Do funding models encourage collaboration?

Let’s face it… in an ever competitive funding landscape there is more pressure on individual not for profits to be louder, to stand out, to push for results and to provide cost effective solutions. But is this an approach that will truly sustain social change? Today I’m reading about collective impact in an article by Kania and Kramer (2011) The …

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…

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.

Public art and community recovery

When recently in Christchurch, NZ I was moved and inspired by the public art.  I had to learn more about how the artworks contributed to the community recovery process after the 2011 Earthquake. Deborah McCormick, Founder and Director of SCAPE Public Art kindly joined me for an interview where I learned not only about the role of public art in …