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“Would you tell me please, which way I ought to go from here?” “That depends a good deal on where you want to get to,” said the cat. “I don’t much care where…” Said Alice. “Then it doesn’t matter which way you go,” said the cat. – Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland Your organisation is […]


The topic of salaries in not for profit organisations is a sensitive one. To a certain extent, we’ve shot ourselves in the foot with some of our messaging about ‘every cent you donate’ going to the cause, creating an expectation that employees in the not for profit sector should work for the love of it, […]


In July 2019, the NDIA introduced the Temporary Transformation Payment (TTP) for providers of Assistance with Daily Living and Community Participation. The payment is only available to registered providers and is conditional to a set of obligations. The increase was welcomed by providers who continue to struggle financially with the administrative burden of the NDIS […]


When analysing your organisation’s financials it can be easy to get caught up in an array of numbers and hard to know the financial health of your organisation. Key financial ratios can help you focus in on particular financial areas and highlight any potential risks that may be present. The three ratios below highlight keys […]


You might think about changing your brand name or logo for many reasons. Perhaps your logo is looking a little tired, or your organisation’s name no longer reflects the value you offer or the market you service. Changing your brand is exciting – it’s also a lot of work! Executed poorly, a rebrand may have […]


The Aged Care Royal Commission’s interim report makes for difficult reading. Its single word title “neglect” is, in itself, a smack in the face for anyone who cares about how we treat older people, which should be all of us. The interim report outlines the following key issues: Difficulties in navigating the system – once […]


There have been radical changes to the way in which community services are funded in recent years. It’s not as simple as the money just coming from a different place, the changes have completely transformed the business model for many organisations, particularly in areas such as aged care and disability, where purchasing decisions are now […]


If your business depends on you, you don’t own a business – you have a job. And it’s the worst job in the world because you’re working for a lunatic! – Michael E. Gerber Organisations can live forever, but people cannot. In the UK, the oldest not for profit organisation is said to be King’s […]


In previous issues of Foreword, we’ve looked at different aspects of marketing such as brand reputation, marketing strategies and social media marketing to name a few. Whilst all of these things are important, how much thought have you given to your organisation’s logo? It’s one of the first things people notice when they’re looking for your […]


The NDIA announced a long list of changes and updates late last month. Here is an overview in case you have missed these: New Price Guide and Support Catalogue valid from 1 October 2019 Disability-related health supports The new NDIS Price Guide (version 1.2) introduces disability-related health supports as agreed by the COAG Disability Reform […]