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April 2021

Social impact bonds: a tale of three Newpins

Social impact bonds: a tale of three Newpins

By Business, Revenue - Other

The Newpin Social Benefit Bond (SBB) in NSW ushered a new era for social impact bonds and the program. The SIB arrangement allows for more accurate impact measurement and a more direct approach to supporting those who could benefit most from the program. The SBB brings accountability, but also risk for service providers, which is in turn shared with investors.

Time to head back to (fundraising) school

Time to head back to (fundraising) school

By Business, Revenue - Fundraising

Fundraising Institute Australia (FIA) has announced they have launched several new short courses for fundraising professionals from entry-level to advanced.  These courses offer professional development to suit different learning styles or time commitments, including webinars, online self-paced courses or online tutor-led learning. Probono discusses with Karen Mutch, FIA’s executive manager of education, the ongoing professional development in digital fundraising and the potential to inspire fundraising professionals further.

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6 Strategies for Leading Through Uncertainty

6 Strategies for Leading Through Uncertainty

By Leadership, Personal

“It seems that any given week provides ample reminders that leaders cannot control the degree of change, uncertainty, and complexity we face. The authors offer six strategies to improve a leader’s ability to learn, grow, and more effectively navigate the increasing complexity of our world. The first step is to embrace the discomfort as an expected and normal part of the learning process. As described by Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft, leaders must shift from a “know it all” to “learn it all” mindset. This shift in mindset can, itself, help ease the discomfort by taking the pressure off of you to have all the answers.” -HBR

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6 Leadership Paradoxes for the Post-Pandemic Era

6 Leadership Paradoxes for the Post-Pandemic Era

By Leadership, Personal

In order to continue to adapt to this new era, leaders need to upgrade their skills and capabilities. HBR’s in-depth research shows the companies that perform the best actively invest in a wide set of characteristics rather than relying solely on their areas of strengths. The successful characteristics identified throughout their data align with the six paradoxes of leadership described in Blair Sheppard’s recent book, Ten Years to Midnight.

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Three ways to build trust as a new CEO

Three ways to build trust as a new CEO

By Business, People & Culture

While starting a new position can be stressful, taking on a new organisation is a new level completely. The initiation phase is a critical period to familiarise yourself with a new environment and team, however, it can also be a challenging time that should not be faced alone. Probono and Peter Walton, who came on board as CARE Australia’s CEO in early 2020, discuss the important ways in which leaders can instill trust in this challenging phase.

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The five core IT shifts of scaled agile organizations

The five core IT shifts of scaled agile organizations

By Business, IT/Digital
“In pursuing an agile transformation, CEOs and CIOs can find common ground in five IT shifts that can enable traditional players to compete with digital disrupters. The rise of digital companies over the past 20 years has forced traditional players across industries to radically rethink their operating models—for greater speed, customer experience, and flexibility.” – McKinsey & Company
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