Across Australia and the world, organisations with deep connections into their communities rose to the challenge in the pandemic. While the commitment of these organisations and people is inspiring, it also poses some challenging questions. Initial observations and reflections from the research.
Across the world, people come together around common interests to play, pray, organise, educate, advocate and more – and during COVID-19 civil society organisations of all shapes and sizes pitched in to try and support communities in need. Do governments and community members appreciate the role civil society organisations play in connecting our broader social fabric? Initial observations and reflections from the research.
We appear in media stories, organise protests, build email lists, meet with MPs, you name it. But do these actions help us shift the dial? How do we effectively build influence, exert power and advocate for change? Initial observations and reflections from the research.