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If you’re someone who doesn’t have a professional online presence, you could be missing out on some valuable career or sector information. To keep in touch with the latest news, what your contacts or competitors are doing and to join discussion groups with like-minded individuals, consider having a LinkedIn profile. LinkedIn isn’t just a place […]

The simplest and easiest way to set next year’s marketing budget is to take last year’s budget and simply add the percentage that you want to grow by.  Within 60 seconds your new marketing budget is set, but this doesn’t allow for external market factors like new providers, changing government policies or the needs or […]

What do the changed requirements to NDIS Registration Rules mean for providers undergoing audits? Changes to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (Provider Registration and Practice Standards) Rules 2018 (the Rules) came into effect from 1 January 2020. The changes aim to reduce the regulatory burden on registered providers by providing: a verification audit pathway for all providers […]

By Scott Mosen – Guide Dogs SA/NT The Governor’s Leadership Foundation (GLF) Program is nothing less than an incredible experience. Since 2004, Community Business Bureau has offered the Keith Fulton Memorial scholarship to community sector employees in South Australia who want to broaden, enhance and accelerate their leadership capability. For me, it had an impact […]

By Mel White – Southern Volunteering SA Inc Thanks to the support of the Community Business Bureau through a half scholarship, plus the support of the Southern Volunteering Board of Management and my own personal financial investment, I was delighted to be successful in obtaining a place to embark on the Governor’s Leadership Foundation (GLF) […]

A range of factors, not least the realities of operating in the NDIS market, are prompting many of our clients to look at how they can make better use of digital systems to reduce their overhead costs, create efficiencies and improve data integrity. These drivers are often counter-balanced with concerns about losing connection with clients […]

How many times did the NDIA update the NDIS Price Guide and Support Catalogue in 2019? 2 times 4 times 6 times We’ve lost count The NDIA introduced a long list of changes last year. There are new line items, substantial price increases and new rules regarding billable hours. Listing all changes would be impossible […]

“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 […]