Bob Bryan reflects on the rewards associated with taking a structured approach to gifting through the establishment of his Private Ancillary Fund (PAF).
Once I had met Robert Pekin and John Hilcoat and began to learn more about their business, I was struck by how much Food Connect actually does to support the community on all levels.
Site visits to SVA’s venture partners such as Ganbina adds another very rich layer of understanding of the organisation.
Recently I had the joy of sharing a life changing experience with a young high school student.
Adeel Shamf, a Year 10 student, typifies the bold new spirit at Plumpton High School.
In mid 2010 I cleared my diary with determination, and headed to the US and Europe for three weeks.
Until just over 100 years ago, Martu were a traditional hunter gather society, with the vast expanse of the desert as their home.
I won the Australian Endeavour Executive Award to spend two months, of sultry Australian summer as opposed to frigid Canadian winter, working with SVA.
After 40 years of teaching, Carole Burrell knows a good result when she sees one.
SVA partnered with Yarnteen on their RISE Hub project, an initiative designed to support the development of Indigenous social enterprises in the Newcastle area.
What’s not to like about Food Connect?
I have been disconnected from my culture, so applying for an internship with CareerTrackers is one of my first steps in trying to reconnect with my culture and with other Indigenous students and organisations.
As an Indigenous kid growing up in regional Victoria, university was not on Morgan Coleman’s horizon, but CareerTrackers changed his life.
Meagan says she believes there are endless opportunities when you start looking, whatever your circumstances – and I’d suggest she is living proof this is indeed the case.
Beyond having passion, drive, and commitment to a social or environmental issue it is hard to stereotype our social entrepreneurs.
Former Youth Liaison Officer with Echuca police, Allan Pankhurst, tells the story of the impact that the Beacon Foundation has had on this small rural community on the Murray River.
As each of the social entrepreneurs stood up and shared their story, there was a palpable sense that these leaders were an unstoppable force.
Selam was sending money back every month to the four orphaned children and somehow she had arranged care, accommodation and living money for them in Ethiopia.
Let me tell you what President Barack Obama’s campaign and Social Ventures Australia have in common.
AIME pretty much led me to where I am today. I had no idea what I wanted to do or where I wanted to be until my AIME mentoring.