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TriEvents runs its course

Major events management operator TriEvents has folded, creating an opportunity for new players to step in and join the race.

Lotterywest lifts sales to $855m

Lotterywest has increased its total community grants after achieving a 3.4 per cent lift in sales to $855 million in 2017-18, a notable turnaround from the prior year when it failed to meet its budget.

Linking veterans to new opportunities

Veterans’ recruitment organisation Working Spirits is steadily increasing its profile among the Western Australian businesses community, with 10 former veterans recently finding placements, including with mining services business Macmahon Holdings.

Perth doctor finds success with fiction

Royal Perth Hospital emergency doctor Michelle Johnston has leveraged her career in medicine to drive the direction of her first novel, establishing her credentials as an emerging author in the process.

NDIS to challenge provider models

Changes being made at Intelife and Nulsen reflect the challenges facing the disability sector.

Greenbatch grows as it cuts waste

SPECIAL REPORT: Social enterprise Greenbatch has come a long way since 2016, when it drew up plans detailing a vision to establish a plastic reprocessing facility in Perth.

MercyCare adds child care centres

Not-for-profit community services provider MercyCare has purchased five early learning centres from private operator Acacia Hill Childcare for an undisclosed sum, doubling the group’s existing sector portfolio.

Stan Perron donates $10m to neurological research

Stan and Jean Perron have announced they will be donating $10 million across 10 years to the Perron Institute for Neurological and Translational Science, adding to a multitude of reasons Mr Perron was awarded State Shaper by The 500 Club today.

CEOs raise $500k in Sleepout

Sixty-three Perth business leaders slept rough last night for the Vinnies CEO Sleepout, raising about $513,000 to go towards alleviating homelessness.

Subiaco brings opportunities for artists

The positive response to the Subiaco Theatre Festival has led to a near doubling in the size of the annual event this year.

Festivals claim $127m impact

The state’s two leading arts festivals have a large role to play in the cultural and creative vibrancy of Perth during the summer months, according to their impact reports released this week.

Artist uses business success to back fundraiser

Broome-based artist Helen Norton has combined an entrepreneurial and adventurous spirit with her artistic skills to forge a successful career over the past three decades.

BHP backs Zero2hero on suicide prevention

BHP Billiton has responded to a Hedland Senior High School student’s call for support by backing a youth-focused mental health and suicide prevention program based in the Pilbara.

Festival measures impact with Culture Counts

An analysis of Perth Festival undertaken by local firm Culture Counts has found near-universal support for the event's impact on, and importance for, Western Australia's cultural scene.

CEOs call for support as they prepare for sleepout

Vinnies CEO Sleepout is fast approaching and Perth's business leaders are calling for support to help them reach their goals.

Indigenous gallery creates interest at Watertown

A team of talented young indigenous artists has brought colour to the walls of a retail space in Watertown, owned by Lendlease, with the opening of a new gallery led by 21-year-old Noongar man Peter Farmer Jnr.

Breast cancer centre on track

Breast Cancer Research Centre-WA is on its way to raising $5.8 million for the development of a world-class breast cancer treatment and research centre, set to open by 2019.

Giving with intent when done on Purposed

SPECIAL REPORT: The expectation that companies act in a more philanthropic manner has given rise to Purposed, a startup solution to simplify corporate and employee giving.

Structure, strategy fuel funding

SPECIAL REPORT: Western Australia’s 10 largest philanthropic foundations distributed $65 million last year, but like many charities, some of these organisations are increasingly targeting individual supporters to offset rising fundraising costs.

Events still deliver the goods

SPECIAL REPORT: A selection of charities show fundraising events still work for some, defying a general shift away from the strategy as it becomes more challenging.

Hemsley heads AGWA Foundation

Property consultant Warwick Hemsley has replaced Adrian Fini as the Art Gallery of WA Foundation chair after four years at the helm.

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