Community Directors Intelligence

The quarterly newsletter and monthly update for not-for-profit board members

These are the member publications of the Institute of Community Directors Australia (ICDA), Australia's leading resource for not-for-profit boards and committees. Members receive Community Directors Intelligence each quarter, with the emailed PDF newsletter containing all the news, analysis, and advice they need to be a better board member. Every other month, members get the Community Directors Update to be kept in the loop.

Members can download the full newsletters below, while prospective members can sample previews of each where available.

Members can also view previous copies of regular updates and emails.

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Cracker calendar points the way

February 2020

Discover the great events in our 2020 Festival of Community Directors, read from our not-for-profit "Roadmap", nab scholarship opportunities, learn how NFPs are responding to bushfires, and, get the best tips about whistleblowing and codes of conduct.

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Sow some good

November 2019

Start planning 2020 with this bumper 56-page edition. Here's a taste of what's happening at the home of community directors.

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Stay alert

August 2019

Make the right decisions more often with an edition that focuses on early findings from our NFP governance study, plus highlights from our "Practical Impact" conference and introducing our Case Watch series.

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Communicate with clout

May 2019

Better communications edition: Understand your audience, email marketing, media coverage, branding, data communications. Plus latest training in the Festival of Community Directors.

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Your time starts now

February 2019

Threats and opportunities edition: Plan your year, good governance, royal commission fallout, NFP SWOT by experts, accounting changes, ACNC's new approach

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Connect to your community

November 2018

Building strong social connections and the ability to use that strategically is among the biggest capability a not-for-profit can seek to master. We examine this, the role of community radio, the drop in the number of volunteer leaders and much more.

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Cultivate your culture

October 2018

Organisational culture, we all know, eats strategy for breakfast. We've drawn dozens of lessons from the Community Directors Conference, including the extraordinary cultural transformation of Greening Australia, and don't miss Susan Pascoe's blueprint for setting your cultural tone.

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How to make a leader

July 2018

Leadership can make or break your organisation. Poor leadership can destroy your income, your reputation and your mission. This edition presents international research and analysis, strategies, the views of effective leaders and access to many of the resources you'll need.

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The keys to collaboration

March 2018

We've spoken to legal and academic types, change merchants, not-for-profit movers and shakers, scrutinised case studies, and dipped into our library of resources to bring you this dossier. We present powerful alternatives to mergers, and show you how partnerships will help you survive tough times, and perform better.

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What's your digital plan?

November 2017

Here's a taste of our information and communications technology edition, with a multitude of ways to boost your technological abilities. If you like this preview, become a member and read the full edition.

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Where's the money?

September 2017

Not-for-profit fundraising is grindingly hard. In this edition of Board Builder, we examine two case studies where things went wrong and reveal three ways to keep your nose clean by asking the right questions. Plus, we profile a neighbourhood centre that’s built a nest egg for the day.

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