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The quarterly newsletter and monthly update for not-for-profit board members

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These are the member publications of the Institute of Community Directors Australia (ICDA), Australia's leading resource for not-for-profit boards and committees. Members receive Community Directors Intelligence each quarter, with the emailed PDF newsletter containing all the news, analysis, and advice you need to be a better board member. Every other month you'll get the Community Directors Update to keep you in the loop. Members can also access the back catalogue at any time, for more help when it's needed.



Recent newsletters for ICDA members

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SAMPLE Aug 2019: Stay alert

We put the spotlight on good governance with survey analysis, case studies and hot issues for directors. Here's a taste of our 52-page special edition.


SAMPLE May 2019: Communicate with clout

Wrangle the media, define your brand, measure your #impact and understand where not-for-profits stand in the days before the federal election.


FREE Feb 2019: Want to get ahead? 

Plan your year with the Festival of Community directors, SWOT analysis for the sector, new accounting rules, and more with this special free edition.


SAMPLE Nov 2018: Connect to your community

Building strong social connections and the ability to use that strategically is among the biggest capability a not-for-profit can seek to master. We examine this, the role of community radio, the drop in the number of volunteer leaders and much more. 


SAMPLE Oct 2018: Cultivate your culture

Organisational culture, we all know, eats strategy for breakfast. We've drawn dozens of lessons from the Community Directors Conference, including the extraordinary cultural transformation of Greening Australia, and don't miss Susan Pascoe's blueprint for setting your cultural tone. ONLINE NOW: Articles from the edition


SAMPLE Jul 2018: How to make a leader

Leadership can make or break your organisation. Poor leadership can destroy your income, your reputation and your mission. This edition presents international research and analysis, strategies, the views of effective leaders and access to many of the resources you'll need. ONLINE NOW: Articles from the edition


SAMPLE Mar 2018: The keys to collaboration

We've spoken to legal and academic types, change merchants, not-for-profit movers and shakers, scrutinised case studies, and dipped into our library of resources to bring you this dossier. We present powerful alternatives to mergers, and show you how partnerships will help you survive tough times, and perform better. 


SAMPLE Nov 2017: What's your digital plan?

Here's a taste of our information and communications technology edition, with a multitude of ways to boost your technological abilities. If you like this preview, become a member and read the full edition. ONLINE NOW: Articles from this edition


SAMPLE Sep 2017: Where's the money?

Here's a taste of our financial sustainability edition, which we hope will help equip your organisation to survive and thrive.


SAMPLE Jul 2017: In the chair

In this edition, we explore how to get everyone pulling in the same direction, without the chair having to do all the heavy lifting.


FREE May 2017: The (free) hot topics edition 

Usually, this quarterly newsletter is for members-only, but we've unlocked the gates to show you what you're missing.  In this edition, we've gleaned lessons from the hottest topics from our annual conference.


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