The community services sector is subject to constant change driven by a range of imperatives including legislation, contractual arrangements, competition and increasing demand for services. Some of the emerging trends that will impact significantly on the operations and sustainability of community sector organisations are:
- The move towards collaborative and integrated service delivery, demanding effective partnerships to achieve outcomes;
- Increased core running costs and compliance requirements and
- Workforce recruitment, retention and development challenges.
- This page contains some useful tools, support and resources listed under subject areas to help community organisations seeking to build on their existing strengths and enhance their effectiveness.
The Our Community Group provides free easy-to-use tools for people and organisations working to build stronger communities. Partners in that work are not-for-profit organisations and social enterprises; government, philanthropic and corporate grant makers; donors and volunteers; enlightened businesses; and other community builders.