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  • Dena Zarif
    May 25 2018

    Sad news

    The team at ANSON are greatly saddened at the recent passing of long-term team member Sandy Dodge. Along with her husband Phil, her extended family and many friends, we recently attended the beautiful service held to celebrate Sandy’s life. Over the last six years at ANSON, Sandy worked with many community service organisations, and assisted […]

  • Peter Andrew
    May 17 2018

    And the winners are…

    Congratulations to WACOSS for the excellent 2018 conference Making PLACE held recently.  It is always great to connect and reconnect with so many people across the community services sector.  Lots of brilliant sessions, but highlights for us were Mark Chenery’s thought provoking session on values and frames held on the Community Sector Networking day, and the Designing […]

  • John Broweleit
    February 12 2018

    The latest ANSON news

    With just over month into 2018 it is clear the Not for Profit sector is up for another challenging year as organisations continue to adapt to the changing landscape, and evolve in their business models, partnerships and priorities. For ANSON, last year saw some changes in personnel, some new products and services, and the addition […]

  • Dena Zarif
    December 11 2017

    NDIS and the importance of quality

    Whilst the highly anticipated National Disability Insurance Scheme is a reform that was required and welcomed in Australia, how the scheme will be fully implemented in WA remains complex and uncertain. This uncertainty is placing significant pressure throughout the sector in WA particularly regarding service delivery models and sustainability. It is a given that any […]

  • John Broweleit
    December 11 2017

    Masterclass with Key2

    We recently ran our first masterclass with our good friend Alan Jennings from Key2. on ‘How to Align your Brand with Your Customer Experience”. By combining our specialist community services sector experience with our respective knowledge bases, we provided information and tips on the role organisational culture plays in brand authenticity. We’d like to thank all […]

  • Peter Andrew
    August 29 2017

    ANSON Nightingale

    We are pleased to show you the new logo for ANSON Nightingale – our locally developed software solution for managing consumer directed care. Thanks to Alan Jennings and the Key2. team for the great design. Built from the ground up, Nightingale has been designed in consultation with several WA organisations to address the limitations of […]

  • John Broweleit
    May 24 2017

    Executive Sundowner

    It was great to see a good turn out at the May ANSON Executive Sundowner held at our offices last week. Thank you to all who attended. Congratulations to Justin O’Meara Smith who won the door prize of one day of pro bono consulting work for his organisation Interchange. Photographs taken at the event are […]

  • John Broweleit
    May 17 2017

    NFP Governance and Performance Study

    The Australian Institute of Company Directors is undertaking their 2017 NFP Governance and Performance Study and they are seeking input from the sector.  Their annual studies provide a chance to identify challenges and opportunities across the sector. Plus ultimately they provide valuable information for us all. This year they are concentrating on: Financial sustainability, Risk management, […]

  • Peter Andrew
    May 15 2017

    Non Profit Mergers – Fad or Fundamental?

    To survive and thrive in the increasingly competitive and resource restricted non-profit sector, many organisations are giving serious consideration to mergers, acquisitions and partnerships. ANSON’s specialist non-profit knowledge and expertise has assisted 20 non-profit organisations in the past couple of years with a wide variety of merger or partnership projects. To get you started we […]

  • John Broweleit
    April 6 2017

    ANSON’s 21st birthday event

    Thanks to everyone who helped us celebrate our 21st birthday at our recent sundowner. We had a great time and, judging from all the positive feedback we received, so did you. As well as being able to thank our hard working team, the event gave us a chance to acknowledge our clients who inspire us […]

  • Peter Andrew
    March 14 2017

    Social Impact Grants

    A new initiative to help Not for Profit organisations and Profit for Purpose businesses explore potential impact investing activities and opportunities and attract potential investors is being offered by Impact Investing Australia and Philanthropy Australia. As a part of our commitment to organisations and businesses that create social value in our community, ANSON would like […]

  • February 4 2016

    Not for profit mergers vs corporate mergers

    The community not-for-profit sector is buzzing with talk about mergers at the moment. It would be easy to spend a day just talking about why people are considering mergers, and the structural factors at work in the sector at the moment, but let’s save that for now. Instead, I just wanted to share a few thoughts about mergers […]

  • Peter Andrew
    April 16 2015

    Succession planning

    Succession planning is becoming increasingly important for the following reasons: Organisations are not developing and nurturing key talent within their organisation, which leads to poor retention The sudden departure of key staff members within an organisation The baby boomer generation is approaching retirement age and consequently causing a shift in the workplace Succession planning provides […]

  • Peter Andrew
    March 18 2015

    Be strategic thinkers!

    Strategic thinking defines the longstanding purpose of the organisation and prepares the organisation for future uncertainty. It is a key governance responsibility for Boards to think strategically and to set the strategic direction of the business; however Boards often focus more time on the organisation’s operations rather than its strategies. The Association Management Center (AMC) […]

  • Peter Andrew
    March 11 2015

    Handy social media tips

    We constantly hear about social media and how it has the capability to reform the way organisations communicate with clients and stakeholders, yet many community service organisations still fail to grasp its true potential. Social media is one of the most effective and innovative ways to engage with clients in two-way conversations. More than any […]

  • April 24 2013

    Red tape

    ‘Reducing red tape’ has been a hot topic between not-for-profits and government agencies over the last couple of years. The Western Australian Government has been driving a ‘free market‘ approach to encourage NFPs to be more entrepreneurial and innovative in the way they deliver value to the communities they serve. Similarly, the Commonwealth Government has […]

  • January 9 2013

    Customer service cultures

    Last year I had a couple of experiences highlighting why social researchers suggest people are becoming disengaged and cynical about government, and also why people often say rude things about public servants. To me they are very powerful examples of organisational culture. The Tax Office I recently received an email purporting to be from the […]

  • October 5 2011

    Social capital and young people – new research

    Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth (LSAY) has released a research report today, 5 October 2011, looking at measurement of social capital in young people. This may be relevant to anyone working to help youth overcome an inheritance of socio-economic disadvantage. Some key points: “High levels of social capital in young people are found to enhance engagement, […]