How does government debt affect social purpose organisations?

Neil Pharaoh,
02 June 2022

Federal government debt is on track to hit $1 trillion in coming years. As election sparring heats up, both major parties claim they’re best to manage it. But how does debt affect the social purpose sector?


Labor has won, so what now for the NFP and social purpose space?

Neil Pharaoh,
02 June 2022

Anthony Albanese is to be sworn in as Australia’s 31st Prime Minister, and Labor is on track for majority government. What does this mean for policy, advocacy, campaigning and engagement for the year ahead?


The great customer resignation

Linda Garnett,
30 May 2022

This weekend’s election shows that results don’t always meet expectations. Life has a way of delivering unexpected or disappointing outcomes. Think about giant Freddos that aren’t really that big after all, the miracle grapefruit diet that didn’t work or Bridgerton season 2 without the raunchy bits.


The Australian Data Strategy – Government’s whole-of-economy vision for data

Kristi Mansfield,
19 May 2022

The Australian Data Strategy vision recognises Data as a National Asset, which is cause for celebration. Seer Data & Analytic’s Kristi Mansfield reflects on what this means for communities and Australian society as a whole.


Digital Natives are coming for you!

Darren Taylor,
16 May 2022

It’s been over 20 years since I majored in Marketing at Swinburne University. How much of what was taught then, still applies now? More importantly, perhaps, how much of what is necessary now to a marketer’s toolkit wasn’t taught in the past, before artificial intelligence, social media and our always-on economy?


Working together for a brighter future for Burnie

Kristi Mansfield,
30 March 2022

The port-city of Burnie on the north-western coast of Tasmania is a small and vibrant community, rich with inspiring people and stories, and home to a progressive cohort of changemakers with a strong desire to address community challenges and create a brighter future. The Burnie identity is one of hard-working, robust resilience, yet the community has some complex challenges to overcome, including a culture of long-term inter-generational unemployment and education and economic outcomes the community wants to shift.


Always Be Opening

Linda Garnett,
14 March 2022

The British businessman James Goldsmith was famous for his many wives and amorous adventures. He once offered this advice after his third marriage, “if you marry your mistress, you create a job vacancy”. When partnerships managers finally get to a yes with a new corporate partner, it’s fair to say you’ve just lost your warmest prospect.


Community data access and sharing is at the heart of a new Bourke narrative

Kristi Mansfield,
01 February 2022

Community data access and sharing is at the heart of a new Bourke narrative, written and owned by Bourke people.


Best dressed for partnerships

Linda Garnett,
08 December 2021

“You are not going out dressed like that!” I can hear my mother’s words echoing in my head from my teenage years. It’s fair to say I experimented with a bunch of outfits that ranged from fashion forward to downright weird. The shock and horror that usually greeted my mum’s first view of my chosen Saturday night outfit were less about fashion and more about what I thought I was getting ready for. I thought it was to be the belle of the disco. Mum thought otherwise.


Sustaining Organisational Transformation Through Authentic Employee Engagement

Jo Smyth,
29 November 2021

Organisations inevitably face the need to change as their customers evolve, transforming markets in unexpected ways.


We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land and waters and their knowledge of the places where we gather to collaborate and strengthen communities. In our work, we recognise the importance of Country, not just as a place, but how it also maintains community, family, kin, lore and language.

We pay our respects to Elders past and present.

This always was, always will be, Aboriginal land.

We support the Uluru Statement from the Heart.

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