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February 2011 Blog Posts

Save the antelope

posted by United Way, 24 Feb 2011

I went to the FIA Conference in Melbourne today and was inspired by one of the speakers, Ken Burnett. He talked about charity workers making ‘the ask’ to donors and volunteers and used this video as a great analogy – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ib163t5lFok If we, the askers, are seen to be going above and beyond ourselves for …read more

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Western Australia stats highlight the issue

posted by United Way, 21 Feb 2011

Did you know that in areas of primary education of the City of Swan (WA), 48% of children are vulnerable in basic numeracy compared to the average WA school of 13%. Did you also know that in a disadvantaged pocket of the City of Swan, a senior high school only has 2% graduates going to University? This …read more

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One Day rolled out to Mac Tel

posted by United Way, 21 Feb 2011

On Saturday I spoke about our One Day campaign at an event with 350 employees from Macquarie Telecom – a partner of ours for the past 15 years. I reflected on the picture we have of kids starting school- we tend to imagine school as the great equaliser in life and a child’s success in school dependant upon …read more

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