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A study in democratised giving

A group of young women living in high poverty areas of rural Cambodia will have access to tertiary level education after a recent live crowdfunding event in Perth raised more than $10,000.

Charities cement corporate connections

Tight economic conditions have led the volunteering sector to adapt its practices as demand for services continues to grow.

Fringe: The rehearsal

PHOTO ESSAY: Direct from London's West End, the unique cabaret-circus La Soiree from Fringe World 2015 & 2016 is back performing its show in Western Australia.

Money a Fringe factor for local talent

Punters and performers have flocked to Perth's colourful, diverse and pleasantly bizarre Fringe World Festival, which is poised to exceed last year's box office sales and hit the $10 million mark, but factors other than money are driving local artists.

Minderoo partners with WA Opera

The West Australian Opera has today announced Nicola and Andrew Forrest's Minderoo Foundation has joined its 50th anniversary celebrations as a major partner, contributing $75,000. 

Leaders lend voice to The Big Issue

Prominent Western Australian business and government leaders, including Nev Power and Dale Alcock, will hit the streets this week to sell The Big Issue magazine as part of the not-for-profit organisation's annual awareness campaign.

WA in China fashion deal

Local fashion designers will have an easier route into the growing Chinese luxury market after the Fashion Council of Western Australia today signed off a five-year deal with the China Fashion Association.

Lifeline profits from Garreffa’s life story

High-profile butcher and philanthropist Vince Garreffa will launch a new book next week, as part of his ongoing commitment to raise funds for suicide prevention charity Lifeline. 

Harvesting opportunity

An empty block cum ecological oasis in East Perth is providing opportunities for Perth's unemployed by meeting the demand for fresh produce.

Snapshots from the Fringe

As the Fringe World Festival enters its second weekend, Business News photographer Attila Csaszar offers the first instalment of his 'Behind the Scenes at Fringe' series - the Edith Spiegeltent.

Education to inspire entrepreneurial minds

Local not-for-profit group Ausum Initiatives has teamed up with Kulbardi, a partly owned and managed Aboriginal office supplies company, to deliver an intensive entrepreneur program for young Aboriginal men and women.

Artists get creative on sales

With fewer exhibition opportunities or prospects of gallery representation, local artists have diversified their approach to the market. 

Upgrades for Kings Park naturescape

The Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park facility will close next month to allow a $3 million expansion, which has been funded by the mining giant.

Minchin to lead care provider

Former Silver Chain Group senior executive Dan Minchin will lead three community care providers into a new era when they merge into one organisation later this year.

Who comes after Sarich and Fini?

In 40 years' time, when people look back at the recent crop of winners of the Western Australian of the Year business awards, how will they be remembered relative to the early winners like Ralph Sarich, Sir Laurence Brodie-Hall and Michael Edgley?

West Coast Fever scores UWA partnership

Perth's national netball team the West Coast Fever today announced the University of Western Australia as a new major partner. 

WA Museum Foundation appoints new director

Not-for-profit executive Jenny Allen is set to leave her current position at the 500 Club after less than a year in the role to become director of the Western Australian Museum Foundation. 

Gage crafts Fringe deal

Gage Roads Brewing Company will take to the Fringe World Festival stage in 2017 as the Perth event's new major brewery partner. 

RFDS named Australia’s most trusted charity

The Royal Flying Doctor Service has been ranked the most trusted charity of the nation's top 40 largest and most recognisable charities for the sixth consecutive year, according to the recently published 2016 Charitable Reputation Index.

Beyond the 50-tonne spider

The Arcadia music festival and its giant scrap metal spider landed at Elizabeth Quay last weekend and lit up Perth's dance scene, but there is more to the fire-breathing robot than meets the eye. 

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