Creating impact through innovation: NGO Forum 12 November 2014

The FACS Murrumbidgee District held their most recent NGO Forum at Charles Sturt University on 12 November 2014 and invited the NGO Learning Centre team along to film a selection of the presenters.

The theme for this NGO Forum was "Creating impact through innovation"

PRESENTATION 1: THE STATE OF THE COMMUNITY SECTOR IN NSW
Amanda Smithers from the Council of Social Services of NSW (NCOSS) provides an overview of the results of a state wide survey that looks at NGO engagement.
In 2013 the Council of Social Services of NSW (NCOSS) was approached by Family and Community Services (FaCS) to support and contribute to the development of an NGO Engagement Strategy. A major component of this work was a state-wide sector survey. The research was completed by the Social Policy Research Centre (SPRC).

PRESENTATION 2:GETTING READY FOR THE NDIS - BECOMING A COMPETITIVE BUSINESS
Deanne Drage from Inspiring Health Solutions discusses how to develop a business savvy strategic plan.
The introduction of the NDIS will change the way Disability services will be funded and the way they operate. There are many challenges ahead for the Disability sector.

PRESENTATION 3: CREATING INNOVATION THROUGH IMPACT
Dr Cate Thomas, Course Director, Senior Lecturer Social Work, School of Humanities & Social Sciences, Charles Sturt University discuses creating innovation through impact.

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