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  • Webinar: Crisis Communications during the Disability Royal Commission

    Our Founder and CEO, Jo Scard, partnered with National Disability Services for a free webinar focusing on how to best manage reputational and sector issues that may arise in the media from the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability, and how to develop a well-planned communications response. Recording published online by […]

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  • Setting your 2020 vision for government engagement – a checklist

    As we kick off a new year, our Head of Engagement Andrew Blyberg looks ahead to the federal budget and shares a checklist to help not for profits craft a clear vision for 2020. Many organisations will have had a busy end to the year, rushing to get their federal pre-budget submission in before Christmas. […]

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  • Workshop and webinar series to kick your communications and engagement goals

    We’re excited to announce our new workshop and webinar series for 2020’s first quarter! Join our Founder and CEO Jo Scard and Head of Engagement Andrew Blyberg to kick start your organisations goals in 2020. They’ll be helping not-for-profits and for-good businesses make sense of the media and government landscapes, covering the ins-and-outs of developing […]

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  • It’s almost the holidays!

    What’s the best way to maintain media interest in your organisation and public support for your fundraising campaign throughout December and January? Our CEO and Founder, Jo Scard, shares her advice. The end-of-year holiday season is a busy time, and that’s especially true if you run or work for a not for profit. And for […]

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  • Five tips for not for profits to leverage the next budget cycle

    Our CEO + Founder Jo Scard shares some advice on how to cut through with key decision makers. Federal budget time is a key opportunity for not for profits to lobby for funding or build support for a broader advocacy campaign. But it’s a competitive space. Everyone comes knocking on the halls of power in […]

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  • Seven deadly sins of government engagement

    Fifty Acres Head of Engagement, Andrew Blyberg, shares some of the most common mistakes not for profits make when trying to influence politicians. I spent more than five years as a political staffer and now, as head of engagement at Fifty Acres, I help not for profits pursue their policy and funding agendas with government. […]

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  • We’re going offline and participating in the global climate strikes

    We’ve joined the Not Business As Usual alliance and are logging off to participate in the global climate strikes. Our staff, located in Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Bali, Germany and Canada, are steping away from their desks on September 20 to support local strike events. We’re proud to be part of this global movement calling for […]

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  • Making change happen – Representing your members to government

    Fifty Acres CEO + Founder Jo Scard shared top tips on how associations, not-for-profits and for-good organisations can work effectively with government to create a meaningful change. Association members expect their association to provide a voice for them to government if there is an ongoing concern, or in reaction to an issue. Your association’s lobbying efforts […]

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  • Key fundraising lessons – How to get your vision and tactics aligned and maximise donor retention

    Our founder and CEO Jo Scard shares her top three fundraising tips. Whether you’re raising $10,000 or $10 million, great writing, amazing design, and compelling collateral are key for successful major donor communications, and ultimately, donor retention. Here are some key fundraising lessons that will help. Get your vision aligned before you kick off your […]

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