14.02.2018RFDS CEO Scott Chapman on the ‘third sector’
Not-for-Profit forum held on 14 February 2018
Royal Flying Doctor Service Victoria CEO Scott Chapman is the facilitator of our Not-for-Profit Taskforce, a group reviewing the sector with a focus on addressing the impact of future disruption that has been identified through our Melbourne 4.0 work. The Taskforce met again on the 14th of February 2018 and Scott shares his thoughts:
“The Not-for-Profit taskforce has already identified a number of trends and challenges facing the sector which are clearly linked to the impacts of the fourth industrial revolution such as:
• changes to the operating environment
• clarifying strategic direction
• diversifying income sources and increasing own-source income
• measuring and reporting actual impact and outcomes of their endeavours
With over 60,000 registered Not-for-Profit organisations in Australia, the space for ’cause’ is crowded yet needed more than ever as our society is faced with unprecedented growth in social isolation and barriers to affordable housing, health services and employment.
More research is needed in combating disease, and intervention support services for domestic violence and substance abuse, are just some of the examples where the Not-for-Profits are being called upon.
While addressing these social challenges, the sector also plays a significant role in creating a more connected society and makes a significant contribution to the economy, employment and purposefulness – particularly among its large volunteer workforce.
Taking place quarterly, Not-for-Profit forums are focused on advancing knowledge through collectively sharing intelligence, hearing from expert guest speakers and strengthening professional relationships by working closer together.
It is only through collaboration within the sector that we can move forward on strengthening the performance and contribution of this important ‘third sector’.”