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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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Financing social change

Executive Director’s note from Issue 4, May 2013.

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Shared Value: a new paradigm for corporate strategy

SVA Consulting was invited to join a meeting of practitioners and a Leadership Summit in Boston, US to explore the concept of ‘Shared Value’ and how to find and create it.

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Pinning benefit bonds down

The introduction of Australia’s first social benefit bond has brought the spotlight onto this innovative funding mechanism which allows investors to blend business with social change.

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Experiments with affordable homes

Keith Bryant explores a government-led innovation in planning and design which offers a solution to the affordable housing shortage without straining the public purse.

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More than a trust, SecondBite’s security

How SecondBite, a rapidly expanding non-profit, sowed the seeds for a secure future.

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Goodstart: a story of impact investing

While the buy-up of bankrupt ABC Learning relied on a new finance mechanism, the bedrock of the Goodstart deal was the collaboration between disparate players.

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A major donor funding plan in six steps

This six step process demystifies the art and science of finding, engaging and stewarding major donors.

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