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Business as usual is no longer going to be enough for governments, neither will it be for charities. If we hope to grow in strength and effectiveness we will need to support collective action for change, writes CCA CEO David Crosbie in Pro Bono News, 6 February 2020.

CCA's Submission to the Federal Budget outlines nine measures the Community Council for Australia (CCA) believes will significantly strengthen Australia’s not-for-profit (NFP) sector and drive real economic savings for government over the coming financial year and beyond. 

With recent events shaking our faith in the way we live our lives, charities across Australia must rise to the challenge of rebuilding our communities and use what has happened to fuel our determination not to accept the unacceptable, writes CCA CEO, David Crosbie in Pro Bono News, 23 January 2020.

In 2019, the art of disagreeing without personal vitriol and shallow gotcha point scoring was drowned in a sea of conflict driven, click bait informed, hyper partisan messaging ... Surely, we are better than this? CCA CEO David Crosbie reflects on 2019.

Some have been naughty... some have been nice... but we have something for everyone in the CCA Charities Christmas Hamper.  CCA Chair Tim Costello packs the hamper with the  things charity leaders will need in 2020 and CCA's very best wishes for Christmas and the year ahead.

Charities do not need to be more corporate - corporates need to be more charitable. We need a charity person on every corporate board - much more than we need corporates on charitable boards, writes CCA CEO David Crosbie in Pro Bono News, 5 December 2019.

Giving Tuesday is a growing global movement. Giving makes you feel good, by doing good. Join thousands of Australian charities and get involved today!

CCA Chair Tim Costello and CEO David Crosbie talk to why they are getting behind #GivingTuesday.

 

Government policies are too often grounded in short termism and two-dimensional political popularism. We can't have Royal Commissions into every area where policy making is failing. Time to change writes CCA CEO David Crosbie in Pro Bono News, 21 November 2019.

Governments might not like noisy charities – but without them Australia would be a much less healthy, safe and prosperous country, writes CCA CEO David Crosbie in Pro Bono News, 7 November 2019.

We know the level of government funding for charities to provide contracted services is generally inadequate, yet somehow this has become an acceptable situation. If governments are going to fund charities to provide services in our communities, they need to pay for what it is being delivered, including all the costs of delivering quality services writes CCA CEO David Crosbie in Pro Bono News, 24 October 2019.