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Election craziness is go … Today’s Pro Bono News cartoon.

This week’s Pro Bono news cartoon.

The last Pro Bono news cartoon for 2021. Pro Bono Australia is a voice for the social sector, ‘… a group of socially-minded individuals who help purpose-driven people and organisations … grow (their) impact. We believe society is better off when there is a thriving social economy. So over two decades ago, before the words “social enterprise” even existed, we started one. Our mission is simple: to activate good intentions.’

Today’s Pro Bono news cartoon.

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Charities and not-for-profit organisations have been hit hard by the coronavirus crisis – Charities continue to struggle through coronavirus – and How should social organisations emerge from COVID-19?

Pro Bono News is the number one news outlet for Australia’s social economy. Today’s cartoon.

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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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‘Government called on to stop the war on charities’ , major Australian charities unite to oppose federal government moves to ‘silence Australians’today’s Pro Bono News cartoon.

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This week’s Pro Bono News cartoon. The ideas came from Karen Mahlab’s  (founder of  Pro Bono Australia) blog post ‘The social economy – working towards the common good’. As the intro to the post says: There is a noticeable shift from purely profit-driven capitalism towards integrated social citizenship, which is happening in Australia and around the world, writes Karen Mahlab in her latest blog.

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A recent post on the Pro Bono news website reports that the Abbott Government is accused of trying to silence Not for Profit organisations. “I’d like to know why the Abbott Government has, across the board, been cutting funding to advocacy work of the Not for Profit sector,” Founder and CEO of the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC), Kon Karapangiotidis said.

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Today’s Pro Bono News cartoon. As the post ‘Disability Funding Backflip Fuels Calls for Certainty from NFP Sector’ reports- a number of  recently defunded disability advocacy groups, representing 200,000 people with disabilities, have been given ‘transition funding’ until the end of June. This short-term backflip is small change compared to the overall $1 billion cuts to community services.