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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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How culture grows effective outcomes

Te Whānau O Waipareira is working with SVA Consulting to build an outcomes management culture and strategy to measure what really matters for Māori families. + Podcast

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Embedding continuous improvement

The framework that drives sustainable social change in social purpose organisations (and their funders) supporting them to get better at what they do.

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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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Arriving at a career on purpose

New directors in SVA’s consulting team, Susie King and Malcolm Garrow give fresh perspectives on the social sector and share what’s brought them to a career in this sector.

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Making executive transitions work

Six CEOs share their advice for ensuring success in executive-level transitions between the commercial and social purpose sectors.

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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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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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A guide to recruiting young directors

Younger directors, if properly recruited, mentored and supported, can provide diversity and innovation.

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Taking the lead

Seven CEOs from the for-purpose sector share their insights on the role of the leader, and what is required to lead our sector today.

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The fantasy of leadership: are you being seduced?

Geoff Aigner posits that our belief in mythical leaders who can solve all our problems has led to cynicism as well as inadequate responses to complex social challenges.

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The first 100 days of a CEO’s tenure

Have you ever wondered about the best way to navigate those initial critical days in the top job? Six non-profit CEOs talk about how to make the best impact and impression.

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