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March 2016 Newsletter
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Let's Nut it Out Together!

Welcome to the first Make a Change Newsletter for 2016. We are sharing the skills and inspiration to make-a-change in community, workplaces, schools and sport!
 You are invited to send us a "selfie" for our "What Makes You Unique" campaign. It's a fun way to celebrate all of our differences in the lead up to our next Outside the Square event on the theme "Living Together".

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Let's Nut It Out is a networking, resource building and critical skill development workshop for: leaders; changemakers; social entrepreneurs; and visionaries of all kinds.

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Happy changemaking & looking forward to seeing you at Living Together or Let's Nut it Out from Karen Corr and the Make a Change team.


Living Together - An Outside the Square Event

Living Together is a special Outside the Square event open to everyone


We are gathering during the 2016 Bendigo Festival of Cultures to explore how we live together, acknowledging we’re all different.

Hear from local speakers, link in to existing initiatives and connect with others to explore new ideas! Free event.


Let's Nut it Out Bendigo 2016

Let's Nut it Out

Monday 11 April 8.30am - 3.30pm

Let's Nut it Out is a professional development workshop to inject your changemaking project with momentum.

The day is tailored to your specific changemaking needs. Working with skill-mentors and peers, get stuck into the nuts and bolts of your initiative and come away with new actions to make it happen.

Brought to you in partnership with Keech, Lisa Chesters MP, La Trobe University and Jumpleads NFP.

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Enlighten Event on after Living Together with the Bendigo Festival of Cultures


Date: Tuesday March 15 2016
Time: 9.30PM-10.30PM

Following Living Together is an amazing public art projections night tour showcasing cinema-style art works by the young artists of Bendigo.

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The Big GIve

Big Give is Coming!

Look out for Big Give - a new fundraising initiative directed by the Community Foundation for Central Victoria, launching April 2016.

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Welcome to our Changemaker Showcase. 

Do you know someone making change happen in your community or business? 
Share their story with us & we will profile them in our next newsletter
Changemakers are everyday people
Changemakers are everyday people who see an issue in their community and they get in and do something about it.

We re-visit the changemakers we have profiled over the last two years in the lead up to Let's Nut It Out.

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Claudia Bowman Bringing People Together

What motivates us to bring others together and make a change?

This is a question we often consider at Make a Change Australia. We are always on the look out for inspiration, new skills and support to make a change. We were certainly struck by Claudia Bowman’s story.

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Living Together in our Schools

Living Together in our Schools

Our school is interesting and diverse. We attract teachers who have a special set of tools in their toolkit. The most important tool in that kit is love.

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Living Together Playing Sport

Living Together Playing Sport

Sport is often about attracting the best performers. We are different we want to be leaders in diversity and inclusion.

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Growing and Learning : Make a Change in Lancefield

Growing & Learning

Make a Change has been going through an exciting growth spurt over the last 12months.

There has been an overwhelming response to the support, skills and inspiration we offer to changemakers around Australia.

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Active Spaces Wrap Up

Active Spaces Wrap Up

Active Spaces was the 2015 Outside the Square theme for three evenings of community discussion delivered for the Bendigo region.

300+ people joined the conversation over 8 months exploring our spaces to live, to play and do business.

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Reigniting the flame blog post

Reigniting the Flame

We recently had the privilege of running a program for the Echuca Special Olympics Club. They came to us wanting assistance in reinvigorating their organisation. We created a program called Reigniting the Flame and it was a huge success. 

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The Never Ending To Do List Blog Post

The Never Ending To Do List

Has the start of your year turned into a never-ending-to-do-list? Here are Karen's tips to get stuck into it.

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Celebrating Who We Are

Celebrating Who We Are

I am excited to share with you that we are partners of the 2016 Bendigo Festival of Cultures.

We work with people from all walks of life who want to create positive change in their organisation or community. Being part of the festival is a great opportunity to increase diversity, multiculturalism and connectedness in the community.

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