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A handbag appeal to support women fleeing violence
In Dec 2018 Grace Millane was killed. Her death shocked many. Violence against women is not okay and, in memory of Grace, BNZ is s
19 February 2021 by Lynn Wood
 
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Social Innovation that will help young people transitioning out of state care
Foyer Centre in Sydney's inner city will provide housing, employment and educational support to young people who are transitioning out of state care.  The outcome will help them find their feet in the world.  These outcomes will be paid for through an innovative Social Impact Bond funding structure. https://probonoaustralia.com.au/news/2021/02/social-impact-bonds-whats-the-secret-sauce-to-making-them-work-and-are-they-worth-the-effort/Photo source: Pro Bono News
15 February 2021 by Katherine Leo...
 
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Doing good and doing well
Last year Who Gives a Crap donated $5.9 million to clean water and sanitation projects in developing countries. Sales more than doubled in the 12 months to June, thanks to panic buying of toilet paper during the height of the coronavirus pandemic, while the organisation’s marketing costs fell.""What we’re trying to show is that this business model can generate financial returns at scale, whilst also creating social impact at scale,” Mr Griffiths said."...https://www.afr.com/work-and-careers/leaders/who-gives-a-crap-donates-more-than-qantas-cca-20210208-p570jv
14 February 2021 by Maria MacNama...
 
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Bernie Sanders meme raises money for charity
Bernie Sanders has inadvertently helped raise more than $2 million for charity after an image of him at the inauguration of Joe Biden went viral. https://probonoaustralia.com.au/news/2021/01/bernie-sanders-mittens-meme-inspires-wave-of-charitable-giving/
1 February 2021 by Katherine Leo...
 
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Israeli crowd-funded social impact bond to address loneliness in the elderly
Loneliness affects both physical and mental wellbeing. According to research by Age UK, it has the potential to triple the likelihood of requiring ongoing hospitalisation and nursing care and increases, by a factor of six, the chances an elderly person might develop depression. What if we could crowd fund investment for a program that reduces loneliness for the elderly?  The repayment (with interest) to the investors is paid by philanthropy if the social outcomes are met.  This social impact bond is even more unique as NIS1.6m (of NIS 2.3m) was raised using crowd funding.https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/first-ever-crowdfund-impact-investment-to-ease-elderly-loneliness-in-tlv-654720
17 January 2021 by Katherine Leo...
 
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Creating safe spaces for essential workers
Could replicating "wobble rooms" used to provide a "safe space" for hospital staff to relax when they are "feeling a bit overwhelmed" have benefit beyond the healthcare sector?https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-tees-55601396Photo source: South Tees Hospital Charity
10 January 2021 by Katherine Leo...
 
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