Lively is the quintessential example of innovation that can change the face of non-profits in 2018. With an attention to Australia’s ageing population and an aged care sector that’s struggling to meet the needs of the elderly generation, Lively works to bridge the gap between them and today’s youth, creating opportunities for meaningful connections in

When the times get tough, the tough get creative. Establishing a more stable and consistent revenue stream is an important priority for NFPs and NGOs of all shapes and sizes, and sometimes donations just aren’t cutting it when it comes to getting your big ideas across the line. With more and more charities starting up

1. Ditch the straw We all love to sip on a summer cocktail now and then, or maybe a fresh juice with Sunday brunch. Straws may seem pretty innocuous, but as a single-use plastic they can’t biodegrade – only break down into microplastics, which are incredibly harmful for marine life. Each year, a whopping 1

Volunteering doesn’t have to be an enormous commitment. Sometimes, the hobbies you might enjoy in your spare time can end up helping charities and non-profit organisations in hugely useful ways. James is one such individual who found a way to turn his passion into a charitable act, using Vollie to connect with the Adelaide-based Kain

Volunteering and the Gig Economy

I have worked in the NGO space for the best part of a decade, and it has transformed my perspective on life. You meet the most inspiring people on a daily basis, and I truly care about this sector and where it’s headed. This is why the future of volunteering is an issue close to

Three Reasons Why Purpose is the Next Disruptor Online Virtual Volunteering by Vollie

At the turn of the millennium, “digital disruption” was well and truly an established term in the marketplace. Despite the dot-com bubble bursting in 2000, the businesses that dared to invest in digitisation of products and process, such as CommSec and iTunes, created the precedent that businesses who invested in digital were likely to achieve more

My startup, Vollie, has a 50% gender split across the founding members. Whilst my business partner Matt is certainly the more outwardly vocal advocate for our online skills-based volunteering platform, it’s me who is in the trenches as the head of operations making sure that every time Matty creates the opportunity, I’m working behind the

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If you’re the type of manager who treats CSR as a “just another box to tick”, then grab a mirror and take a hard look at yourself, because you are doing a disservice to your company. Corporate Social Responsibility is, like all corporate agendas, something that when done right results in a more sustainable and

At certain points in my life, I have had this niggling thought at the back of my mind that has asked me, “what have you done lately to make an impact on this world?”. If the answer has been “not enough”, then it is during those times that I have looked in desperation for a