look at strategies to recognise and realise the leadership potential within a not-for-profit. Part 1 looks at where to start with engaging your current senior leaders: Step back and look at the people who are running your organisation. Look at your […]

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Does your organisation have a culture of learning? Five ways to find out

Learning is essential for any NFP organisation to be able to adapt to ever changing conditions and survive. Peter Senge is an expert on building a culture of learning, and says ‘learning organisations’ are those organisations where people continually expand their capacity to create the results they truly desire, where new and expansive patterns of […]

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