Growing effectiveness – one year on
The SVA Fundamentals for Impact have encouraged organisations in the social sector to recognise that effectiveness in this sector is determined by more than just internal capability – being client centred and engaged with the ecosystem is also critically important.
This month marks a year since SVA launched the SVA Fundamentals for Impact. Over that time we have learnt a lot about how to use and adapt the framework to help funders, investors, intermediaries and service providers understand how they can be more effective.
Given one of the characteristics of the SVA Fundamentals for Impact is to cultivate a learning culture, we wanted to share a collection of articles that speak to elements of the Fundamentals for Impact, and to invite your feedback about how you have used the framework in your work.
Please read, share and let us know what you have learned through drawing on the SVA Fundamentals for Impact – so that we can continue to learn, iterate and contribute to effective practice throughout the social purpose sector.
Overview of the SVA Fundamentals for Impact
The SVA Fundamentals for Impact enable organisations to assess whether they are being effective and how they can do better. International social impact consultant David Pritchard explains why and how the framework was developed.
On being client centred
Katya Andreyeva provides some prompts to help you reflect on how well you know your clients and what they need, drawing upon the SVA Fundamentals for Impact.
Not-for-profit boards need to put clients ahead of their own organisation’s ambitions, says Robert Fitzgerald AM – whether in the context of mergers, acquisitions and partnerships or other organisational priorities.
On being effectively run
The role of the ‘virtuous 8’ in driving sustainable social change in social purpose organisations (and their funders). Duncan Peppercorn outlines the framework that supports organisations to get better at what they do.
This step-by-step guide for setting up an outcomes management approach is drawn from Managing to Outcomes: A guide to developing an outcomes focus. Part one covers defining how you create the change. Part two describes measuring outcomes.
On engaging with the ecosystem
To get Australia’s children learning as well as any in the world, we need rigorous evidence of what works and why – accessible to every teacher, principal and policy-maker, John Bush explains.