This Month's Issue ...

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Unfortunately time has been against us to get an issue of Starlink together for our readers any earlier this month.

This should also have been a 'full issue' with attached pdf download. But because of upcoming deadlines for some of the events and grants we want to include, you are receiving another Starlink Extra this month instead.

Although this is therefore a smaller collection of resources than it should have been, we hope you'll nevertheless find some useful items among them! :)

Sue & Chris
BJ Seminars International

The Essence of Appreciative Inquiry

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Following the success of our Essence of Appreciative Inquiry program in June, we will running two more of these workshops in September and October.

For more information and to register, go to the Essence of Appreciative Inquiry page on our website.

Note: If you'd like to take advantage of the 'super saver' registration, you need to register before the end of July!

Raising Funds? Present a Business Case!

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According to this news item from Pro Bono Australia, charitable trust managers Perpetual say Not for Profit organisations need to use a strong business case, rather than relying on emotional appeal, to attract philanthropic funding.

So if you are thinking of applying for philanthropic funding, consider how you can best present a clear business case, based on outcomes, that will demonstrate your efficiency, effectiveness and risk management.

To this end, Perpetual's Funding Round Tips and Trends report is a useful resource and well worth reading!

Life: A Guide

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This new book from Andrew Fuller takes life in 7 year stages and looks at what is required in each stage to have a wonderful and resilient life. The likely challenges, obstacles and opportunities are also discussed.

Andrew says: I hope this book will be valuable to you in understanding the issues confronting your family members, colleagues, friends as well as your own life.

As bookshops seem to becoming scarce, I thought I would give you a few places you could order on line in case you want a copy:


Online Project Management Tool

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ReqMan™ is a web-based project management tool that can be used by anyone from individuals to large organisations - with absolutely no charge!

So if you have a large project to plan or manage - either on your own or with others - you may like to check it out.

It could also be a very useful resource for teachers at senior secondary or tertiary levels who would like to give their students experience in designing and managing projects.

Just for Fun ...

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A little girl had just finished her first week of school. 'I'm just wasting my time,' she said to her mother. 'I can't read, I can't write, and they won't let me talk!'

If at first you don't succeed, try again. Then quit. There's no use being a damn fool about it. (W.C. Fields)

A politician is someone who gets money from the rich and votes from the poor to protect them from each other.

One of the universal rules of happiness is: always be wary of any helpful item that weighs less than its operating manual. (Terry Pratchett)

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