03
Apr 19

Engaging the unengaged: Motivating a man to change his violent behaviour

It’s the age-old question of men’s behaviour change work – how do we motivate a man to change his violent behaviour? While many practitioners working with men who use violence agree it’s not their responsibility to make a man change, most will say their job is to guide a man towards an understanding that he can change. We recently … Continue reading Engaging the unengaged: Motivating a man to change his violent behaviour

22
Mar 19

Challenges and future opportunities a housing coordinator faces I Hume Housing Case Study

Author:Ash Natesh

According to the AFR, SDA is predicted to be a $5 billion industry backed by the National Disability Insurance Scheme. With the introduction of the SDA funding model, the desire to construct houses for individuals with a disability is plentiful, however, the challenges accompanied with that desire have proven to be as equally extensive. The … Continue reading Challenges and future opportunities a housing coordinator faces I Hume Housing Case Study

14
Mar 19

Three ways to simplify your revenue diversification streams

Author:Ash Natesh

Many NFP’s are looking beyond traditional grants and fundraising to increase revenue and maximise growth. From user paid products to crowd funding there are various other revenue streams that NFP’s can strategically tap into. It is worth keeping an eye out or what’s out there and new opportunities to increase revenue streams. Here are some … Continue reading Three ways to simplify your revenue diversification streams

01
Mar 19

Tackling men’s violence in the Northern Territory

Among the myriad of experts and practitioners that will speak at this May’s Australasian Working Together to End Men’s Family Violence Conference, Desmond Campbell brings a potent blend of personal and professional expertise to his work to end men’s domestic and family violence. A descendant of the Nglakan people of Ngukurr in south east Arnhem … Continue reading Tackling men’s violence in the Northern Territory

21
Feb 19

Recent Changes in SDA

Author:Ash Natesh

On 8 February 2019 the Hon Paul Fletcher, Minister for Families and Social Services, announced ‘immediate reforms’ to Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) to improve choice and control for National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) participants and boost market confidence. Original Source from Summer Foundation, download full report below: https://www.summerfoundation.org.au/resources/summary-of-changes-to-specialist-disability-accommodation-framework/ These changes are across the following SDA … Continue reading Recent Changes in SDA

07
Feb 19

Key insights from DVCS’s Men’s Behaviour Change program

Author:Ash Natesh

Domestic Violence Crisis Service (DVCS)  Room4Change program is a program for men who want to stop their use of violence and controlling behaviours and build healthy, respectful relationships. The program focuses on keeping the safety of women and children at the core of men’s behaviour change. The program can go for up to 12 months … Continue reading Key insights from DVCS’s Men’s Behaviour Change program

06
Feb 19

Do you efficiently measure social outcomes?

Author:Ash Natesh

“Organisations have the inability to be vulnerable, they often use measurement to only ever share good news stories” Bessi Graham, Co-Founder, Benefit Capital (Keynote at the Measuring Social Outcomes Conference 2018) Measurement, as Bessi mentioned, should be about what we actually deliver to the cause/people that the organisation is fighting for. Measurement needs to be … Continue reading Do you efficiently measure social outcomes?

13
Dec 18

Community Sector and Development l 2018 review

Author:Ash Natesh

**Information sourced from the Community Sector and Development IRC’s 2018 Skills Forecast (forthcoming). Employment trends Employment snapshot The Health Care and Social Assistance industry is the largest employing industry in Australia. In 2018 there were close to 1.7 million people who were employed in this industry, which is projected to increase to over 1.9 million … Continue reading Community Sector and Development l 2018 review