July 2014 Blog Posts


Marathon Gold, a Mother’s Passion for Learning and Harry Potter’s Imprint

posted by United Way, 30 Jul 2014

After a terrible run of injury – Australia’s new marathon hero Michael Shelley was doubting the future of his athletics career. This week Australia celebrated his triumph. Shelley celebrated the support of his parents. “They’re the reason I’m still running and are a major support. I had about 12 months of just feeling sore and not …read more

Paint Penrith Read

Shared Measurement and the Promise of the Future for Children in St Mary’s

posted by United Way, 21 Jul 2014

By Jenny Riley – Head of Community Impact Manager for United Way Australia. In the Western Sydney suburb of St Mary’s there is a historical homestead called Mamre House. It’s roots go back to the colonial chaplain, magistrate and pastoralist, the Reverend Samuel Marsden. Marsden received a land grant at the key geographic marker in the area …read more


What the Social Sector can Learn from Building the World’s Tallest Building

posted by United Way, 08 Jul 2014

Community Impact Manager for United Way Australia, Jenny Riley, offers three ways to start to work differently as she reflects on the construction of the Burj Kahlifa. “The way you build a building like this is to fast track it, you can’t wait until you get all the designs in place.. . or you will be …read more


Seven Principles of Impact Reporting

posted by United Way, 01 Jul 2014

The Community Impact Manager for United Way Australia, Jenny Riley, offers seven principles of impact reporting as she reflects on designing and writing United Way Australia’s first Community Impact Annual Report. In putting together United Way Australia’s first Annual Community Impact Report, we had a blank slate and the opportunity to apply some of the …read more


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