Want to Start a Charity?
Feb05

Want to Start a Charity?

When I tell people what I do, almost every sentence that follows is ‘so can you help me start a charity?’ or ‘I have this great idea for a charity…’ And my response is “DON’T!!!” Although these conversations and intentions of starting a charity are driven from such a good place, it’s often based on misinformation. Sometimes there’s such a strong emotional undercurrent that people neglect to see and understand that in...

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Meet: CEO of Holdsworth Community and mother of two, Ruth Kestermann
Dec14

Meet: CEO of Holdsworth Community and mother of two, Ruth Kestermann

I met with Ruth Kestermann, CEO of Holdsworth Community. It was on International Day for People with Disability and we spoke how Holdsworth works to foster a more inclusive community and her journey as a mother and CEO.  Holdsworth Community has been operating for over 30 years in Woollahra and provides services for people across the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney. They have over 85 programs and services, ranging from after-school care for...

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Feeling Charitable? 3 Tips for Businesses to Get the Most out of Giving
Nov16

Feeling Charitable? 3 Tips for Businesses to Get the Most out of Giving

Let’s face it when you’re starting out in business or even a couple of years in – you put everything you have into it. Time, money, energy, blood, sweat and a lot of tears!  So, what’s left to give to a charity or needy cause? Not much really but businesses can still find creative ways to give back. The most common feedback from small to medium size businesses who donate to a charity or cause is they don’t feel adequately recognised...

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