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Collaborative knowledge by the Charity Labs members.

Alongside our online charity training courses, all active Charity Labs members are encouraged to collaborate and share their knowledge with others by creating new articles or supplementing existing ones.

All contributions are very welcome. Thank you!

What is community disadvantage? Understanding the issues, overcoming the problem

This Resource Sheet briefly summarises a number of influential recent approaches to conceptualising and measuring disadvantage. It aims to provide practitioners, service providers and policy-makers with a background on …

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Age of consent laws

According to criminal law in Australia, the age of consent refers to the age a person is considered to be capable of legally giving informed consent to sexual acts …

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Six steps to running a campaign

STEP ONE: Ask yourselves why you need to have a campaign What are you concerned about? What needs to change? Why hasn’t change happened already? How would communicating with …

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Five tips for managing resistance to change

1. Do change management right the first time Much of the resistance faced by projects can be avoided if effective change management is applied on the project from the …

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Mandatory Reporting

What is mandatory reporting? Mandatory reporting is a term used to describe the legislative requirement imposed on selected classes of people to report suspected cases of child abuse and …

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Welcoming a new board member

A welcome letter and an induction plan are among the first items a director receives upon his appointment to the board. New directors should be inducted on to the board …

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9 Tips for Writing Effective Grant Proposals

To make your grant writing stand out from other proposals and get your grant funded, you have to know how to write grant applications effectively. Do some research for …

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A step-by-step guide to planning and running an effective campaign.

1. Define your issue Set a realistic goal for your campaign. Think of a clear, simple message that communicates your aim. Does your message have a good ring to …

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Getting local media coverage

The media always want good local stories, or a local angle on a national story, especially with a human interest. So if you do have a good story – …

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How to write a grant application

Persuasive, cohesive grant proposals are key to winning funding from private foundations, the government and individuals. Writing grant proposals is generally thought to be something that is extremely difficult and time-consuming, …

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Social media for not-for-profits

The aim of nearly every association, no matter who they are or what industry they are in, is to effectively communicate with their members whilst reaching new ones. There …

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Youth mentoring

What is mentoring? Mentoring provides a structured and trusting relationship that brings young people together with caring individuals who offer guidance, support and encouragement  (adapted from Mentor/National Mentoring Partnership and …

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What is a not-for-profit organisation

Generally, a not-for-profit is an organisation that does not operate for the profit, personal gain or other benefit of particular people. This can include people such as its members, …

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Child Protection Standards

Each day, children across Australia come into contact with a variety of organisations such as schools, child care centers, hospitals, religious institutions, and sports and recreation clubs. The development …

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