Local knowledge and stories create positive change in Burnie
The whiteboard in Kylie Burgess’ office tells a story about the power of community. It’s covered in notes and ideas about turning local knowledge and lived experience into positive change for the community of Burnie in Tasmania’s north-west.
How Lendlease’s founder inspired a generation
Many of Australia’s biggest property companies are run by leaders who benefited from the culture and philosophy of Lendlease’s legendary founder.
Maranguka Cross Sector Leadership
The Maranguka Cross-Sector Leadership Group case study shares the blueprint for how government and non-government organisations can work together in wholly new ways to be accountable to communities leading positive change.
Storytelling for Systems Change
We've partnered with the Centre for Public Impact and Hands Up Mallee to explore how stories can be used to more effectively communicate the impact of community-led systems change work.
Stronger Places, Stronger People
Dusseldorp Forum has committed to tackling system reform as part of Stronger Places, Stronger People - a five-year commitment by community, federal, and state governments and philanthropy to work together.
Our Place – Driving Policy Innovation
Philanthropy has the potential to provide long-term capital that can drive innovation in government policy. In 2010, philanthropist Julius Colman entered into a memorandum of understanding with the Victorian Government.
Philanthropy, Systems and Change
COVID-19 has further exposed how policy and power structures hold problems in place. It has also provided a unique, timely opportunity to address the structural reform required to strengthen our communities.
Place-Based Resilience during COVID-19: Greater Shepparton Lighthouse
Greater Shepparton Lighthouse is a collective impact, place-based initiative in Shepparton in northern Victoria. Created in 2014, the initiative involves 50 local leaders in decision-making and has the support of more than 450 volunteers and 100 plus partnerships.
Logan loves kindy
Family-owned Logan business, Clarks Logan City Bus Service renamed their bus the ‘Kindy Express’ and donned hats and badges to give Logan kids the chance to learn more about their local kindies by jumping onboard a free community bus tour.
Learning continues on Country
Nawarddeken Academy students, teachers, rangers and elders came together to reconnect with Country and connect Bininj (Indigenous) science and balanda (non-Indigenous) science on their annual camp – this year to Barradji.
Early Years Toolbox
Dusseldorp Forum partnered with Our Place and Early Start (University of Wollongong) to develop tools for Early Learning educators to measure children’s cognitive, self-regulatory, language, numeracy and social development.
Place-Based Resilience during COVID-19: Warddeken Land Management
The arrival of COVID-19 in Australia posed a serious risk for families in West Arnhem Land. Within a short period of time, all West Arnhem communities became closed to all non-essential travel.