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Sharing insights from SVA’s work and across the social sector to prompt learning and discussion about effective practice.

How can evaluation better recognise Indigenous self-determination?

The right of Indigenous peoples to self-determination has significant implications for evaluating policies and programs that affect Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

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How ‘help seekers’ are informing Lifeline’s digital service innovation

The story of how Lifeline Australia brought the beneficiaries’ voice and experience into developing a text-based, crisis support service.

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Where to next for SDA?

How can improvements to the Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) landscape be made to deliver high quality housing options for people with disability? +Audio

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Social impact bonds: a letter from the frontline – part 2

After seven years ‘in the trenches’ as part of Australia’s foray into social impact bonds, Elyse Sainty outlines her ‘thoughts and prayers’ for the future of social impact bonds. +Audio

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Improving the outcomes for older women at risk of homelessness

Older single women are the fastest growing cohort of people experiencing homelessness in Australia. Why is this? And what are the drivers for better outcomes for these women?

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Social impact bonds: a letter from the frontline

After seven years ‘in the trenches’ working on social impact bonds (SIBs), Elyse Sainty shares her insights around SIB myths and legends. +Audio

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Shifting battlegrounds for financial wellbeing

Some emerging trends with the potential to ‘move the dial’ on the increasing numbers of Australians experiencing severe financial vulnerability and stress​. +Audio

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Harnessing the power of client feedback

A good client feedback system helps improve both client outcomes and financial sustainability. What does it look like and how does the disability sector stack up?

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Making replication work

Seven observations from seven initiatives that have replicated their model to increase social impact.

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Strategy in the social purpose sector: what’s critical?

SVA’s strategy consultants share their thoughts and observations about developing and implementing strategy in the social sector. +Video

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Summer treats: staff and board picks 2018

The smorgasbord of treats has been picked by SVA staff and board members to provide inspiring, insightful, and affirming reads, listens and viewing for your summer break.

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Data sovereignty, community control and better outcomes

How data sovereignty can empower First Australian communities to define success on their own terms, and in doing so, improve outcomes for people.

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