Authors Dr Stephen Judd, Anne Robinson and Felicity Errington contend in their new book Driven by Purpose, “The time for Australian charities to revive, renovate or re-engineer their who and why is now.”
Driven by purpose presents an unique opportunity to look inside the world of charities, whether it’s the local footy club, a celebrity charity or the household names to which Australians donate every year.
Driven by purpose, described by Tim Costello as “a special book… that reflects the very sense of purpose that forms its message” is almost prophetic in its timing.
As the Federal Government moves to more closely regulate and define charities this year and at the same time involve them in sweeping aged and disability reform, charities as never before need a strong sense of who and why they exist, and what they do and how.
And the recent advent of high profile celebrity-driven "charities" has attracted significant funds from the wider community but has also caused widespread concern as in some cases accountability and transparency seem minimal.
As an insightful commentary on the future of Australian charities, and a handbook on how to lead and manage an efficient, accountable organisation, Driven by purpose aims to have a significant impact on current debate, strategy and action surrounding the role of the charitable sector in Australia.
Authors Dr Stephen Judd and Anne Robinson are two of Australia’s most experienced and respected leaders in the not for profit/charity sector while Felicity Errington is an emerging leader with expertise in research and policy, international development and gender issues.
“Our purpose can never be simply to manage. All of us must be intent on making a difference for the better in the world,” says Tim Costello.
Driven by purpose is by Stephen Judd, Anne Robinson and Felicity Errington
Foreword by Tim Costello
Published by Hammond Press, June 2012, RRP $32.95