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By Jane Arnott, General Manager, Consulting and Business Services At the recent Third Sector Expo, one of the speakers asked for a show of hands to demonstrate people’s level of understanding of social finance. Given that the delegates were all sector professionals, I’m not sure whether I should be surprised or not at their self-professed limited […]

We’ve all visited confusing or annoying websites that made us leave as quickly as we arrived. This is incredibly damaging to a brand and, in some instances, it would be better to have no web presence at all. Unless your NFP runs like a global corporate, your organisation is probably incredibly under-resourced and if you’ve […]

By Andrea Collett, Senior HR Consultant How robust are your on-boarding practices? Do you have a systematic and logical series of events that help to socialise your new recruit? Is this balanced with clearly defined role and performance expectations? Does the process extend to the first 18–24 months? How do you integrate your performance review […]

By Jane Arnott, General Manager, Consulting and Business Services Not for profits have always been competing with each other – we compete for donors, for talent, for profile, for grants – but we often deny it. We like to think that we have a very collaborative culture – and we often do when it comes to […]

by Marissa Brown, Manager, Marketing & Strategic Development Last week Jane Arnott and I attended the 10th Annual Better Boards Conference in Melbourne. We were there representing CBB as a trade exhibitor, and we also had the chance to attend many of the conference sessions. The theme was Game-changing moves: Governing for maximum impact. The impressive […]

Since smartphones and tablets started appearing, organisations wanting to get ahead of the curve began adopting mobile friendly websites: sites that load fast and are easy to read on hand-held devices like smart phones and tablets. Essentially this all grew out of the desire to create a more favourable ‘user experience’. For many NFPs, just […]

By Andrea Collett, Senior HR Consultant I am often asked for advice from job seekers about which questions to ask their prospective employers. The one question I always recommend is asking the interview panel how it would describe the culture of the organisation. The panel’s responses usually provide the candidates with an insight into how […]

By Juliet Pannozzo, Marketing Consultant For NFPs, annual reports provide powerful social and financial proof of an organisation’s existence, outlining past performance and future potential. Done well, they can lead to more funding and improved brand perception…if people actually read them! Unfortunately, the financial nature of annual reports often renders them boring and bland. If […]

CBB was pleased to support the Collins & Co NFP Conference on 17 March 2016. Our own Principal Consultant Wayne Turner was selected to speak at the event, which was held at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) and attended by over 200 delegates. Wayne’s presentation “Establishing an effective working relationship with your Board” delved into the […]

By Jane Arnott, General Manager, Consulting and Business Services The traditional model of proactive social change delivered by government and the Not for Profit sector, with some corporate philanthropy around the edges, has been slowing dying for some years now. Social enterprise, impact investment, venture philanthropy and plenty of other buzz words have been touted as […]