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Get Ready for Great Collaboration!


With great collaboration the possibilities to make a change are endless! share on Twitter

Thank you to all the changemakers who replied to our recent survey asking the question "What do you need to make a breakthrough in your changemaking project or social enterprise?" The overwhelming response was the need to provide support to make collaboration happen.

Download our visual tool with the key elements for great collaboration and stay tuned for Let's Nut it Out, coming up in October with the 2015 National Changemakers Festival. share on Twitter

This month in Bendigo Outside the Square brings locals together to find solutions for housing. There are a lot of reports and conversations in the media about the housing crisis for young people, older people and people with a disability. Make a Change Australia is interested in your solutions.

Thursday the 25th of June is the start of great collaboration between diverse sectors of the Bendigo community exploring Homes for Change. share on Twitter

Make a Change would love to hear from you and your change project. Karen is about to depart on an Australian tour and is gathering stories and tools for her how-to-book for changemakers. Enjoy our June newsletter and make a change!

Karen Corr & the Make a Change team.

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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
Sherrie Cootes a member of Advance Heathcote is making big change in her community
Sherrie Coote is a member of Advance Heathcote Inc, and they have made a community plan come to life! Find out how you can use their engagement strategies to make big things happen in your community too! Read More
bankmenu are making a change by invensting into indigenous leaders in the community of Loddon Mallee
Damien Tangey is Make a Change guest’s writer this month. Damien is a Bendigo based developer who creates homes for change, a profession he describes as place making.
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6 Ways Business Can Invest into Changemakers

Homes for Change
Thursday 25 June
7pm - 9pm

Strategem Studio, Ulumbarra Theatre, Bendigo

Homes for Change is the first conversation in the 2015 Outside the Square Active Spaces series.  You are invited to join the conversation and explore how our homes change as our lives and community change. We think it is possible to live in a city that has housing to meet the needs of all of us. Let's get together and see how we can make this happen!

Register for Outside the Square Homes for Change



Outside the Square 2015 Program in Central Victoria

Award to Local Social Entrepeneur.

Congratulations to Shannon Ryan, winner of the 2015 Victorian Government Ricci Marks Award for Indigenous social justice.

Shannon is a graduate from Bendigo's 101 Social Change program 2014 and is a social entrepreneur and inspiration to many. Very well deserved!!

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2014 Make a Change Australia Survey Outcomes

Great Collaboration.

With great collaboration the possibilities to make a change are endless. 

We have created a visual tool of the elements that enable great collaboration.

Download our Visual Tool for Great Collaboration.

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The Shue Family in their Bendigo Tiny Home

Housing is Tiny!

We can build homes that use what we have got in a low cost way.”

Ben Shue is a Tiny Home enthusiast, pictured here with his family in his Axe Creek Tiny Home.

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Stay Social and Make a Change Invest into Community Solar


Make a Change runs workshops and training for individuals and groups making a difference.

Recently we completed a series of training for the La Trobe University Bendigo Students Association.

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6 Ways Business Can Invest into Changemakers
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Stay Social and Make a Change Invest into Community Solar

Investing into Community Solar.

In the Make a Change newsletter last month we focused on investing into changemakers.

Make a Change is leading by example by a recent investment in the ‪#Bendigo‬ Sustainability Group community solar project!

Stay Social and Make a Change Invest into Community Solar

Stay Social

Last year I embarked on a "little" project on the side with my husband Chris Corr.

This “little” project was the set up of a new socially conscious, environmentally friendly, innovative accommodation space for Bendigo called Stay Social.

Thanks to the Bendigo Advertiser for the image.

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Karen is about to start writing a book about being a Changemaker

Being a Changemaker.

My family and I are going on a road trip in the middle of the year.

Part of the trip is to explore Australia, spend time together, experience a different way of life travelling with a camper van.

Part of it is also for me to meet inspiring changemakers along the way and start writing a book about "Being a Changemaker".

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