Project Australia was an Australian organisation that provided pro-bono support for not-for-profit projects between 2007 - 2014. This site is an archive of its work. Its Annual Reports can be viewed here, and the final message from the Board can be viewed here.
The organisation's legacy continues via The Not-for-Profit Handbook, a manual for starting, scaling and sustaining resilient projects, based on the organisation's learnings.
Project Australia began as a series of national nights of discussion. On three ocassions, people met in small groups around the country to discuss how to create a brighter Australian future. Over time it became clear that people were wanting support for developing their own community, but that such support wasn't readily available to them.
The main legacy emerging from Project Australia's experiences and learnings is The Not-for-Profit Handbook. Authored by Project Australia’s Founder, Donnie Maclurcan, this crowdfunded handbook provides a comprehensive guide for anyone looking to start, scale or sustain resilient projects in an ever-changing world. Offering ideas, tips, tools and insights across a range of topics, the book is written primarily for Australian and U.S. audiences, but has relevance for social entrepreneurs worldwide.
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