Food for thought: the economics of charity
Humanitarian and expert on the non-profit sector, Dan Pallotta, explains the inconsistencies between charity and for-profit businesses – and how we should change the way we think about giving.
In his iconic TED Talk video, Dan Pallotta explains the difference between the business sectors in coexistence in today’s global society.
Tackling some of the big issues associated with fundraising and working in the sector, he analyses why monetising philanthropy is a bad idea, and highlights the “broken relationship” western societies traditionally have towards these types of businesses.
Dan calls out the double standards most of us have toward non-profit and for-profit businesses, and calls to level the playing field by rewarding charities’ accomplishments rather than how much they are trying to save.
The bold talk puts forward the idea that we truly can start changing the world in a big way, if we just change the way we look at the sector that is actively working to better it.
Staff from Appco Australia have backed their colleague Greig Ward in Oxfam Trailwalker – a 50-kilometre hike from Melbourne to the Warburton Valley – to raise money for people living in poverty.
Appco Australia’s call centre team makes quality-assurance and verification calls to customers and donors to thank them for their purchase or pledge and to check that they’re 100 percent happy with the sign-up process.
The 2018 Commonwealth Games is no doubt Australia’s biggest sporting event this decade, and if there’s one sport Aussies will be excited about, it’s the swimming.
Did you know that Australia was the most successful Commonwealth nation in pool by the end of Glasgow 2014? We won more than 654 medals, of which 269 were gold! So, in honour of our Aussie swimming team and their past achievements, here are four tips for succeeding in the pool or at the office.
Not only does our Business Development Manager Pauline Henderson have an immense amount of business knowledge and experience, wait for it…she’s met The Queen and Prince Philip! Read on to get the scoop and learn about Pauline’s role and why it’s integral to our clients’ direct marketing campaigns.
Recently, Shane Ward trekked an incredible 135 kilometres from Cape Leeuwin to Cape Naturaliste in Western Australia to raise money for a charity that supports young people, and our staff were keen to support his efforts.