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Collaboration and Partnerships

Have you considered how working with others could achieve better outcomes for the people you serve?

At SVA, we believe an effective social sector organisation is aware of their place in the ecosystem and alive to the opportunities that exist beyond its walls to deepen their impact.

Collaboration can take many forms, depending on what you want to achieve and the parties involved. It can be anything from informal working arrangements, to service delivery consortiums, place-based initiatives, all the way up to mergers.

SVA Consulting has supported our clients along the full spectrum of collaborative activities to help them accelerate their vision for positive social change. Our team can work with you on ecosystem and stakeholder mapping, potential partner screening, business case development, due diligence, negotiation and implementation. Knowing your strengths is key to success, but so too is being able to recognise the strengths of others.

Case studies

House with No Steps

House with No Steps

SVA supported House with No Steps and The Tipping Foundation to undertake the largest disability services merger in Australia.

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Aspire Social Impact Bond

Aspire Social Impact Bond

SVA formed a consortium to launch the Aspire Social Impact Bond to address homelessness in South Australia.

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SANE and Lifeline

SANE and Lifeline

SANE and Lifeline worked with SVA to determine the collaboration model that would best fit their common objectives.

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Insights

Collective impact learning lab

Collective impact learning lab

Learning on the fly has been at the heart of the Burnie Works collective impact initiative in Tasmania.

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Merging for increased impact

Merging for increased impact

A how-to guide for non-profit organisations seeking to explore whether a merger is right for them.

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6 mistakes to avoid

6 mistakes to avoid

Six mistakes to avoid when collaborating. Learn from others and make your collaboration work.

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