The top 5 most popular blog posts from 2017 as voted by you!

Just like we did at the end of 2016, we’ve curated the most popular posts of 2017 as voted by our own readers.

For many of us, it’s the first week back at our desks for 2018.

While we’re still getting used to writing 2018 instead of 2017, and while we’re adjusting to the culture shock of early mornings and work attire, we don’t really need anything else too heavy cluttering our brains.

So, let’s start the year gently with a recap of the best of 2017’s IGNITE posts as voted by you.

Here they are in order of popularity.

Happy reading.

1.   Can we insist that staff use their own phones and cars?

This post is actually a golden oldie from 2016 that continues to reign supreme in the eyes and minds of our readers.

It was the number one most read post in in 2016 and here it is again, topping the 2017 list as most read post for the year.

In this piece, we talk to Kristin Ramsey from Hynes Legal to get the answer to a very common question from community service organisations: Can we insist that staff use their own phones and cars under the changes across the Industry?

2.   Would you like an opportunity to plan a more inclusive community?

A new project entered the Queensland marketplace at the end of 2017 to help you plan how your community could be more inclusive, and then develop your skills and knowledge so you can bring your plan to life.

The ILC project falls out of the NDIS rollout and is about providing funding to help communities like yours across the state become more accessible and inclusive of people with disability.

3.    Leading Women of Community Services

This inspiring post is well worth taking the time to devour.

Off the back of Women’s Week 2017, CSIA hosted a Leading Women of Community Services panel over breakfast in Brisbane. It was streamed live using Facebook to numerous enamoured viewers.

The panel featured:

  • Jennifer Cullen, Synapse
  • Karyn Walsh, Micah Projects
  • Tracy Adams, yourtown
  • Anita Veivers, Centacare Cairns
  • Robyn Cavanagh, Quality Lifestyle Support

Those same phenomenal women were profiled for an in-depth IGNITE feature post which has remained consistently well read.

Check it out for yourself here.

4.   Using the Business Model Canvas for Social Enterprise Design

Today, countless innovative business models are emerging. Entirely new industries are emerging as old ones crumble. Upstarts are challenging the old guard, some of whom are struggling feverishly to reinvent themselves (Osterwalder & Pigneur, Business Model Canvas)

5.   NDIS Pricing Arrangements: What does it mean for providers – a business model perspective?

The NDIS represents a significant change to the way disability services are delivered in Australia. The new scheme will provide greater funding to deliver better lifestyle outcomes for those impacted by disabilities. Here, Darrell Price from Grant Thornton discusses what this means for the business model of providers.