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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.

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This is an illustration for one of the new Forest and Wildlife Discovery Trail signs, at the Free The Bears Tat Kuang Si Bear Rescue centre, near Luang Prabang, Laos. This sign will explain the role of umbrella species:

‘Just as umbrellas protect people underneath them from rain, umbrella species keep their Lao forest wildlife friends safe from extinction. Poach or kill umbrella species and the balance of the whole forest is upset, but keep them safe and everyone’s a winner!’

Here is a link to an earlier sign drawn up for the Free The Bears trail.

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Today’s Pro Bono news cartoon. Abuse of people with disability in institutionalised services was exposed in this week’s 4 Corners – ABC Television program, in particular sexual assault in homes run by Yooralla, one of Australia’s largest disability support organisations. A number of posts on the Pro Bono website give background and more detail of the situation (Independent inquiry call over Yooralla abuse, Yooralla CEO quits, Government rejects Disability Abuse Inquiry).

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For perhaps the first time, young people could be worse off than their parents. Read the post on the Pro Bono website here. This is my fortnightly NFP Kneebone cartoon for the website.

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If you are homeless, don’t hold your breath. Governments don’t, they keep talking, and promising and shelving – see this post on  the Not For Profits Pro Bono news website. Here is today’s fortnightly NFP Kneebone cartoon on the same website.

Today’s Pro Bono News  cartoon, inspired by the post Youth Payments Violate Human Rights: Report.

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