A diverse approach to giving – Benojo weekly roundup

Each week we aim to bring you the biggest stories across the CSR, philanthropy and charity space. Here’s all the latest in the world of social impact.

What do corporate partners want from their causes?

With an estimated 600,000 not-for-profits operating in Australia finding the right corporate partner to support your cause can be hard work. We look at four key factors to consider in seeking corporate support for your charity.

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A guide to managing a volunteer workforce

When a volunteer force is mobilised correctly, the power of their collective action is huge. Here are six lessons that should be useful to anyone who is interested in engaging volunteers, as pertinent in the corporate boardroom as on the campaign trail.

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How diversity makes us smarterdverse

Being around people who are different from us makes us more creative, more diligent and harder-working

Decades of research by organisational scientists, psychologists, sociologists, economists and demographers show that socially diverse groups (that is, those with a diversity of race, ethnicity, gender and sexual orientation) are more innovative than homogeneous groups.

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Tap payment technology moves into outdoor aiding veteran’s charity Walking Wounded

Shoppers will be able to make donations to charities with a simple tap of their credit cards on outdoor signs around the country after Ooh Media rolled out the technology in aid of veteran’s charity Walking Wounded.

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Waleed Aly asks why begging is illegal in most of Australia?


Citing statistics from the 2014 budget which slashed $70 million dollars from community service programs while 120 000 people had to be turned away from homeless shelters last year, Waleed Aly poses the question: why is begging illegal in most of Australia?

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Why it’s OK to be a leftie and give to charity

Like the £2.5m donated to the Guardian’s Christmas appeal, the record-breaking £55m raised by Sport Relief on the BBC last weekend is cheering evidence of people’s generosity. But while conservatives have traditionally been supportive of the voluntary sector – because it fits with their idea that taxes should be low and the role of the state limited – for those on the left, the celebration of charitable success can feel more awkward.

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