News & Commentary Straight from Think HQ

  • Commentary February 09, 2016

    Above All Human

    Our Account Director and Digital Strategist Jane Metlikovec recently attended the Above All Human conference in Melbourne, an event for innovators and entrepreneurs.

    Here are some of Jane’s insights from the conference.

    Think HQ: What was the most insightful aspect about Above All Human? Who was your favourite speaker?

    Jane: It was fantastic to hear from so many leaders in innovation, entrepreneurship and technology, both home-grown and from across the seas. However, the highlights for me were Anil Daish and Kate Morris.

    Anil, an American technology and blogging giant, gave a powerful presentation about using technology for good. He believes that digital communicators need to stop creating for the top five per cent, and start directing their efforts towards creating digital solutions for those who have the least. His vision is a perfect reflection of Think HQ’s philosophy and why we exist – to work on projects of substance.

    Kate Morris, the founder of AdoreBeauty, Australia’s first...

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  • News January 15, 2016

    Think HQ is proud to announce talent management as an exciting addition to our extensive skills portfolio

    Think HQ is thrilled to be working with Founder of Youth Without Borders, Yassmin Abdel-Magied, and Founder of Meliora Group, Jill Riseley, to assist them in building their personal profiles, and generating meaningful community discussion about important issues.

    Working with Yassmin and Jill marks Think HQ’s entry into the area of profile management, and we couldn’t be more excited!

    Yassmin and Jill are established and respected individuals in their separate fields and they both share a passion for creating positive social change.

    Yassmin Abdel-Magied is a mechanical engineer, author, and social commentator who encourages the empowerment of youth, women, and those from culturally diverse backgrounds. Among her long list of accolades, Yassmin has been Queensland Young Australian of the Year, Young Australian Muslim of the Year, and a Young Leader Winner of '100 Woman of Influence' Awards.

    Jill Riseley is the Founder and Managing Director of the Meliora Group, a strategic advisory firm...

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  • Commentary January 13, 2016

    Landmark report provides insight into the Australian third sector

    Snapshot of the 2014 Australian Charities & Non-for-profits Commission (ACNC) report

    In December last year, the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission (ACNC) released its 2014 report into the financial performance and sustainability of the Australian charitable sector. The report - produced in partnership with the Centre for Social Impact, and the Social Policy Research Centre at the University of New South Wales - revealed an extremely diverse and growing sector, with more than 38,000 registered charities currently operating within a $103 billion dollar industry.

    Key insights of the report include:

    SIZE AND LOCATION:

    Around one in five Australian charities are considered as ‘large’, with an annual income of $1 million dollars or more. Some 22 per cent of ‘large’ charities reported incomes over $10 million dollars. Two thirds of all Australian charities are smaller charities - with an annual income of less than $250,000. NSW and Victoria dominate the charitable...

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  • News January 11, 2016

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  • News December 18, 2015

    Think HQ is proud to work with Australians for Mental Health

    Think HQ is privileged to have delivered the ‘Not Nearly Enough’ panel discussion with Australians for Mental Health at The Melbourne Brain Centre on Thursday 10 December 2015.

    The discussion was the first community event for the Australians for Mental Health campaign – a new national movement empowering Australians to compel all political parties to make mental health a priority, and help end the stigma associated with seeking help for mental ill health.

    Around 150 guests attended the forum, which featured a panel of experts discussing the Federal Government’s recent response to the National Mental Health Commission report – Contributing Lives, Thriving Communities.

    Members of the panel included:

    • Professor Allan Fels AO, Chair, National Mental Health Commission
    • Professor Patrick McGorry AO, Executive Director, Orygen Youth Health
    • Jill Stark, Senior Writer, The Sunday Age
    • Prerna Diksha, AFMH Community Taskforce
    • Geoff Wilson, Chairman, Wilson Asset Management

    Forum participants and...

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