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Expressions of interest sought for ACWA board        If you are a voting member of ACWA, have experience in governance, the time to contribute and would like to serve on the ACWA board then we would like to hear from you.  Read more.              
Community Workers Register                                   The register is a win for all: practitioners can demonstrate their professional level; employers can verify qualifications; and the community can access information about individual service providers. It makes sense to either be on or consult the register. Learn more.
Queensland branch professional development day
ACWA’s Qld branch is holding a full day CPD event in Labrador (Oct 4) featuring speakers, workshops, networking and more centred around the theme of community engagement. For further details contact Alla Craigie, Branch Secretary via joalla@tpg.com.au.


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Reinventing the new
In the wake of Tim Costello’s broad ranging speech at the Philanthropy Australia conference perhaps it is timely to think about the sustainability of the not for profit sector. According to a recent Probono article Tim suggested that mergers of like not for profit organisations would have the effect of reducing competition and increasing the survival rate of struggling organisations.
Many ACWA members go to work each day knowing that cuts to funding and competition for donations make their work a little more stressful and their jobs a little more precarious. Many have to wait until the 11th hour to know if their contracts are being renewed or extended and worse, many have to turn away clients and reduce services. Read more.    

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