Advice & Inspiration

The Fish Chick on Fulfilled

The Fish Chick was recently featured on FulFilled – a website designed to inspire fundraisers, created by Jake Thornton.

“Fundraising is something that I can do – I can use the skills that I have – the writing, the communication, the strategising, to make a difference and I think that is what inspires me to keep doing better things.”

Watch the video interview here.

Bianca Crocker fundraiser video

Wellbeing webinar series for charities

Free wellbeing webinar series for non-profit sector

Wellbeing, mental health, anxiety, burnout and exhaustion are common themes in among leaders the ‘for purpose’  and charity sector, as organisations ride the waves of the COVID-19 pandemic and the impacts on work/life balance. 

In partnership with CWB, Gembridge offers this free Wellbeing Webinar Series for leaders in the ‘for purpose’ sector. Carli Phillips, a leading Corporate Wellbeing Specialist will share knowledge, insights, practical tools, tips, strategies and watch-outs to help restore balance, reconnect, thrive and to ‘put your own oxygen mask on first’ to lead others.

Wellbeing Webinar Series | FREE
3-part series 
29 July, 5 & 12 August 2020 at 10am (EST) | 45 mins 

REGISTER HERE

Who should attend? ‘For purpose’ leadership including Board Directors, CEO’s, Senior Leadership Teams, General Managers & HR.

 

Thank You Thursday: A Fearless Advocate

This month we acknowledge and celebrate the birthday of a very brave young lady. Malala Yousafzai. I’m sure you remember the publicity that surrounded her when she was shot for attending school.

In Pakistan, the birth of a baby girl isn’t always applauded, but Malala’s father being a teacher was determined to give his daughter every opportunity to learn as if she were a boy. However, in 2008 the Taliban took full control of the village where they lived and it was ruled that no girl was to attend school.

Malala spoke out on behalf of girls and their rights to be educated. On her way home from school in October 2012 a masked gunman boarded her bus and shot her three times on the left side of her head. The gallant driver put his foot to the pedal and the gunman escaped.

Malala was in a very bad way and woke up 10 days later in a hospital in England. Here, with specialist surgery and rehab, she began to recover. And when she did, she became a fearless advocate.

With the help of her father, Ziauddin, Malala established the Malala Fund in 2013 – a charity dedicated giving girls an opportunity to achieve what she chooses for herself.

Thank You Thursday: A pop-up solution for homelessness

Homelessness is close to Norm McGillivray’s heart. The challenges faced by his own father back in the early 1970s, Norm witnessed how it can really affect someone’s life.

Fast-forward some forty-something years, and one evening, when parking his car at the local shopping centre Norm realised just how empty the place was.  That was when a simple idea came to him… to utilise the space by putting a couple of beds within the parking lot, and provide a couple of services such as access to doctors, dentists and even hairdressers.   Not only would this give those experiencing homelessness a good night’s sleep, but essential services would be on hand too.

This is when the idea for Beddown began.

Thank You Thursday: A new education of hope

In My Blood It Runs is a powerful ‘observational feature documentary’ about 10-yr-old Arrernte Aboriginal boy, Dujuan, growing up in Alice Springs in Central Australia. I watched it recently and was moved by its candour and insightful look into the shortfalls of education for Aboriginal children. 

Directed and produced by Maya Newell, In My Blood It Runs highlights the need for a First Nations led education system in Australia, with advisors to the film wanting two key messages to shine through;

  1. Aboriginal people love and care for their children, and;
  2. Aboriginal people have agency to find their own solutions

Interestingly, advisors to the film are the directors, educators and grandmothers who lead Children’s Ground, a non-profit organisation with objective of allowing children to grow into adults, in control of their social, cultural, political and economic life.