A free video library for not-for-profits from X-Change

X-Change library, an initiative of the Xfactor Collective Foundation, has been expanded. The video library boasts over 220 videos for not-for-profits and small charities. Additionally, 100 new videos come from 25 specialists. Topics include digital transformation, workplace wellbeing, and governance. Specifically, these videos support small to medium-sized Australian charities. Moreover, they assist not-for-profit organisations during change, challenge, and transformation.

The video library purpose and funding

The video library’s expansion has been funded by the Social Sector Transformation Fund (SSTF), an initiative of the Department of Communities and Justice, NSW Government. The SSTF program has had a focus on helping small charities to modernise their operations, so they can remain efficient, effective and viable.

The X-Change Video Library is a social sector collaboration, with new content coming from partners including the The Centre for Volunteering, Fundraising Institute Australia, Justice Connect and Infoxchange. The project also features specialist consultants from the Foundation’s sister social enterprise, The Xfactor Collective.

Founder and CEO Julia Keady says the video library project is one part of a broader collective access strategy, which aims to leverage technology and collaboration as a tool to break down the inequities that exist for small to medium sized charities.

“Those running small to medium sized charities are expected to know a great deal about many topics. Their boards need them to be experts on governance; their funding partners need them to be experts on nurturing relationships; their auditor needs them to be an expert on financials; and of course, they also need to be experts in the service and support they provide. When you think about it – we expect so much from small charities, who really are the very backbone of an equitable and safe nation,” she says.

“We are grateful to the Department of Communities and Justice for recognising this need, and investing in new and innovative ways to support small charities. We also want to acknowledge the various subject matter specialists who provided their time free of charge to build this important resource for the social sector.”

Video library content overview

The videos range from 3-10 minutes long, and cover a very broad range of topics, including:

  • Where does an NFP get started on their technology journey? – Infoxchange
  • How can we improve our sales and marketing strategy to generate stronger income? – Jodie Willmer
  • Recruiting and retaining volunteers in challenging times – The Centre for Volunteering
  • Fit Your Own Mask First – Self Care for Tough Times – Jo Saies
  • Leadership lessons for the future – Martin Cowling
  • How to get a great Board for your small Not-for-Profit – Janis McKenna
  • Where do we find our donors? – Tammy Schlitz
  • Preventing burnout and compassion fatigue – Adam Blanch

Gemma Rygate, CEO of The Centre for Volunteering, praises the video library project. Specifically, she sees it as a key initiative for volunteer involving organisations to gain access to valuable information.

“We thank The Xfactor Collective Foundation for taking this initiative. It empowers small organisations to leverage collective knowledge, time and efforts in information they can trust.

The Centre for Volunteering hopes that the videos will be a valuable resource for your organisation.