Small scale giving, BIG impact – 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.

A closer look at the not-for-profit sector in AustraliaScreen Shot 2016-04-11 at 11.21.17 am

The not-for-profit sector (NFP) is a fundamental part of Australian society that has recently undergone rapid growth and expansion. Working across all facets of the NFP sector, from causes to corporates and individuals, Benojo have noticed growing trends that have been backed by findings from the Cause Report by JBWere.

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Sleepbus – the bus providing shelter for the homeless (and their pooches)config

Australian entrepreneur Simon Rowe has designed the “Sleepbus” which promises to give more than 8 000 homeless people a place to sleep for the night each year.

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Prose fills wall in Newton café's 'free coffee for poems' promopoem

The wall of a local coffee shop is slowly filling with poetry.

As part of a month-long promotion, Newton's Espesso Café is offering a free coffee (or tea or pop) to anyone who writes and submits an original poem.

As of Friday afternoon (April 8), 17 poems were posted a wall at the coffee shop.

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Charity, Donald Trump-style

It's not just that there was a lack of large cash gifts from Trump himself—there weren’t any. “Not a single one of those donations was actually a personal gift of Trump’s own money,” David Fahrenthold and Rosalind Helderman wrote. “Many of the gifts that Trump cited to prove his generosity were free rounds of golf, given away by his courses for charity auctions and raffles.”

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Corporate social responsibility has an image problem, but don't kill it

You know corporate social responsibility has a major image problem when one of its earliest chief executive supporters is calling for its "final demise".

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PROSH newspaper hits Perth streets for University of WA charity driveprosh

Thousands of costume-clad University of WA students have hit the streets to flog the satirical newspaper PROSH, to raise money for WA charities.

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