Chapter 2 HOW TO ENGAGE

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The decision has been made: you are going to start giving back and you want to engage with a not-for-profit. There are some rules to engaging with the sector, and to start with we need to learn some of the language. Those working in the sector prefer that you talk about ‘contributing’ rather than ‘giving back’ and many like to be known as the ‘for-purpose’ sector as opposed to the ‘not-for-profit’ sector. As Ronni Kahn, the founder of OzHarvest, puts it, ‘the business sector doesn't call itself the “we don't make a loss sector” so why should we be defined by what we don't do?’.

The next thing is that if those looking ...

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