All · Advocacy · Associations · Charitable Organisations · Destinations · Events · Finance · Fundraising · Governance · HR · IT · Jobs · Leadership · Legal · Marketing · Membership · Paperwork · Social Enterprise · Volunteers/VolunteeringA new breed of banks across the world are championing a global financial system that serves the needs and interests of people, their communities and the environment. Third Sector spoke with three not-for-profit finance professionals to gain their insights on the financial challenges and innovations currently impacting the sector. Since 1998, the ISIS Group has been providing services to people living in poverty in Nepal and Uganda using a unique dual model that incorporates both a business and not-for-profit component. Audette Exel, a founder of the ISIS Group, explains to Third Sector how not-for-profits can successfully partner with business to achieve greater social impact. For over a century, The Royal Children’s Hospital has provided care for Victorian children and their families, building a reputation as a leading specialist paediatric hospital. Third Sector recently spoke with Sue Hunt, Executive Director (CEO) of the hospital’s fundraising arm, The Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation, to discuss how she came to be involved with the organisation and what lies ahead. With diversity in funding becoming increasingly imperative in the not-for-profit sector, Eelco Keij outlines some strategies for organisations to consider when seeking cross-border grants. A multitude of technological advancements in recent years has changed the landscape of not-for-profit operations. William Eggers, Research Director, Public Sector Industry at Deloitte, speaks with Third Sector about the emergence of the ‘solution economy’, and how the sector will need to adapt. Yvonne Stewart, Senior Manager, Brand and Communications at The Benevolent Society challenges popular belief on not-for-profit spending in a candid opinion piece. Howard Ralley, National Director, FebFast explores how one simple idea generated $5.6 million in six years and – through continued innovation – shows no signs of slowing. Third Sector Editor Sarah Harding sat down with Queensland University of Technology Professor Helen Irvine to discuss her study Accountability beyond the headlines: Why not-for-profit organisations need to communicate their own expenditure stories. Mon, 29 September 2014 Third Sector is pleased to provide you with access to the inaugural Digital Edition thanks to the support of the Governance Institute of Australia and the Northern Territory Convention Bureau. Thu, 18 September 2014 In a speech delivered at NSW Parliament House last week, Social Ventures Australia CEO, Michael Traill AM, urged a rethink of the way the Australian community funds social change. Wed, 20 August 2014 The leading professional development conference for the Australian not-for-profit sector, Third Sector Expo will be held at the Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne on 23–24 March 2015. Wed, 14 May 2014 The abolishment of the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission has been confirmed. A program promoting philanthropy through collaboration to be launched. Both the disability and community sectors are set to receive funding. Mon, 12 May 2014 Professor Peter Shergold has observed a fundamental shift in the relationship between the public, private and third sectors over the past few decades, and shares with Third Sector his vision for a functional and beneficial harmony between all three. Thu, 24 April 2014 Didn’t make it to Third Sector Expo 2014, or made it but missed some sessions? Not a problem. You can now view the conference as it unfolded with live footage of speakers including questions and answers. Mon, 14 April 2014 In its third year running, Third Sector Expo connected delegates from across Australia to discuss and reflect on hot topics, innovations and emerging trends currently impacting the not-for-profit sector. Wed, 2 April 2014 Not-for-profit organisations overseas are increasingly focusing on outcomes to attract better investment, according to Community Council for Australia CEO David Crosbie. Wed, 12 March 2014 Applications are now open for a number of 2014 community grants, offered by Australia Post, the National Library of Australia and NRMA Insurance. Wed, 12 February 2014 Tom Dawkins, Director of StartSomeGood, will reveal how crowdfunding is evolving, what lies in its future, and how you can use it to give your not-for-profit a competitive edge at Third Sector Expo 2014, to be held from 3–4 April at the Hilton on the Park, Melbourne. Thu, 30 January 2014 Third Sector is pleased to announce Susan Murray, CEO of Suicide Prevention Australia, David Crosbie, CEO of the Community Council of Australia and Elliot Costello, Co-Founder and CEO of YGAP as speakers at Third Sector Expo 2014. Wed, 15 January 2014 Optus RockCorps, a youth volunteering initiative, is seeking expressions of interest from charities and community organisations that would benefit from a community centre transformation. Wed, 18 December 2013 To commemorate 50 years of philanthropy in Australia, The Ian Potter Foundation has announced a $4 million anniversary grants program for 2014. Wed, 4 December 2013 Find out how your organisation can use social financing to deliver a social dividend and an economic return at Criterion Conferences two-day conference on 19-20 March 2014 in Melbourne.