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Breakfast event: Leading people down the path of change

The not-for-profit sector in Australia is undergoing a period of unprecedented change. From government funding cuts to sector-wide restructures and government pressure for mergers, managing change is something virtually unavoidable for NFP leaders and HR professionals. So how can you not only cope, but thrive, in this environment of limited resources and constant change? The

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Not-For-Profit People Conference 2015 – Call for speakers

“Amazing” . . . “One of the best conferences I’ve been to” . . . ”Awesome calibre” . . . “Loved it” . . . “Brilliant conference” . . . “It was outstanding” . . . “I left feeling inspired”. That’s just a fraction of the feedback we received from almost 300 attendees at last

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Competency-based role families could be the magic pill your NFP needs to transform HR practices.

Competency-based role families could be the magic pill your organisation needs to tighten role descriptions, identify skills gaps, and reinvent staff learning and professional development. Think that’s a big claim? Frank Sedmak has been the General Manager of People and Culture at the Cerebral Palsy Alliance (CPA) for 14 years, and implemented competency-based role families

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Seven ways your online job ads are turning great candidates away

We all want to find fantastic staff. But your busy day (or week, or year!) means you might be missing out on some of the best candidates by failing to do one thing: Taking the time to write a killer job ad. With online job-seekers on average spending less than one minute on each page,

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Five lessons from one of Australia’s best not-for-profit places to work

Just one not-for-profit organisation made it into the Business Review Weekly’s (BRW) list of Best Places to Work in Australia in 2013: The Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience (AIME). Established in 2005, AIME connects thousands of indigenous high school students with mentors – with participants in the program being almost six times more likely to enter

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Redefining volunteering in Australia: Volunteering Australia wants to hear from you

After nearly 20 years, the peak body for volunteering in Australia is reviewing it’s definition of volunteering, and is calling on organisations to share their ideas and help to inform the decision. Volunteering Australia (VA) today launched a review of it’s current definition of volunteering, which will include a series of public information sessions and

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Evaluation: Creating a NFP workplace health program – Part 4

In this four-part series, we’ve been looking at the Heart Foundation’s ten-point plan for preparing, planning and delivering an effective workplace health program. If you’ve followed the advice in part one, part two and part three of this series, it’s now time for the final piece of the puzzle – evaluating how your program is working, and coming up with