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Thought Starter: A world first social enterprise car park?

Julia Keady,
09 March 2018

I am with Larry Page. A good idea is always crazy until they are not. Until people jump on the crazy wagon. And we are in an era where big ideas are needed. Transformational ideas that allow multiple partners to help us bust out some of our old, limiting paradigms. 


Community Wellbeing: Handling a narcissist in your organisation

Adam Blanch,
06 March 2018

(First published by Probono Australia) by practitioner Adam Blanch
Narcissism is the bogey man of personality. It is surrounded by myth and fear, but it is a surprisingly common part of most people’s lives. We encounter it almost daily, with approximately 1 per cent of the population suffering a diagnosable level of the disorder, so that’s something like 70 or 80 million clinical narcissists in the world.


Perspective: The other face of social change

Julia Keady,
28 February 2018

One of my most recent AHA moments was the realisation that we have many 'hidden faces of social change'. We often talk about those running for purpose organisations as the agents of change in our society, and while I concur, the face we forget is the many consultants and small businesses.


Thought Starter: Social responsibility or social opportunity?

Julia Keady,
07 February 2018

This piece was first published by Pro Bono Australia. People who know me know that I get fired up about language.


Thought Starter: Community foundations: If you haven’t got one, get one

Julia Keady,
03 February 2018

The recent Global Philanthropy report pays homage to the incredible work of Community Foundations and noting they are becoming beacons of philanthropy everywhere.  


Community Profile: Philanthropy Sector Leader, Genevieve Timmons

Julia Keady,
07 November 2017

Philanthropy Australia’s recent conference theme Future Ready inspired me to tease out the issue with long-standing sector leader and author of Savvy Giving, Genevieve Timmons. (Many thanks to Pro Bono News for first publishing this piece on 8 November 2016)


Perspective: Coming full circle with crowd funding

Julia Keady,
09 April 2017

This morning, I was fortunate to spend 15 minutes chatting on ABC Gippsland about social change and philanthropy, and we homed in on the subject of crowd-funding which has long been something I have felt nervous about. I am often warning people to be really careful with crowd-funding.  



Thought Starter: Philanthropists feel powerless too

Julia Keady,
02 November 2016

I have been working with a fabulous lady in her 70s, and we have been delving into a sector that very few large-scale donors have navigated. In this sector – like many – there are the obvious big players and countless smaller organisations, many of which have never received a direct inquiry from a potential philanthropist.



Thought Starter: A 'climate' lens for philanthropy

Julia Keady,
12 October 2016

Yesterday I attended Day 2 of the National Community Foundations Forum, where I was fortunate enough to speak about community engagement, and also participate in the audience and learn from some of our sector's inspiring leaders.


Perspective: Boards - it's time to step up!

Julia Keady,
05 September 2016

Over the last 10 years, I’ve been on a Board, answered to a Board and worked with numerous client Boards across the for-purpose sector.  

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