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Charities and Not-for-Profit organisations increasingly rely on the generosity – and favour – of philanthropists to achieve significant good (and relieving government of some obligation…). Subtle social engineering or just the usual market forces?

Yesterday’s Pro Bono news cartoon. Who is Pro Bono and what does ‘Pro Bono Publico’ actually mean, see here.

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This week’s Pro Bono News cartoon. Volunteers and unpaid workers do not have the same legal protections that paid workers have facing sexual harassment in the workforce. See the Pro Bono News post here.

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Today’s Pro Bono News cartoon. Many charities and not-for-profit organisations depend on attracting philanthropic funds to operate their programs. Higher education is having particular success –  for example, after raising $600 million by 2015, Sydney University is now aiming for $1 billion from donors. “Most of the research and innovation is done from universities and that is what these growing (philanthropic) groups really desire. So other charities have got to perhaps think about casting some of their ask in that language, rather than just the emotive ask” says John McLeod from JBWere Philanthropic Services. read more on the Pro Bono website here.

 

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A new Oxfam report finds a record increase in the number of Australia’s billionaires –  from 33 to 43 in 2018.  ‘Australia is among the wealthiest nations in the world, yet the pervasive gap between the haves and the have-nots persists’ says Oxfam Australia’s chief executive Helen Szoke. Read more here. This week’s Pro Bono news cartoon.

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Elderly Australians can be assessed for home care ‘packages’ – funds to purchase services to enable them to keep on living in their own homes.  This government funding has made providing these services a growth industry.  Demand exceeds funding – many people have long a wait (some even have died) before their package comes through.  Today’s Pro Bono news cartoon.

 

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Today’s Pro Bono news cartoon – last for 2018.

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Cartoons for the Change Fest community policy document ‘Grow Australia– leading up to the Change Fest Conference in Brisbane later in November. ‘… the best place to put the effort is with kids. Putting the effort in early makes the difference to last a lifetime‘.

 

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Today’s Pro Bono News cartoon. For more see the post Record Grant to Great Barrier reef Charity Comes Under Senate Scrutiny.

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How much does Australia spend on foreign aid? Not quite as much as we think. For the fifth most prosperous country in the OECD we rank 21st in generosity. Read more here on the Pro Bono website. Today’s Pro Bono news cartoon.