Guidelines for Guest Writers

Thank you for your interest in publishing on CSI’s Opinion Pages.

The CSI Opinion Pages are intended to share information, news, and commentary on current affairs, issues and activities specifically related to the area of improving social impact. Where possible, opinion pieces should align with relevant dates on the calendar, as outlined in the CSI Cause Calendar.

Opinion pieces need to have an evidence base to be considered for inclusion. Opinion pieces must inform public debate in a way that is responsible and ethical.

All opinion pieces will be published subject to approval by the National Communications Manager at CSI. Where possible we will work with you to refine an article for publication. We reserve the right to refuse publication or remove a published article, at any time.

All postings become the property of the Centre for Social Impact. It will be explicitly expressed that the views expressed in the article represent those of the article author, and are not necessarily those of the Centre for Social Impact. Each article will be accompanied by a full author bio.

 

Guidelines:

Length: Keep posts to a maximum of 800 words. Posts above this word count may be edited for length.

Titles: Should be less than 50 characters (6 or 8 words). Titles may be edited for SEO purposes.

Content: This must align with CSI’s focus areas (below), or be a pre-agreed topic with the National Communications Manager.

Style: Look to The Conversation for style. We want to achieve a balance of rigour and informality.

Formatting: CSI will format your article for SEO purposes and for ease of reading.

Links: You are welcome to include links to relevant content where possible. These will be included at CSI’s discretion.

Images: Where relevant, include images. If you wish to add a link to a video, embed a video or add other images in your post, please provide details and we will endeavour to include them. Make sure you attribute them to their owner or secure appropriate permissions for use.

 

CSI focus areas include:

  1. Social business and enterprise
  2. Demonstrating social impact
  3. Social innovation
  4. Philanthropy
  5. Impact investment
  6. Public and social policy
  7. Community wellbeing
  8. Leadership and capacity building
  9. Corporate responsibility / Creating shared value
  10. Pro bono and volunteering
  11. Ethics


For more information and to enquire about posting, please contact Nicola Hannigan, National Communications Manager on 02 8936 0915
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