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Category Archives: not for profit

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Is there a local ‘heartbeat’ economy that can keep beating despite the damage wrought by crazy global economic storms raging or spluttering around us?

Today’s Pro Bono news cartoon.

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Charities and Not-for-Profits will struggle to survive as the COVID-19 restrictions affect their sources of funding. The latest Pro Bono news cartoon.

 

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‘Over $430 million was donated to political parties last financial year and, for good or for bad, not one of these dollars came from the social purpose sector. Given that most donors expect something in return for their donation, this means it will be increasingly challenging for the social purpose sector to get cut through on their advocacy and engagement issues in the years ahead’.  Read more of Neil Pharaoh’s post on the Pro Bono website here. Today’s Pro Bono news cartoon.

 

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Today’s Pro Bono news cartoon. For background see Fundraising efforts must continue  and Bushfire response: do Australian Not-for-Profits have a trust problem? on the Pro Bono website.

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‘Political advocacy is an essential task for charities and is something that must be protected’, Greenpeace’s response to comments by Senator James Mcgrath that the charity should be stripped of its tax deductible donations status. Assistant Minister for Charities Zed Seselja said “I would expect all organisations who are subsidised by the taxpayer to act in line with their obligations and in line with the expectations of the public,” – read the post on the Pro Bono website here. Today’s Pro Bono news cartoon.

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‘Australian aid groups have slammed the federal government’s decision to bow out of the Green Climate Fund, saying it will not only affect their ability to carry out front line work but will hurt the world’s most vulnerable people’. Yesterday’s Pro Bono news cartoon.

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Today’s Pro Bono news cartoon. For more see the post Charities urged to stay vigilant on advocacy rights.

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Today’s Pro Bono news  cartoon.

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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.