disruptive ideas vol. 3 no. 1

The ‘sober generation’.
“Teenagers are turning away from alcohol and other substances so much so that researchers studying the change in attitude have labelled this the “sober generation.”
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Jacinda Ardern: New Zealand prime minister pregnant with first child
“New Zealand’s prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, has announced she is pregnant with her first child. Ardern, who was sworn in to office in October, said in a Facebook post that she and her partner, Clarke Gayford, are expecting in June.”
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Who’s most likely to seek homelessness assistance? Not the person you’d think.
“Contrary to the stereotype of the older homeless man, new data from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare shows that the person most likely to seek homelessness help in Victoria is a 25-34 year old woman, most probably with a child in tow.”
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Time to reboot grantmaking.
“Social sector organizations need a ‘healthy diet’ of funding to achieve maximum impact, a concept neatly captured by the Grantmaking Pyramid now used by the Ford Foundation.”


Top philanthropic gifts 2017.
“In 2017 Australia received its largest ever philanthropic donation from a living Australian, in a year that saw universities, medical research and the performing arts as the top targets for individual giving.”


CluckAR – The free-range egg detector app
“With CluckAR, you can simply point your smartphone camera at a carton in the supermarket, and get a clear picture of which brands are selling eggs from the most chilled-out, happy hens.”
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