At the recent NZCCSS and C.N.A conference we had three Australian keynote speakers travel to present to us.
Brian Smith from the Harwood Institute talked about sustainable impact and turning outward to community rather than inward organisationally and politically. He provided us with tools and links to more tools which gave ways of connecting and working within communities. Inspiring stuff.
Professor Shelley Mallet from the Brotherhood of St Laurence talked about the mission of the community sector in a time of change. The Brotherhood has as objective, to demonstrate; to undertake; to strengthen; to collaborate and to work collaboratively, and their mission is to work towards a vision of an Australia free of poverty. We can learn from that in New Zealand.
Julian Moore, Australasia’s foremost non-profit sponsorship practitioner sprung ‘’unimaginable amounts of money’’ tales on us, and then drew it together with ideas, and offers of help and examples of how we too can find ways to connect with corporate sponsors.
SOURCE: Rice, Ros. “Messages from Australia.” Community Scoop [website viewed 13 November 2017]
Produced by the librarians at the Brotherhood of St Laurence in Melbourne, Australia