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Virtual reality is one of those technologies that still feels like science fiction. The technology has now gone far beyond gaming and entertainment and in 2017 you can put on a virtual reality headset and immerse yourself in a 360 degree view of an interactive digital landscape. Virtual reality is being used by organisations all over the world.

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The Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) has published new guidance aimed at providing charities with practical advice on paying their board members. The guidance – Remunerating Charity Board Members – provides an overview of issues relating to board remuneration, as well as some of the factors charities need to properly consider

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The Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) has launched new guidance to help charities, donors and fundraisers with their use of crowdfunding websites. The guidance – Crowdfunding and Charities – examines the increasingly popular method of online fundraising.

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The Stanford Australia Foundation (SAF) is offering two scholarships for study at Stanford University in the US in the 2018 calendar year. SAF scholarship recipients must be employed by an Australian non-profit organisation with Deductible Gift Recipient status 1 (DGR1), and be an Australian citizen or have permanent residency or temporary residency in Australia.

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The AICD has launched a not-for-profit scholarship program to be run in all states and territories in 2017–2018. The scholarships are being offered to directors and senior managers of NFP organisations who would otherwise be unable to attend governance education programs due to the financial constraints of the organisation.

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The results of the latest national Census reveal we’re a fast changing, ever-expanding, culturally diverse nation. The Census has helped update Australia’s estimated resident population, which had grown to 24.4 million people by 31 December 2016.

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Co-design is increasingly being used by government and the community sector to describe a range of activities and processes that involve people who use a particular service or product in the design of that service or product.  However there is a lack of consistency in how it is used and what it means in practice. NCOSS has released a new paper on the princples of co-design.