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community enterprise

Business and communities need each other.  Here we look at the ways they can support each other.  We've included community stories, practical resources, information on programs and business models.

Round-up of Community Indicators Initiatives - 31 August 2012

A recent seminar by the Australian Community Indicators Network consisted of presentations about various community indicator projects across Australia.

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US Joins Opposition to ‘Social Enterprise’ Trademark - 31 August 2012

The US membership organisation, Social Enterprise Alliance has joined UK and Australian opposition to efforts by global cloud computing company, Salesforce.com to gain a trademark on the term ‘social enterprise’.

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How a language transformed a town - 24 July 2012

One community in central west New South Wales has come up with a radical solution to reviving the Wiradjuri language - and it's yielding some astonishing results.

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Aussie NFPs Missing Out On Social Media Success - Report - 20 July 2012

Australian Not for Profits are yet to see the degree of fund raising and cause advancement success that organisations in Canada and the US have realised through social media, according to a new report.

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Federal Government Urged to Act on Not For Profit Media - 13 July 2012

The Public Interest Journalism Foundation has called on the Federal Government to introduce tax deductibility for philanthropic and other donations to Not for Profit media groups that produce quality journalism in the public interest. 

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Online Fraud on the Rise in Australian Not for Profit Sector - Report - 14 March 2012

Funds lost through online fraud in the Not for Profit sector is at an all-time high, with fraudulent online transactions resulting in almost 40 per cent of the total value of sector fraud reported, according to the 2012 BDO Not for Profit Fraud Survey.

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Women Hold Up Half the Sky - 27 January 2012

How closing the gender gap can drive long-term economic growth.

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Investing In Women - 27 January 2012

A Goldman Sachs discussion on the benefits of investing in women - for all economies.

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How Communities Heal
How Communities Heal - 12 January 2012

HOW COMMUNITIES HEAL tells the unique stories of a group of New Zealand social entrepreneurs, and their work to create systemic and sustainable solutions to New Zealand’s social challenges.

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Stories Coop - 12 January 2012

The world’s first global, digital campaign to spread the benefits of cooperation through the tradition of story-telling.

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Featured organisations

The Hills Community Aid and Information Service Inc

The Hills Community Aid and Information Service Inc

has been providing services in the Baulkham Hills and surrounding local government areas since 1969. Currently they provide an information & referral service, an emergency relief program, administer the North West No Interest Loans Scheme, Tax Assistance for low income earners, home visiting and phone contact programs for people who are housebound, an adult education facility Learning in the Hills, has a community bus for hire and coordinates a range of community development projects.