NCOSS Sector e-News 11 July 2019

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Dear All,


Our Post-Budget Breakfast was a well-attended but sombre affair – not surprising given the low priority in the budget for those doing it tough. You can find our analysis here


A key focus was the 1.75% indexation which will necessitate service reductions and clients turned away. Peak bodies have jointly written to the Premier, Treasurer and relevant Ministers highlighting these impacts and the need for indexation to at least match the mandated 3% wage increase.


We have also developed resources for member organisations to take the matter up locally. Your local MPs will understand what service cuts mean to the community and local media often has a strong interest in these issues. You can find a shell media release and a letter to your local MP template on our website. Now is the time to take action!


During NAIDOC week we celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. We are reminded of the lack of constitutional recognition and a voice to Parliament for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The unique place that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have both in our history and in our contemporary society needs to be formally recognised as well as celebrated.


Voice. Treaty. Truth.


- Joanna Quilty, NCOSS CEO



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7 Digital Marketing Strategies – A new learning opportunity

How do you get your issue noticed and raise awareness, amidst the busy world of today's digital landscape and social media? Learn (and practice) a few "tricks of the trade" from a team that has used the power of communications to build and protect organisational reputations - Australian Public Affairs (APA). Click here for more information and to register.
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NSW Financial Inclusion Forum – Financial resilience forum

The NSW Financial Inclusion Network is hosting a forum on Tuesday 13 August to expand the conversation around financial resilience. Join the conversation at UNSW City Campus for a deep dive into social capital and economic resources. The day will feature multiple guest speakers including NCOSS CEO, Joanna Quilty. Register now to secure your spot!
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HESTA Community Sector Awards – Nominations now open

Nominations are open for the 2019 HESTA Community Sector Awards! The HESTA Community Sector Awards are to recognise individuals who are advocates, leaders and are committed to improving the lives of those who rely on being able to access various services of this sector. There is $30,000 in prizes provided by @ME that is up for grabs. Click here to start the process.
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ABC and ACOSS Talent Diversity Callout – Accepting EOIs now

ACOSS and ABC News are working together to build its database of those who identify as women from all different backgrounds to call on as expert talent, opinion leaders and sources for interviews across digital and broadcast platforms. This database will be used by ABC interview producers, talent bookers and journalist’s for media opportunities and will be supported by ACOSS through the process. Fill out the EOI here.

NCOSS Training & Events




7 Digital Marketing Strategies for Non-Profits & Advocacy Services - Woolloomooloo



NCOSS & NSW Legislative Council Parliamentary Inquiries Workshop - Sydney



NGO Research Forum



NCOSS & NSW Legislative Council Parliamentary Inquiries Workshop



NGO Research Forum
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Sector Professional Development


Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) 2019 Courses

The Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD)'s courses are designed to update and deepen not-for-profits' knowledge on governance issues, board practice and the roles and responsibilities of directors. They are tailored to senior executives and managers, committee members and newly appointed

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Charity Law Association of Australia & New Zealand (CLAANZ) Conference - 1 Aug 2019, Melbourne

Charity Law Association of Australia & New Zealand (CLAANZ) Conference
'Why and How We Value the Charity Sector'
1 August 2019
Woodward Conference Centre

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Grants 101: Strong Project Budgets - 7 Aug 2019, Online


Connecting Up & Strategic Grants
Grants 101: Strong Project Budgets
7 August 2019, 11.00am-12.00pm (AEST)

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Mastering Meetings - 13 Aug 2019, Online


Justice Connect - Not-for-profit Law
Mastering Meetings
13 August 2019, 12.45pm-2.00pm (AEST)

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Local Community Services Association (LCSA) Connecting Communities Conference - 26-28 Aug 2019, Wollongong

Local Community Services Association (LCSA)
Connecting Communities Conference
26-28 August 2019
Novotel Wollongong

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Social Value & SROI Training - 21-22 Oct 2019, Woolloomooloo


Social Ventures Australia (SVA)
Social Value & SROI Training
21-22 October 2019
Collective Purpose, Suite 501, 80 William St, Woolloomooloo

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Sector News & Resources


Social Enterprise Council or Network for NSW & ACT EOI

A Social Enterprise Council or Network for NSW and ACT is to be formed by a group of founding social entrepreneur and enterprise members from across NSW and ACT. These members will be long standing social entrepreneurs or enterprises and have an interest in advocating for and representing

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Myer Innovation Fellowships EOI

The Myer Innovation Fellowships aim to support breakthrough solutions to Australia’s most pressing social and environmental challenges and bring new talent to the social sector. Fellows are offered the unique opportunity to take twelve months away from their current role to pursue a big idea that has the potential

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Westpac Scholars Social Change Fellowship

If you had the chance to take the time to develop yourself, and increase your impact, would you do it? If you're passionate about making positive social change happen in Australia, this could change your life. The Fellowship gives you the opportunity to go on a 6-month personal development journey,

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Australia Post Community Grants

Not-for-profit community organisations are invited to apply for a 2019 Australia Post Community Grant, with funding of up to $10,000 available to each recipient. The initiative aims to support projects and services that address locally identified needs that strengthen social connections and reduce barriers

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2019 Commonwealth Bank Not-for-Profit Treasurers' Awards

Every community organisation understands how much they owe to the person who keeps track of the finances. But they don't often tell them so. Our Community and the Commonwealth Bank and their Not-for-Profit Sector Banking team believe Australia's treasurers deserve some recognition.

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Have your Say: Regulation of charities by the Australian Charities & Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC)

The objective of this audit by the Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) is to assess the effectiveness of the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission’s (ACNC)'s regulation of charities. The ANAO proposes to examine the ACNC’s arrangements for: registering charities

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In Brief 


NCOSS Post-Budget Breakfast – Did you attend? Then we want to hear from you! Take 5 minutes to complete the feedback form here


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