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NEWS: Community connectors could help COVID-19 battle

NEWS: Our data scientist a shining star for women

COMMENT: How to build hope in a post-COVID world

GUIDANCE: Sector experts give you the top priorities

STUDY: Our research reveals pandemic threat to 230,000 groups

UPSKILL: NFP Governance Diploma goes online

DIPLOMA: Remote learning a bonus for students in the bush

FREE: Pandemic policy to help you manage the virus crisis

AGONY UNCLE: How do we make the most of this lockdown?

COMMENT: Virus shows us social change can happen, now

GIVING: How to give during the COVID-19 crisis

FUNDING: Assistance for organisations affected by COVID-19

SUPPORT: Help organisations affected by COVID-19

ISOLATION: Twelve ways to stay playful

SOS: Our Community's campaign to combat COVID-19

RESEARCH: Not-for-profit 'roadmap' tackles sector's big issues

HELP: Leading community org calls on govt to do more for sector

INDUSTRY STUDY: Facebook fundraising spikes after bushfires

COMMENT: Why we need to appoint a no-bullshit council

COMMENT: Aussie citizenship test - it's just not cricket

TRAINING: Scholarship opportunities are fast-tracked

TIM COSTELLO: Why not-for-profits are Australia's sleeping giant

COMMENT: The future is now, and it's hot, dry and undeniably real

WHISTLEBLOWING: What NFPs should know about law changes

BUSHFIRE EMERGENCY: How you can help affected communities

SECTOR RESEARCH: Good governance crucial for arts community

COMMENT: Why it's time to rethink our MP numbers

FUNDRAISING: More impact for Giving Tuesday campaign

TATTOOED ANGEL: How an app and a community saved a life

AGONY UNCLE: Unsporting bullies take control of croquet club

SOCIAL IMPACT: The one gift that keeps on giving

AWARDS: Celebrating the sector's unsung heroes

GIVING GROWING: Hundreds sign up for Giving Tuesday

GOOD GOVERNANCE: Why you should trust and verify

SECTOR REFORM: Our Community's role in sector blueprint

FUNDRAISING: Why you've got to accept online donations

GIVING TUESDAY: Small orgs boost with ready-made fundraiser

RESOURCES: Damn Good Advice for Schools now available

COMMENT: Ignoring the data is an invitation to disaster

SURVEY: Study proves NFP leaders need a better welcome

TREASURERS' AWARDS: Sports clubs shine

NFP SPOTLIGHT: How do not-for-profit finances compare?

COMMENT: What's the Catholic church teaching us about love?

FINDINGS: Study spotlights not-for-profit crime threat

B-CORPS: Recognition in mission to be a force for good

B-CORPS II: Our Community House gets busy

ULURU STATEMENT: Time to show a bit of heart

#GIVINGTUESDAY: Why you should join this global movement

CONDUCT: What charities need to know about new rules

COMMENT: Old-school not-for-profits risk losing trust

AWARDS: Winners shine a light on our funding future

SPOTLIGHT REPORT: How well is your organisation performing?

DATA READY: How NFPs can become more data driven

COMMENT: Why battling homelessness is worth a gamble

GENDER TRENDS: $100m donations study reveals preferences

SPOTLIGHT STUDY: A View from the Chair

HR HELP: Free human resources for the community sector

NFP INTELLIGENCE: How our Data Lab will help you do better

SPOTLIGHT STUDY: Not-for-profits missing the data train

INTERACTIVE: Numbers prove LGBTIQ+ funding falls short | Interactive

TRAVEL PAYMENTS: Can I claim that on tax?

TIPS: How to nail your media coverage

LEGAL TIPS: How NFPs can stay ahead of the threats

COMMENT: It's time for less spending and more giving

COMMENT: The joy of giving - on a Tuesday

FUNDRAISING: Not too late to get aboard Giving Tuesday train

COMMENT: Community Advocates must do better

CONFERENCE KEYNOTE: Fr Rod Bower calls for greater belonging

KEYNOTE: Accentuate the positive: Professor Lea Waters

IMPACT: Why social impact measurement is an essential skill

HIGHLIGHTS: Why Communities in Control 2019 shook things up

EVENT WRAP: Practical Impact shows NFPs to evaluate better

STATEMENT: Our Community welcomes ALP's charities policy

BOARD DIRECTION: Why it's time to Communicate with Clout

SECTOR TRENDS: How NFPs can keep calm under pressure

SECTOR STUDY: Winners sum up the mood in NFP survey

POST-POLL PREDICTION: Brace for impact of elections, quotas, inquiries

REGULATIONS: How whistleblowing law shake-up affects you

FUNDING EXPERIMENTS: Five grants trends to watch

BUZZWORDS: Jargon you'll be hearing more of

ACNC PLANS: Gary Johns on what you can expect this year

CHILD SAFETY: Passion project aims to keep kids safe

POLICY: What to expect (at work) when you're expecting

ACNC: Commission seeks new measures for not-for-profit health

TOP ISSUES: Legal eagle's birds-eye view of the sector

INSPIRATION: Find focus with the Festival of Community Directors

DONATIONS: Understanding the power of suggestion

LEGAL: New accounting rules for not-for-profits

PAT'S TIPS: Seeing the big picture crucial to your survival

#GivingTuesday: Aussie, NZ giving campaign goes global

AGONY UNCLE: Paws for thought before blowing the whistle

BRONTOSAURUSES VS BUTTERFLIES: Finance royal commission

FUTURE 500: High hopes for scholarship winners

MEET THE TRAINER: How Lisa's ear for harmony is helping NFPs

DIRECTORS: Good governance again in the spotlight

DIPLOMA WINNERS: Future leaders scoop up scholarships

OPINION: Stop blaming politicians, start getting active

RESEARCH: Study seeks to arrest fall in grassroots leaders

GRANTWRITING: Don't hate me, I'm a grantwriter

ALAN SCHWARTZ: Introducing the Universal Commons

CULTURE SHOCK: Why Aussie game is just not cricket

MEASURE THIS: Funders the key to evidence-based practice

GARY BANKS (AO): What happened to evidence-based policy?

