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What makes for a collaborative philanthropic partnership?

Indigenous women’s social enterprise, Marnin Studio and SVA describe what it takes from both ‘venture’ and ‘funder’ to create a collaborative philanthropic partnership – one that is driving mutual objectives and generating shared learnings.

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Giving that packs a punch: best practice in philanthropy today

A review of philanthropic activity commissioned by the AMP Foundation has revealed Australian funders could do more to adopt best practice approaches.

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Three weeks in the desert: engaging with Indigenous communities

Brendan Ferguson explores the Martu people’s deep connection to country through a Social Return on Investment analysis.

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Partnerships: the heart of venture philanthropy

Understand what venture philanthropy is and the commitment required from both ventures and philanthropists to make it work.

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Due diligence: making philanthropy work for you

Applying a due diligence framework ensures choosing a fund recipient which best fits the funder’s strategy as well as having the capacity and capability to fulfil its aims.

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Sector trends: stories from the frontline part 2

In part 2, leaders reflect on how their organisations are responding to trends in evidence-based practice, innovation capabilities, place-based service design and collaboration. + Podcast

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The value of a peer operated service

The value of a peer operated service

Insights from SVA’s analysis of a peer operated mental health service which reveals just how and why this approach is so valuable to those accessing the service and the local mental health system. + Podcast

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Sector trends: stories from the frontline part 1

Leaders in the social sector reflect on current trends and how their organisations are responding to be the most effective funders and service providers. Part 1 of 2. + Podcast

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Capacity building of employers is needed to grow disability employment

A model that uses expert support to build employers’ capacity is proving a necessary first step to increase workplace participation for people with disability. + Podcast

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Summer treats: staff picks

SVA staff share a collection of articles, podcasts, books, videos and films touching on sector topics that have inspired them as they go about their work to address disadvantage.

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