Articles by Carmel Molloy
Carmel is a Board Director and Advisor; Social Entrepreneur; CEO; and accredited Strengths Practitioner. Carmel’s NFP career includes CEO and C-Suite roles with national and international NGO’s including World Animal Protection, Australia for UNHCR, Camp Quality; Starlight Children’s Foundation; and Kids Helpline.
During her NFP career Carmel founded and built ‘Business Chicks’ the premier Australian business women’s network, attracting 6000+ business women over a five year period, in support the Kids Helpline cause. Prior to joining the NFP sector, Carmel spent many years working as an Agency Account Director managing the promotional/marketing needs for global brands such as McDonald’s, Nestle and Disney.
Carmel believes that leaders who master collaborative networking, and who actively seek out opportunities to learn and develop with their peers, will become the sectors most successful and influential leaders in challenging times.
How Do Australians View the Leadership and Governance of the Charity Sector
Charities are at the heart of social ecosystems and play a vital role in building and sustaining flourishing communities. Yet, charities face several interlocking challenges that have only become more complex in a post-pandemic environment. In this context, charities are grappling with increased demand for services, financial sustainability, increasing job complexity, a declining volunteer workforce and the need to re-establish relationships with donors, all in the context of sustained impacts on the mental health, well-being and resilience of charity employees and leaders.