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Five common mistakes in your first meeting with a corporate prospect

Linda Garnett,
16 September 2020

First dates are tough. Should it be casual or dressy? How do I make a good impression? The first meeting with a prospective corporate partner can be just as daunting. Plus, there’s the added pressure from your boss to hurry up and bring in more partnership income.

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Humanising Strategy to Survive and Thrive

Sarah Birken,
15 September 2020

People make strategy happen. Not the words in PowerPoint templates or the posters on company walls. And today, more than ever, it’s time to rethink your perspective on strategy from a business process to a fundamentally human one.

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Punctuating ‘however’

Mel Roome,
07 September 2020

‘However’ is similar in meaning to ‘but’, with a longer pause built in. What’s tricky is that ‘however’ isn’t interchangeable with ‘but’, and it’s punctuated differently. In fact, punctuating the word ‘however’ is about the most common problem we see as editors.

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Millennials are the unlikely allies of corporate-community partnerships

Linda Garnett,
31 July 2020

Millennials. Latte sipping, avocado munchers or resilient social justice warriors? People born between 1977 and 1994 have been the classic tabloid villains, portrayed as selfish and a general drain on society. "

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Human centred design brings together people, possibilities and creativity.

Jo Smyth,
07 July 2020

This year’s global pandemic has changed the world in ways that none of us could have imagined. For those of us that have been fortunate to continue to work, it has accelerated our understanding of remote working options like nothing has before.

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An editor’s week

Mel Roome,
06 July 2020

Variety is a significant pleasure for a business-document editor. Not only is variety stimulating, but the work that comes across our desks at Hit Send (or rather, across our screens) also provides a fascinating insight into local and overseas businesses, government policy, and social impact work. 

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Philanthropy leaders share insights into funding intentions and directions

Julia Keady,
02 July 2020

Watch the highlights from a two-part live show with five philanthropy sector leaders.

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Learnings from Australian Sports Foundation on handling high volumes of job applications

Julia Keady,
18 June 2020

Australian Sports Foundation takes us behind the scenes of leading an organisation through significant change, off the back of natural disasters and COVID-19’s devastating impact on community sport and the subsequent impacts on the organisation’s team.

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Learnings from Brave Foundation’s ‘community nurture’ and virtual delivery model

Julia Keady,
11 June 2020

Brave Foundation has been supporting teams in a virtual and remote way for many years, underpinned by its vision of being the “most connected remote organisation in the world”. In this video from RESET 2020, founder and CEO Bernadette Black shares tips for supporting team and volunteer mental health.

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Learnings from Swinburne’s focus on philanthropy during COVID-19

Julia Keady,
04 June 2020

'Thanks to our partner at Pro Bono Australia who ran this article first in our RESET 2020 weekly Column' Whether to actively fundraise or not during this pandemic is a burning issue for many organisations. In the latest video from RESET 2020, Belinda Collins from Swinburne explains how their campaign has ignited a community of support and demonstrated the opportunity available by engaging meaningfully and authentically at this time.

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