News & Commentary Straight from Think HQ

  • News March 30, 2014

    Thank you for participating in our survey!

    Think HQ would like to thank the charities and philanthropic trusts and foundations that kindly completed our survey looking at the current practices and needs in communications in the not-for-profit sector in Australia.

    Congratulations to Spectrum Migrant Resource Centre on winning the $1000 JB Hi Fi voucher - we hope this will be of great benefit for your organisation!

    The results of the survey will be shared with the sector in the near future, so stay tuned!

  • News March 29, 2014

    Victorian Government’s Office for the Community Sector – Workforce Capability Framework Video

    Think HQ was commissioned to:

    • Develop and distribute a survey to determine the extent and nature of use of the WCF, as well as identify potential NFP case studies
    • Develop a report detailing existing use of the WCF resource
    • Conduct face-to-face interviews with NFP case study organisations from across Victoria
    • Develop eight written case studies for publication on the OCS website
    • Script and project-manage the production of the five-minute video documentary

    The completed video combines animation and interviews, showcasing the diverse usage of the WCF by the eight case study organisations.

    The video and case studies will now be used by the OCS as promotional tools to encourage further uptake and innovative use of this valuable resource.

  • News March 29, 2014

    Victorian Government’s Office for the Community Sector – Community Foundations Documentary

    Over four months, Think HQ travelled with a film crew to regional communities across Victoria, conducting interviews and capturing the diverse governance, operational, and fundraising approaches adopted by each of the foundations involved.

    This involved Think HQ:

    • Developing the scope and script for the documentary
    • Identifying interviewees, coordinating and liaising with over 50 participants across more than 30 film locations
    • Managing all filming logistics
    • Conducting all filmed interviews
    • Co-editing the film footage
    • Preparing a communications plan for the promotion and use of the documentary

    The documentary was launched at the 2013 Community Foundations Forum in the Barossa Valley, and was extremely well received. It is a valuable tool supporting increased awareness of community foundations in Victoria, and providing practical information and advice for existing and emerging community foundations.

    The OCS will now use the completed 20-minute video documentary to encourage growth in...

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  • News March 29, 2014

    Victorians shop BIG on Support Small Business Day!

    The initiative – culminating in a statewide shopping event on Saturday 19 October – gave a boost to Victoria’s small business sector, with residents encouraged to get out and shop BIG in local retailers.

    Think HQ led a range of activities to generate business and shopper registrations in the lead up to the day, including:

    • managing the development of a dedicated campaign website, developing all website content
    • scripting and managing the production of a 30-second online ad, as well as a series of video tutorials for participating small businesses, and;
    • stakeholder engagement – including regular e-newsletter send outs to participating shoppers and retailers.

    Think HQ brought UK retail guru Mary ‘Queen of Shops’ Portas on board to share her expert tips with participating businesses; and secured several local business ambassadors – including The Design Files’ Lucy Feagins, and Keep up creator Abigail Forsyth.

    Positive media coverage was secured across major metro and regional print,...

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  • News March 29, 2014

    Young philanthropists tackle Australia’s ‘giving gap’

    The Summit aims to address Australia’s low rate of charitable giving by engaging wealthy young Australians in philanthropy.

    Attendees heard from local philanthropists and social entrepreneurs including Small Giants CEO Danny Almagor and Foundation for Young Australians CEO, Jan Owen.

    Several international guests including, Girls20 Summit CEO, Farah Mohamed and Nexus Global Youth Summit Co-founder, Rachel Cohen Gerrol also presented.

    The Nexus Global movement includes people from more than 50 countries and families with more than $100 billion combined net worth.

    Summit host, the Foundation for Young Australians, engaged Think HQ to manage media relations for the event. Think HQ achieved high-quality coverage in mainstream and industry publications as well as exposure on ABC radio.