Time to take a sick day: working when ill is bad for you – and your organisation

Feeling ill? Well, staying at home would seem to be the sensible course of action. Yet for many, going to work while sick has become the norm, even a necessity in the face of the pressures placed on us by the organisations which employ us. In many cases, illness is no longer seen as a valid reason for not working; rather, it is considered to be something that people must put up with and get over. Sick days are for wimps. Yet, working while ill – or “presenteeism” – adds to the costs of organisations. Read more »


How to be compassionate in challenging conversations

Do you dread having tricky conversations with colleagues about performance, pay, restructuring or workplace conflict? Throughout a career, every not-for-profit leader will face these conversations. But for many, they can be the most difficult parts of a job. One of the most challenging conversations you might face as a not-for-profit professional is when a colleague… Read more »


How one Dutch NFP is revolutionising community service using self-managing teams – with Yumi Stamet

In the lead-up to her presentation at the 2015 Not-For-Profit People Conference, Yumi Stamet – a Workforce Adviser for the National Disability Services (NDS) – spoke with us about Buurtzorg, a Dutch NFP that has grown from just 4 staff in 2006 to over 8,000 staff today, by pioneering a system of self-managing teams. Buurtzorg has the most satisfied workforce of any Dutch company with more than 1,000 employees. Read more »


Not-For-Profit People Conference: Convince your boss and join us in November

Do you need some help convincing your manager that this year’s Not-For-Profit People Conference is a must attend event?

Over two jam-packed days in November, we’re putting people at the centre of the conversation around how to strengthen NFP organisations and the sector. Here’s five reasons why you need to join more than 300 NFP professionals at the conference. Read more »

Speakers Feature

Not-For-Profit People Conference: The full program is here!

We’re delighted to announce that we’ve put the final touches on the program for the Not-For-Profit People Conference, which is now quickly approaching on 16-17 November!

We’ve assembled 29 expert speakers from leading not-for-profits like GetUp!, World Vision, and Save the Children as well as from some of the top companies and universities in the country. Have you booked your spot yet? Read more »

The path to happiness at work, with Dr Timothy Sharp

Dr. Timothy Sharp is the founder & CHO (Chief Happiness Officer) of The Happiness Institute – Australia’s first and now largest organisation devoted solely to enhancing happiness for individuals, families and organisations. In the lead-up to his presentation at the 2015 Not-For-Profit People Conference, Dr. Sharp spoke with us about what happiness at work looks like, why it’s important and how you can help staff to find it. Read more »