What's a hackathon? Something Google, Microsoft and Apple do in Silicon Valley for brilliant IT ideas.
Segue to Brisbane Australia, add Indigenous charities First Nations Foundation, AILC, The Streets Movement and SevGen and you get genius IT solutions to help charities reach more people. The vision of Dean Foley at Barayamal, an Indigenous entrepreneur, business incubator and accelerator was behind this BRILLIANT idea. 60 IT business and marketing people turned up to volunteer at this event over a weekend.
An app to help people buying a car work out if they are getting a good deal or a bad deal based on interest rates, terms and insurance? How handy is that???
First Nations Foundation on the cutting edge, hackers and hustlers helping us along...the impact of our Foundation just took off exponentially.
Mark down the date. FNF went digital today. We are going to start helping thousands of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people master their money skills.
Picture this: the amazing skills of the digital world coming together with Indigenous charities. What do you get? HUGE opportunities to grow the impact of community work!
First Nations Foundation will be at the first Give Backathon in Brisbane on 20 May 2017. Organised by Barayamal, a business incubator/accelerator business run by Aboriginal entrepreneur Dean Foley, four lucky Indigenous charities will be treated to the IT genius and skills of over 70 participants, volunteering their time for good causes.
Stay tuned to FNF news to learn more. If you want to participate, be quick: spots are filling fast. Go to the Give Backathon link.
First Nations Foundation, peak superannuation body AIST, Financial Counselling Australia and ASIC Indigenous Outreach urging the superannuation industry to:
- make their paperwork easier (especially relaxing identification requirements)
- work with experienced financial counsellors
- invest in Indigenous superannuation outreach events happening all over the country and
- deliberately include Indigenous people in their advertising material and employment targets.
Speakers: (l-r) Nathan Boyle, Senior Analyst ASIC, Fiona Guthrie CEO Financial Counselling Australia, Eva Scheerlinck CEO AIST and Amanda Young, CEO First Nations Foundation - at cmsf#17 24.3.2017
How exciting to find the Mexican State of Yucatan are so interested in Australian Indigenous financial wellbeing! First Nations Foundation CEO Amanda Young was interviewed by UTM university on how corporates can create shared value, improve societal conditions and promote social enterprise.
In Mexico there are many opportunities for microfinance for native Mexican people wanting to start businesses or run farming. However the challenge of how to increase money management skills is shared by our two countries. We look forward to opportunities to work with Mexico and grow the wealth of Indigenous people!
We love our "firsts" in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander space!! It means so much to see new ground being covered, courage being rewarded, achievements being recognised.
The first female Social Justice Commissioner, June Oscar, opens up new ground for our people. First Nations Foundation is there celebrating with the rest of Australia on her appointment.
Let a new chapter for our people begin. For more: click this story
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What a thrill to take My Moola our money management training course back to where it all began, Rumbalara Aboriginal Co-operative in January 2017. Thanks to our good friends at the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation, First Nations Foundation is training 200 Indigenous workers around Victoria in money management skills during 2017.
Rumba was buzzing and participants loved the skills of the highly experienced Aboriginal trainer, AJ Williams. AJ's unique talent to make everyone laugh made it so much easier and comfortable for the participants to learn Indigenous money history and how to make money work FOR them.
From Hume to Loddon Mallee, Barwon to Gippsland, Victorian Indigenous workers are in for a fun-filled training day with one of our talented Aboriginal trainers!!
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Melbourne, you know how to hold an Indigenous festival! The Wominjeka1 17 festival hosted the Big Super Day Out alongside a powerhouse lineup of national Indigenous artists by the banks of the river in western Melbourne on Saturday 14 January 2017.
Thank you to the superannuation volunteers who helped Indigenous community members with their superannuation and to Footscray Community Arts for including us in their wonderful Indigenous community event.