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Celebrating 125 years of United Way

posted by United Way, 21 Jun 2012

On this day in 1887, a Denver woman, a priest, a rabbi and a minister came together to improve their community.  Today those actions have grown into United Way – the world’s largest privately-supported not for profit. United Way Australia is proud to be one of nearly 1,800 United Ways in 41 countries and territories …read more

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Goodna Flood artwork launch

Good on you Goodna!

posted by United Way, 21 Jun 2012

The final opportunity to view the flood art work of Goodna State School is in the Collector’s Cafe area of the Queensland Museum for the next 3 weeks. The artworks were made in the first few weeks of school in 2011, by children at the Goodna State School. Fuji Xerox Australia and United Way Australia organised …read more

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Voices for the Common Good – The World Speaks out on Opportunity

posted by United Way, 19 Jun 2012

Voices for the Common Good – The World Speaks out on Opportunity is based on more than 120 community conversations in a dozen countries.  In these conversations, everyday people from all walks of life talked about their aspirations for their communities, the challenges they see in creating opportunity, and what it will take to make real progress …read more

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Partners for impact

posted by United Way, 19 Jun 2012

As a prelude to National Volunteering Week, United Way Australia, with the support of AMP Foundation, successfully launched our Partners for Impact Program on Wednesday May 9th. Partners for Impact is a year-long peer development program. We’ve paired up corporate and community leaders, who work on initiatives to develop the capacity of the community organisations …read more

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Homelessness coalition wins Leading Innovation Award

posted by United Way, 12 Jun 2012

We are pleased to give you an update on an award our Homelessness Coalition has secured through the efforts of our colleagues… Platform 70  (the $2.8m grant made by the State Government to house 70 Rough Sleepers in Woolloomooloo) won the Leading Innovation Award at the Australasian Housing Institute’s Professional Excellence in Housing Awards last Thursday …read more

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Voices for the Common Good: The World Speaks Out on Opportunity

posted by United Way, 07 Jun 2012

We are very excited to release “Voices for the Common Good: The World Speaks out on Opportunity”. This report is based on more than 120 community conversations in a dozen countries.  In these conversations, everyday people from all walks of life talked about their aspirations for their communities, the challenges they see in creating opportunity, …read more

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Steve Lawrence

Reflecting on a Mentor, Leader and Social Innovator

posted by United Way, 04 Jun 2012

Doug Taylor reflects on Steve Lawrence’s impact as a mentor, leader and social innovator The first time I encountered Steve was at the Social Entrepreneurs Conference in 2000. He stood out as someone who spoke passionately about the urgency for finding new ways to improve people’s lives. The last time I spoke to Steve was …read more

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