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Capacity building in not for profits

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Australian not for profits need to build capacity so they can deliver programs, create real impact and strengthen communities, writes Community Sector Banking CEO Andrew Cairns.

By definition, not for profits are givers. Their purpose is to give, to do, to change, to instil hope and to provide services to the community. Any money donated or earned goes back into the organisation to further its cause or to support the daily operations of the organisation. Inherently they are driven by positive outcomes from those they serve.

Although the motivation is different, the intent, the drive and the necessity to run a successful and sustainable operation as a not for profit is no different to profit making ventures. Both must succeed and be sustainable in order to function and grow, and yet, both must function and grow in order to succeed.

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Andrew Cairns, 2019, Probono Australia (https://probonoaustralia.com.au/)

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