RADIO WAVES: Tune in to the power of community

ANALYSE THIS: Free tech tool for NFPs released

REACHING OUT: How to use your 'social connectors'

CHILD SAFETY: Action must follow national apology

#GIVINGTUESDAY: A wave of giving starts right here, right now

WHAT'S NEXT? The future of grantmaking

GROWING UP: Greening Australia's culture shock

FINANCE HELP: Watchdog to tackle rip-offs

COMMENT: Culture is key to healthy community organisations

GOOD PRACTICE: Good culture starts at the board table

SPELL IT OUT: Our Community's culture? Read the Manifesto

AWARDS: Being treasurer is more than a numbers game

LEGAL THREATS: Avoiding scandal by promoting good culture

KEYNOTE: How Susan Pascoe sees the future for NFPs

ACNC REVIEW: Sector welcomes findings

GOOD DATA: Why not-for-profits must do data better

COMMENT: Reef grant is hardly gold standard

POLITICS: Libs turmoil gives sector new minister

LEADERSHIP: Keenan Mundine on Indigenous leadership

DIVERSITY: The critical need for disability leadership

NEW SYSTEMS: DSS to revamp grants for families and children

COMMENT: When is a charity not a charity?

DONATIONS: Community donors keep giving as others cut back

LEADERSHIP: If ethics is so obvious, why is it so hard?

VIDEO REPORT: What makes a good community leader?

DIVERSITY: Why diversity makes good sense for NFP leaders

RESOURCES: The trouble with good leadership: What not to do

LEARN TO LEAD: Inside the Australia Council's program

SHARING THE LOAD: How NFPs can do more (with more)

COMMENT: Thai caves rescue shows power of community

ANALYSIS: The twin foundations of leadership with Simon Longstaff

FINANCE: Top treasurer's advice for organisations (with interactive help)

OPINION: ASIC levy stems from a state-federal mess

ATO ADVICE: Tree planting is now less taxing

CROWDRAISERS: Charity sleep-out shoots for the stars

OUR CONFERENCE: Why it's time to put Communities in Control

GOOD BUSINESS: Our Community "Best for Community", again

LGBTQI+ LENS: Why our data scientists are chasing rainbows

VIDEO: Abuse survivor tells why this child safety toolkit is a must

DATA THREAT: NFP cyber attack highlights data dangers

WOMEN'S BUSINESS: The role of gender in winning grants

FREE DOWNLOAD: Equip yourself with our child safety toolkit

FREE POLICY: Improve your complaints process

PARTNERSHIPS: What are your legal options for collaboration?

PRO BONO POWER: Partnerships power free legal help

RISE OF THE MACHINES: Dangers of data on autopilot

POWER IN UNITY: Cooperate to propagate

KEYS TO CHANGE: Jocelyn's mission to end family violence

SHARE THE SPACE: Co-locate to collaborate

THEY SAID IT: How to make collaboration work

DATA: Astrophysicist turns to the grants universe

STUNNING: The Geelong Project's collaboration breakthrough

COMMUNITY: Backyard sessions bringing people together

SECURITY: How to manage passwords in your organisation

CROWDRAISE: Fundraising tool gives people the power, for less

COLLABORATION: Community Directors Intelligence tells you how

PARTNERSHIPS: The Impact Assembly's change agenda

MEET THE TRAINER: Gina Cirillo

CONNECTIONS: 50 hot tips for finding the right business partner

VIDEO: to boost directors' credentials

SECTOR TRENDS: The big issues for not-for-profits

ON ADVOCACY: When it's time to speak out

HELP SHEET: The 12 rules of advocacy

STAND STRONG: Why advocacy is crucial for not-for-profits

DATA FOCUS: New not-for-profit chief's advocacy warning

CHARITY SHAKEUP: So what do US tax changes mean for us?

PEOPLE POWER: How GetUp grabbed your attention

ADVOCACY TOOLKIT: How to change a law

THINKING AHEAD: Our Community House announced

TALENT: Meet the Community Directors Council

ETHICAL DECISIONS: Get help with a free independent helpline

GREAT QUOTES: Mobilising the grassroots to create change

ADVICE: How to communicate with clout

CHILDREN: How Royal Commission into child abuse affects you

MEET THE TRAINER: Richard Edge

DATA DRIVE: CLASSIE system has new bells and whistles

BOYCOTT: Why Our Community wants Oz Day date to change

ORDER OF AUSTRALIA: Unrepresentative, uncaring, unchanged

TAX RULING: Decision less taxing on directors' decisions

SOCIAL IMPACT: Airbnb turns to community groups

MEET THE TRAINER: Patrick Moriarty

HELP SHEET: Eighteen tech tools for the 2018 not-for-profit

FIRST PERSON: Random Hacks of Kindness

HEALTHY COMMUNITIES: How are your community's Vital Signs?

MAPPING SOCIAL COHESION: We're still sticking together, just

FUNDRAISING: Why loyalty is such a powerful motivator

GLOBAL: Community groups the frontline of inequality fight

GOVERNANCE: Community directors' scholarships open doors

RESOURCES: IT help - free, discounted, donated

FUNDRAISING: Spread the load to build financial sustainability

ADVICE: Top five financial questions for not-for-profits

RSL's finance battle a lesson for us all

SUSAN PASCOE: Top regulator joins forces with Our Community