Rethinking the Community Sector
The quarterly lecture series hosted by the Institute of Community Directors Australia (ICDA).
Each quarterly lecture is presented by a high-profile national and international thought leader addressing a pressing topic relevant to the community sector. Each speaker brings novel, ambitious, and challenging ideas aimed at improving and expanding the way you perceive your role as a community leader. Speeches are available for live viewing, exclusively for ICDA members, as well as in a written publication after the event.
Our next speaker will be...
Holly Ransom, speaker, commentator, author
This lecture will take place live on Wednesday, December 1, 2021 from 1.00pm to 2.00pm AEST. The recording is available free for all members of the Institute of Community Directors Australia (ICDA). Only ICDA members will have access to the recording.
More information on the topic, and a registration link, will be available soon.
Mission over reputation: The case for a merger in times of crisis
Paul Ronalds, chief executive officer, Save the Children
Community organisations are driven by one goal: achieving their mission. But over the past 18 months, this goal has begun to feel out of reach. The COVID-19 crisis has left organisations struggling, competing with one another for a piece of the shrinking funding pool.
Many already cash-strapped organisations have been forced into increasing costs just to compete in an overcrowded space. This is unsustainable, and for many, there is a simple choice: merge with their competitors or die out.
But whether out of pride, or an unrealistic belief that the tide will turn, many are still refusing to merge. Is it time for the sector to get back to prioritising the achievement of the mission over the brand and reputation of the organisation?
This lecture took place live on Monday, September 20, 2021 from 2.30pm to 3.30pm AEST. This recording is available free for all members of the Institute of Community Directors Australia (ICDA). Only ICDA members will have access to the recording.