Inspiring your community

Today is the perfect day to start

Today is the perfect day to start

Is that thing still bothering you? You know that thing? That thing that barges into your consciousness around 2.25am? That relentless niggle that plays on repeat as you try to shift your mind to other things. Especially when everything else around you is quiet and […]

Breaking the cycle of ice addiction

Breaking the cycle of ice addiction

Only a few short years ago Ryan was an every day user of ice and ghb who was dealing to support his habit

I rest on the weekend, unless I’m selling coffee

I rest on the weekend, unless I’m selling coffee

Originally published on www.kerrygrace.com.au Nancy Sposato is a regional Australian, a performer, creative industries business owner and mum of two. Join us for a conversation about juggling being a mum in business whilst maintaining your own wellbeing, adapting diverse skills to earn an income in a smaller pond, […]

How much do you want it?

How much do you want it?

I’ve been feeling a bit overwhelmed lately.  There’s a lot going on, and like most humans I have a list.   Lately it feels like the list just keeps getting longer and I’ve got to admit my motivation (and therefore productivity) has certainly been dropping […]

Are you patient?

Are you patient?

Join Rebel Black from The Rural Woman and gather some ideas about enhancing the virtue of patience in your life

When not to start a not for profit

When not to start a not for profit

Which legal structure to operate within is a challenge that many social entrepreneurs have.

In our experience of working with many social entrepreneurs the story goes something like this…

Want social change to stick?

Want social change to stick?

There’s the services (not all, but some) that want to own it all (and the funding that goes with it). Then there are the do-ers of good that obsess over saving people rather than enabling them to change by themselves

It’s not a relay if you don’t pass the baton on

It’s not a relay if you don’t pass the baton on

If you’ve been anywhere within earshot of me in the past months you’ll have heard about my frustrations with the pathetic school based traineeship (SBAT) systems that Australia currently has in place.

Is the community sector a toxic environment?

Is the community sector a toxic environment?

If you work in the community (read not for profit) sector, particularly in a community development, coordination or management role I’d say you wouldn’t be surprised to hear the sector described as somewhat ‘tricky’ sometimes (not all the time) even tipping into dysfunctional. I wonder sometimes […]

Experience your industry before you jump in

Experience your industry before you jump in

A colleague recently commented on the necessity of fledgling business owners (in particular social enterprise owners) trialing and testing their industry before launching themselves upon the world. Personally, I couldn’t agree with this sentiment more.  You may have participated in one of those conversations.  A […]