The mission of the community service sector in a time of change
Do charitable providers have to choose between the money and the mission, or can we balance both?
The way human services are funded is changing. That change brings new opportunities for organisations but with that comes new risks.
The Brotherhood of St Laurence is undertaking a research program to work out how community organisations can successfully adapt while remaining true to our social mission. It will investigate:
- the impact of human services contracting on the independence of the community services sector
- how community service organisations can build productive working relationships with governments to end poverty in Australia
- how large and small organisations can work together rather than compete for reduced funding
- how community organisations can work through the NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme) to empower individuals in their communities.