Ditch the Cap in Hand Approach: It’s time to lift your money game!

In today’s dynamic business environment, community organisations have a unique opportunity to foster meaningful partnerships with small businesses. These partnerships, when approached strategically, can yield significant benefits for both parties, moving beyond the traditional “cap in hand” approach to one of mutual value creation. The key to achieving this lies in the development of robust […]

Point Cook Centrals Sporting Club: Building Community Through Sports

Point Cook Centrals Sporting Club is a vibrant and essential part of the Point Cook community, dedicated to providing diverse sports opportunities and fostering a strong sense of community spirit. Offering a wide range of sports, including football, netball, and cricket, the club caters to all age groups, ensuring everyone has the chance to participate, […]

Spotlight on Gold Coast’s Young Australian of the Year: Abbie Williams

In a dazzling celebration of community spirit and dedication, this ceremony recognised the extraordinary contributions of several Gold Coasters, with Abbie Williams shining brightly as the Gold Coast Young Australian of the Year. Abbie, the visionary founder of Letters of Hope, has been instrumental in spreading positivity and support throughout the community, especially among those […]

Building Up Your ECT’s – Tokens to Take You Further

Elytra Community Tokens (ECTs) are your gateway to unlocking greater support and recognition within the Firefly community. Here’s how you can build up your ECTs and put your organisation in the spotlight for Firefly Community Grants. First and foremost you must be on the platform and demonstrating how you make a difference across the wide […]

Ignite The Light – Volunteer Week with Firefly Initiative

During National Volunteer Week, the Firefly Initiative hosted an enlightening webinar that spotlighted the vital role of volunteers in enriching community life. Led by Courtney Smith and Darryl Vine, the session explored significant enhancements to the Firefly platform and outlined the future of volunteer engagement. Navigating New Horizons with Firefly 2.0 Courtney Smith introduced the […]

It’s time to Share Your Spare to Show You Care

In the realm of community service, the concept of reaping what you sow takes on a profound meaning. Firefly’s research highlights that sponsorship and philanthropy towards community organisations are worth billions of dollars. Yet, the greatest asset of these organisations — their volunteers—often remains an abstract thought.  Firefly envisions a community-connected market that supports volunteers […]

Is Celebrating Volunteers over One Week Enough?

Volunteerism is the heartbeat of countless communities, the selfless acts that often go unnoticed yet makes a significant impact. While National Volunteer Week shines a bright spotlight on our community heroes, it begs the question: is it a challenge to act upon and does it demonstrate our thanks enough?  Firefly believes that volunteers should be […]

Share Your Spare To Show You Care

In this newsletter:
An Amazing Firefly Volunteer – A volunteer worth the cheer – Abbie Williams
Awesome Rewards Supporting Volunteers – Who is supporting the community?
Monthly Feature
Everyday a Volunteer Celebration – Is one week of celebration enough?

Queensland Volunteering Awards 2024

On the morning of May 22, 2024, Brisbane City Hall was abuzz with excitement as the community gathered for the Queensland Volunteering Awards. The event celebrated the remarkable efforts of volunteers and organisations across Queensland, highlighting their commitment and spirit of service. It was a joyous occasion, marked by enthusiastic support for the nominees and […]