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Tips and Tricks of Program Measurement

March 28, 2018

What is the difference between measurement and evaluation? Why do we need consultants to evaluate our programs? What sort of measurement or evaluation do we do ourselves, and when do we need external assistance? In our current changing procurement environment of understanding and measuring outcomes, it can be very unclear as to what we are […]

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Smarter Services

April 25, 2017

  Co-Design Project WACOSS has been working with the State Government to deliver a set of consistent principles for co-design in Western Australia. This ongoing project will provide Government with the guidelines and tools to work with service providers and vulnerable people in designing smarter services in Western Australia. Download Co-Design Toolkit WACOSS Budget Submission  […]

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Governance Changes for NGOs Presentation

April 1, 2019

Professor David Gilchrist’s presentation of Governance for NGOs, an update on the regulatory environment, and possible changes that will be occurring to the ACNC’s objectives and activities.  

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Supporting regional communities to reduce alcohol-related harms

April 11, 2019

Supporting regional communities to reduce alcohol-related harms The Western Australian Council of Social Services (WACOSS) and the Western Australian Network of Alcohol and other Drug Agencies (WANADA) call on the State Government to support community engagement in reducing alcohol related harms in the Pilbara Region. The Pilbara has some of the highest levels of alcohol […]

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Collaboration for Sustainability – Mandurah

April 16, 2019

‘Collaboration for Sustainability’ is a popular WACOSS workshop that will help you decide what kinds of collaboration you need to achieve your goals and how to make that collaboration successful. It will provide practical guidance, useful exercises and networking opportunities – all underpinned by a sound evidence-based theoretical framework. Collaboration is essential for tackling the […]

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Collaboration for Sustainability

March 28, 2018

In the Australian Institute of Company Directors NFP Governance & Performance Survey 2014; fifty per cent of Directors of not-for-profit social service organisations said in the past year they have discussed the possibility of a merger. About a quarter of these organisations are expecting a merger to happen within the next two years. Deciding to […]

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Mark Fitzpatrick

April 26, 2017

Mark is the Chief Executive Officer of Telethon Speech and Hearing. Prior to this he was the Chief Executive Officer of St Vincent de Paul Society, and before that, the Chief Operating Officer and Director of Strategy at Southern Cross Care. Mark brings an incredible amount of governance experience with him to the WACOSS board. […]

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