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April 2022 Highlights

April 2022 Highlights

April blurred by with the end of daylight savings, school holidays, three short weeks, and a lot of events. Here are some of my highlights.

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Celebrating 2021 Wins

Celebrating 2021 Wins

Happy Festivus… for the rest of us. Counter to the Festivus tradition of airing grievances, I’m going to air some wins and things I’m grateful for to celebrate.

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Social Enterprise Day 2021

Social Enterprise Day 2021

#WhoKnew 11 November 2021 is Social Enterprise Day – part of Global Entrepreneurs Week, and a day to raise the profile of social enterprise around the world and amplify their impact.

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Taking a Breath

Taking a Breath

What a beautiful weekend! I took a moment to reflect on the Solve Problems That Matter journey. How it started, the purpose, the strategy, where I’m at now, and what’s next.

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Catalyst 2030 People’s Report

Catalyst 2030: People’s Report

You, me and us. How unique are our stories? What can we do if we come together? Play today and play your part in holding world leaders accountable to changing the reality of those often left behind.

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NAIDOC Week: Heal Country

NAIDOC Week 2021: Heal Country

The theme of NAIDOC Week this year is Heal Country… a time to come together to celebrate the history, culture, and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

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7 Years of Dynamic4 Jetpack

7 Years of Dynamic4 Jetpack

On this day seven years ago, Anthony Quinn & I ran the first public session of what has evolved and grown over the years into the Dynamic4 Jetpack program.

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WWF Renewables Nation Campaign

Dynamic4 stands with WWF and over 100 proactive businesses calling for investment in Australia’s renewable future to become a #RenewablesNation. #UnitedWeShine

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People First. Dynamic4: The 20th Year

People First. Dynamic4: The 20th Year

When I wrote out Dynamic4’s values over a decade ago – which I frame as our guiding principles – People First was number one. This is the driving principle and core approach to everything we do.

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Purpose & Happiness. Dynamic4: The 20th Year

Purpose & Happiness. Dynamic4: The 20th Year

Purpose and happiness. A couple of simple words that seem to have taken on the burden of so many connotations… At Dynamic4, the core of our purpose is to help create the conditions for happier people and communities. I guess I better explain myself.

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Formative Jobs Reflection

Formative Jobs Reflection

A few days ago a good friend posted an interesting reflection challenge on Linkedin… formative experiences that taught you a lot while not being directionally aligned with your career path.

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Market Signals for More Ethical & Sustainable Business

Market Signals for More Ethical & Sustainable Business

I often talk about what running a good business means now. Operating ethically and sustainably is the minimum baseline and increasingly the expectation is that businesses include a clear social and environmental purpose – and ideally embed impact in their business model. Why?

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Fullstack Web Developer: We’re Hiring!

Fullstack Web Developer: We’re Hiring!

Are you a talented up-and-coming dev who wants to spend your time building digital solutions for more equal, inclusive, and sustainable communities? We’re looking for another fullstack web dev to join our team.

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4 Must-Haves: Is Your Startup Worth Helping?

4 Must-Haves: Is Your Startup Worth Helping?

What investors, philanthropists and mentors look for in your purpose-driven startup. Four key themes from the Amplifying the Value of Your Enterprise at the Social Enterprise Startup Bootcamp hosted by Allens Accelerate.

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6 Steps to Launch Your Purpose-Driven Startup

6 Steps to Launch Your Purpose-Driven Startup

We’ve worked with hundreds of startups. We’re often asked, ‘what advice would you give to someone who’s thinking about starting a social enterprise or a purpose-driven business?’ Over the years we have distilled what we have learnt from our personal experience into six steps guided by three principles. We call it Jetpack for Changemakers.

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Jetpack for Changemakers... the Backstory

Jetpack for Changemakers… the Backstory

Being a startup for good can be very rewarding but it also comes with many challenges. Here are some thoughts on some challenges faced by purpose-driven startups and social enterprises, and what we’ve found to work.

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