News & Commentary Straight from Think HQ

  • Case Studies May 20, 2016

    Community Sector Banking

    Community Sector Banking is a B Corp certified banking service that provides ethical finance solutions to not-for-profits and community groups across Australia.

    Community Sector Banking is a joint venture, 50% owned by Bendigo Bank and 50% owned by Community 21 (a consortium of not-for-profits).

    Since early 2016, Think HQ has been working with Community Sector Banking to strengthen its digital engagement with its target audiences - current and prospective customers and the not-for-profit sector.

    Think HQ created a digital engagement strategy tailored to Community Sector Banking’s target audience communication habits and preferences. This strategy underpinned all tactical communications support provided by Think HQ.

    Our collaboration with Community Sector Banking has achieved outstanding results. Community Sector Banking’s Twitter page has grown by 300 per cent compared with the same period last year, and other targets have been surpassed within 12 weeks.

    Our tactical communications...

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  • News April 15, 2016

    Think HQ's recent client additions

    Think HQ is delighted to confirm exciting new additions to this month’s client portfolio.

    Small Business Victoria

    Think HQ is assisting Small Business Victoria in event managing its Regional Roadshow series. Part of the annual Small Business Festival, the Roadshow travels to six regions in Victoria and hosts networking dinner events featuring a high profile keynote speaker who provides insights on how to improve small business productivity, growth and innovation.

    WorkSafe

    In light of WorkSafe Victoria’s head office relocation to Geelong, WorkSafe has contracted Think HQ to develop its ‘Explore Geelong’ initiative. The project seeks to introduce employees to the region, highlighting its range of services and lifestyle options to help families make an informed decision about the opportunity. Think HQ will manage this project and its related events.

    Association of Employees with Disability (AED)

    Think HQ has been approached by the AED to support the enhancement of the National Wage...

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  • News February 15, 2016

    Think HQ and Australians for Mental Health tackle mental illness shame and stigma

    For the month of January, Think HQ assisted Australians for Mental Health (AFMH), a grassroots organisation fighting for mental health reform, with the Share Your Story project.

    The purpose of Share Your Story month was to create an open discussion about mental illness, aiming to end the stigma and shame often associated with mental ill health.

    We invited Australians from all walks of life to share their experiences with mental health - whether it had impacted them directly or indirectly.

    Think HQ corresponded with participants and curated their stories to share on the AFMH website and its social media platforms, including Facebook and Twitter.

    Throughout the month, the comments and feedback AFMH received on its social media platforms were overwhelmingly positive and encouraging.

    Think HQ was also successful in raising awareness about AFMH – the project generated an increase in 135 Facebook page likes, and its Twitter account attracted 109 new followers.

    Participants also expressed...

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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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