Articles written by Jo Scard
Jo Scard is Founder and Principal of Fifty Acres. With over 20 years’ experience in communications, political advisory roles and journalism, Jo is one of Australia’s foremost strategic advisers to corporates, government and non-profit organisations. Jo is a respected former journalist in the UK and Australia working with ITV, Associated Press, Seven Network, SBS, ABC and Fairfax. She has spent over a decade advising corporates and non-profit organisations at CEO and board level across strategic communications, government relations and public relations and co-authored the best-selling book The Working Mother’s Survival Guide. Jo Scard’s agency, Fifty Acres, has become a market leader in strategic communications and represents some of Australia’s premier brands and Not-For-Profits - spending 10% of our time on pro-bono projects.
Planning for the Election: Government Relations for Not-for-Profits
Engaging with the government can be a difficult feat for Not-for-Profits, given the pressures of budgets and resources in today’s operating environment. But with the Australian Federal Election scheduled this year, now is a better time than ever to rise to the challenge and start (if you haven’t already) engaging with our nation’s representatives. Here is a step-by-step guide to help you kick-start and manage your organisation’s government engagement efforts for this election year: