Author Archives: Jonathan Smith

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Turning strategy into reality

20% x 100% = happiness

“There are basically two types of people. People who accomplish things, and people who claim to have accomplished things. The first group is less crowded.” ~ Mark Twain You know that type of person who says “There are basically only … Continue reading

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Aged care Royal Commission – let’s make it count

As an industry, we must treat this current scrutiny and the coming Royal Commission as an opportunity for learning and growth. Continue reading

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Today was a very important day

You’d all be aware by now today was a very significant day – the results of the government survey on marriage equality were announced and 61.6% of the Australian people voted yes. The results of this announcement were some colourful … Continue reading

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Today was a very weird day…

My nephew rang me to tell me my brother, his dad, died this morning. I was getting ready for work. I hadn’t even had breakfast. … at this point, I need to make it clear, I’m not writing this to get lots of … Continue reading

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Not for profit mergers vs corporate mergers

The community not-for-profit sector is buzzing with talk about mergers at the moment. It would be easy to spend a day just talking about why people are considering mergers, and the structural factors at work in the sector at the moment, but … Continue reading

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Coalition to abolish ACNC and repeal charity definition

Speculation about the future of the ACNC came up at a recent Board meeting, and again at a business gathering on Friday. No need to speculate any more, the Coalition has stated it will roll back the establishment of the Australian Charities and … Continue reading

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Red tape

‘Reducing red tape’ has been a hot topic between not-for-profits and government agencies over the last couple of years. The Western Australian Government has been driving a ‘free market‘ approach to encourage NFPs to be more entrepreneurial and innovative in … Continue reading

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