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How To Write Successful Grant Proposals

Grant Writing

Writing grant proposals seems to strike fear into the heart of many volunteers and community organisations. However, if you can overcome your fear and approach it as a system, you will probably find that it isn’t as scary as you thought. All grant proposals are based on simply filling out a form, so it’s not […]

Step 1 – Identify the Opportunity

5 Whys

So, you have a problem, I mean “opportunity” for your community organisation. The first step is actually to identify the challenge you need to resolve. This is not as easy as it may appear at face value. Members can often bring attention to a particular problem they believe is an issue, but it must be […]

Turning A Problem into a Opportunity

Challenges are like a maze

Turning a problem into an opportunity and then a solution is a skill that many organisations would welcome. However, like the business world, community organisations are not immune to facing problems from time to time. These can be anything from minor organisational issues to significant issues threatening the organisation’s future viability. Community Organisations, however, do […]

Are You Sure You Have A Quorum?

Community Meeting with Quorum

It’s the night of the meeting, but are you sure you have a quorum? When reviewing the content of my book on Community Organisations for updates, I recently came across a rather startling fact. It seems that the Victorian Model Rules are fascinating when it comes to a quorum for a General Meeting. The Victorian […]

Communication Within Community Organisations

Poor communication can end up in emotional arguments in Community Organisations.

Sometimes there is more friction in Community Organisations with communication than anywhere else?  Maybe you haven’t noticed it or it’s not even there for your organisation. Many organisations are not very skilled at dealing with conflict. It doesn’t seem to matter if they are a business or a community organisation. It is often buried, simmering […]