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Not-for-Profit Sector Development Blueprint submission

A healthy Not-for-Profit sector is a digitally included Not-for-Profit sector. That's why it's essential that the Not-for-Profit sector of the future be based on a vision and action plan that has digital inclusion at its heart.

By yasminnoone · 21/12/2023

As Australia’s leading digital inclusion not-for-profit organisation, we recently advocated for a sector-wide change, by providing a submission to the Not-for-Profit Sector Development Blueprint.

Our submission will now form part of the nation-wide consultation, conducted by the Blueprint Expert Reference Group that will deliver advice to Government on how to chart out a better future for Australian not-for-profit (NFP) and charities sector.

“All Australians who are part of the NFP sector or access the sector’s services need to be digitally confident, skilled and resilient, and have access to affordable technology and data”

Through our work, we partner with thousands of community organisations across Australia to improve the digital capability and confidence of those most at risk of digital exclusion. This includes the NFP workforce, volunteers and the people they support. Given this, the primary focus of this submission is on digital inclusion and securing the long term digital resilience of the sector.

A healthy NFP sector is a digitally included NFP sector.

All Australians who are part of the NFP sector or access the sector’s services need to be
digitally confident, skilled and resilient, and have access to affordable technology and data.

As such, it is essential that the Blueprint Expert Reference Group adopt a vision and action
plan for the NFP Sector that has digital inclusion at its heart.

Our key recommendations in the submission support the development of a NFP Sector Development Blueprint that:
1. Puts the important role of digital inclusion front and centre in the NFP sector
2. Future-proofs the digital capability of the NFP sector
3. Recognises the significant expertise within the NFP sector and the
community to lead and adapt to change, which can be extended on with
additional support
4. Is implemented with specific funding support, a people-first approach and
without additional administrative burden placed upon the sector.

To find out more about our recommendations to build a strong NFP, download our full submission below.