Breaking the mould – women in leadership with Senator Janet Rice

Greens Senator for Victoria Janet Rice knows a thing or two about leadership. As part of the Franklin River blockade alongside Bob Brown and Christine Milne, she went on to become a founding member of the Victorian Greens. She has also worked in the not-for-profit sector as the first coordinator of Bicycle Network’s Ride2Work program before

Have your say on volunteer management

Have your say in the future of volunteer management

If you’re a volunteer manager in Australia chances are you know all about the National Standards for Involving Volunteers in Not-For-Profits. But, did you know that they’re currently being updated? It’s been 13(!) years since the National Standards were last reviewed, but Volunteering Australia and the National Standards working group have been undergoing a comprehensive


Not-For-Profit People Conference: full program release

With the 2014 Not-For-Profit People Conference – on November 13 & 14 – just one month away, we’re excited to announce that the full conference program has now been released. We’re incredibly proud of the program this year – we’ve got more than 20 high-calibre speakers from both within and outside the NFP sector, and


Do you have a mentally healthy workplace? Here’s how to find out

Did you know that poor mental health costs organisations in Australia close to $11 billion dollars each year in lost productivity? For not-for-profit organisations, having a mentally healthy workplace is about more than dollars and cents, though. It’s about looking after the people who are making a real difference in our communities. At this year’s


Government backflip on welfare reform: Good news for NFP employers

NFP recruitment managers can breathe a (tentative) sigh of relief this week, after Employment Minister Eric Abetz backflipped on some of the government’s welfare reform proposals that would have potentially crippled recruiting for many NFPs. You may recall that the Abbott government’s proposed changes to the Newstart Allowance would have forced job-seekers to apply for


One great way to reduce staff absenteeism by up to 80 percent

Encouraging your employees to cycle to work has huge benefits to both employees and organisations. In fact, as well as increasing employee mental and physical health and wellbeing, workplaces that support bike-riding employees can reduce absenteeism by up to 80%! Despite this, two thirds of Australians still rely on cars to travel to work every day. With Ride2Work


NSW Volunteer Management Award – Nominate your organisation today!

Does your organisation have great volunteers? Chances are, if you have an innovative, successful or just plain amazing group of volunteers in your organisation, you’ve probably also got some excellent volunteer managers. So, if you’re based in New South Wales why not recognise your organisation’s volunteer management achievements by nominating for a NSW Excellence in


Make-A-Wish Foundation let their staff choose their own job titles. Here’s what happened.

Would your organisation ever consider allowing your staff to choose their own job titles? How about an IT Manager who refers to herself as a “Digital Overlord” or your Director of Marketing becoming the “Director of Fun”? Sounds crazy? Well, that’s exactly what Make-A-Wish Foundation executives in the US decided to do after a trip


What’s shaping the community sector workforce? Have your say!

If you are a HR manager or senior manager working in the community sector the Community Services and Health Industry Skills Council (CS&HISC) wants to hear from you! Between now and October 16th, the council is asking for input into how policy changes and service demand are impacting your organisation’s workforce. So if you’re: A community