• The boab nut story

    Boab nuts from Marnin

    The emergence of the painted boab nut project is a true testament to the resilience and ongoing empowerment of women in Fitzroy Crossing.

  • A progress update on Marnin Studio

    SVA is supporting Marnin Studio to become a sustainable arts enterprise, strengthening the identity and well-being of the women in Fitzroy Valley.

    In May this year, SVA initiated a three year venture partnership with Marnin Studio, an Indigenous women’s arts enterprise based in Fitzroy Crossing.

  • Meet the Marnin Studio artists

    Meet June Smith and Nita Williams, two of the local artists at Marnin Studio.

  • WA engages with the topic of Social Impact Bonds

    As Social Impact Bonds demonstrate their potential for tackling entrenched social problems worldwide, SVA’s Perth team opened up the conversation among stakeholders in WA.

    SVA recently hosted a cross-sectoral forum to share knowledge of Social Impact Bonds as an effective funding mechanism and explore their potential in WA.

  • Top 5 SVA Quarterly articles of 2016

    We’ve published an impressive collection of SVA Quarterly articles this year. Encompassing topics and insights from throughout Australia and the varied projects SVA is involved with.

  • Demand-led disability employment program proves it’s on the right track

    As SVA and the Australian Network on Disability prepare to release their ‘Early learnings’ report on the High Growth Jobs Talented Candidates initiative, we look at how the demand-led approach is reshaping the disability employment landscape for businesses and employees alike.

  • SVA welcomes Mimi’s House as the first Queensland venture to join its venture philanthropy portfolio

    Mimi's House

    Local supporters joined SVA in Brisbane on Thursday 1 December to officially welcome Mimi’s House, a program of Hope Services, as the first Queensland venture in SVA’s venture philanthropy portfolio.

  • Outcomes management: the bigger picture

    Outcomes Management

    Guided by international expert David Pritchard, SVA’s latest thought-leadership discussion in Perth delved into the practice of managing to outcomes. The chance to unravel the pitfalls and opportunities of outcomes management, share knowledge and gain insights.

  • Social Capital Markets Conference (SOCAP) in San Francisco

    SOCAP 2016

    SVA’s Mark Peacock, Director, Impact Investing, was among the thousands of attendees at this year’s Social Capital Markets Conference (SOCAP) in San Francisco

  • Outcomes management: the basics

    outcomes management

    In this SVA Quarterly podcast, consultants Simon Faivel and Jon Myer share some fundamentals about outcomes management – without the jargon.

  • The Future of Housing Assistance

    Effective, secure, long term funding will go some way to provide stable, appropriate and high quality housing for those most in need in Australia. This article highlights the three different perspectives of speakers taking part in the Plenary Keynote Address at AHURI’s Future of Housing Assistance conference that Rebecca Thomas, Associate Director, Impact Investing attended.

  • Author’s teaser for Kickstarting an innovation strategy

    kickstarting an Innovation strategy: Light bulbs holding hands

    In this podcast, Alex Humphry talks to SVA Quarterly Editor, Karen Prout about why she wrote the most recent SVA Quarterly article: Kickstarting an innovation strategy. Alex shares what she discovered after talking to four organisations in the disability sector about why and how they have launched innovation strategies, what people will learn from the […]

  • Stories from Marnin Studio

    Marnin Studio, a social enterprise in Fitzroy Crossing, is the first venture partner of Social Ventures Australia’s WA venture philanthropy portfolio. Marnin Studio is an arts and therapeutic studio operating out of the Marninwarntikura Women’s Resource Centre. In this article, we share a few stories about recent activities at the Studio.

  • Student agency in action

    Growing interest in the work occurring in South Australian schools provided us with the opportunity to convene the eleventh Thought Leadership Gathering in Adelaide.

  • Lessons in Effective Capacity Building

    The only thing better than having an engaging discussion with people who are passionate and enthusiastic about addressing social disadvantage is getting to have two days of discussions with 600 passionate people.

  • The magic of connection

    On a visit to three Star Hubs as part of a roadshow day, I was fortunate to see The Connection in action. Its impact was tangible.


    SVA is delighted to formalise our non-exclusive partnership with Socialsuite, a leading provider of outcomes measurement and reporting software, through a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).