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Leadership amidst complexity and change

Lisa Paul AO PSM, previously secretary in Federal Government departments responsible for education and employment, talks about her approach to the challenges of leadership, its loneliness and rewards. +Podcast

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How ten20 Foundation is doing philanthropy differently

Catalytic funder ten20 Foundation shares its story and what its learnt about achieving systems change by funding collective impact initiatives.+Podcast

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SVA Fundamentals for Impact: are you doing good?

The SVA Fundamentals for Impact enable organisations to assess whether they are being effective and how they can do better. Why and how was the framework developed?

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Founding SVA Consulting

Four of the key players behind Australia’s first dedicated non-profit consultancy for the social sector tell the story of setting up and shepherding SVA Consulting through its initial years.+ Podcast

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Scaling SVA Consulting: an insider’s perspective

SVA Consulting Executive Director, Olivia Hilton reflects on what brought her to the business and the principles that have shaped and guided its growth. + Podcast about its founding

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How to be more effective in reducing disadvantage? Insights from SVA Consulting

After 10 years in the sector, SVA Consulting reflects on the strategies and interventions that it has seen deliver the greatest impact. + Podcast

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Mission matters

Executive Director’s note from Issue 10, December 2014.

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Vision, mission or just wishin’

Graham Long, CEO of The Wayside Chapel, talks about how he puts Wayside’s mission into practice and what he has learnt along the way.

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Developing affordable housing affordably

Community Housing Providers can viably develop affordable housing, however they need to have the right supports in place, and be capable of managing the inherit risks.

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A framework for making difficult decisions

A prioritisation matrix can help you look at options in different ways – even with limited information.

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Individualised funding: 5 areas to tackle

Five areas that organisations need to address to ensure they can offer choice and control in a client directed funding model.

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Spreading what works in education

How do you spread effective practice? SVA proposes a framework for educational and school leaders to spread what works through the education system.

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Making your mission matter

We talk a lot about ‘mission’ in the for-purpose sector. But what is a mission, and how do organisations think about and use their mission? Three CEOs share their experience.

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