May 22, 2017
Billionaire mining magnate Andrew Forrest gave $400 million to charity today, the single largest philanthropic donation by a living person in Australian history. Anna Spraggett, Think HQ Account Director, hopes it’s a sign of times to come.
There was a lot of attention on Andrew ‘ Twiggy’ Forrest today when he announced he was giving away $400 million to tackle cancer research, Indigenous disadvantage, the elimination of modern slavery and education. He was, after all, flanked by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, who applauded his donation as a “gift to humanity”, and Opposition leader Bill Shorten. It’s harder to get higher company.
It’s a positive sign that Forrest’s gift has been treated so positively, and his message, that everyone should “give what you can, if it isn’t money then time is just as valuable,” is bang on.
It shows that Australia is moving in the right direction. This gift is important and people are talking about it. The more open we are about this, the better....Read More
December 15, 2016
We’ve combed through the Federal Government’s Community Business Partnership's new 2016 Giving Australia report released this month, to share with you some of our top takeaways and recommendations to help your NFP grow in the new year.
Explore digital giving
The report finds that the most effective ways to ask for a donation are through door knock appeals, telephone, mail or letterbox drop, and street fundraising. The least effective is TV.
Though not necessarily a substitute for other methods, online technology that makes giving easier for the donor is on the rise, and can be a valuable tool to support a NFP’s fundraising.
An increasing number of donors are engaging with crowdfunding technologies as they can directly engage with the cause they care about. NFPs should explore digital fundraising tactics, including online campaigns that utilise established crowdfunding platforms.
Keep your donors in the loop
Outcome reporting is important to donors, but they just don’t just want...Read More
October 06, 2015
- Work on high profile national campaigns and social change projects
- Hands on role supporting PR and event activity
- Great work environment with a supportive and experienced team
Think HQ is looking for a motivated PR graduate to join the team!
At Think HQ, we work on PR projects that help make a positive difference to the community.
If you’ve recently graduated from a degree in PR, Communications or Marketing and are keen to kick-start your career, we’d love to hear from you.
As part of the team, you will get to work on a range of high profile campaigns and events for government, not-for-profit and philanthropic organisations.
Working closely with an experienced team, your role will involve:
- Writing media releases, social media and website content
- Assisting with project management tasks and preparing meeting agendas and reports
- Undertaking research tasks
- Liaising with suppliers
- Event management support
- Creative input into campaigns.
The successful applicant will have:
October 14, 2014
With headlines making a recent negative swing, a rare good news story caused pause for reflection in the Think HQ office this week.
New research has indicated Australians might be getting kinder. Yep, that’s right – findings suggest that the younger generation, so often categorised as self-indulgent and uncharitable, is actually taking part in acts of kindness more frequently than their older counterparts.
And that’s music to our ears. As an agency committed to projects of substance, often to achieve positive social change, it’s always been our contention that positivity is powerful. We’re lucky to work with an array of talented and impassioned clients, campaigns and communicators, and we’re very aware that kindness plays a big role in the work we produce for them.
Recently, as part of the Victorian Government’s Support Small Business Day 2014 campaign, we had the privilege of talking to small business owners across the state – bighearted people dedicated to providing for their...Read More