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Sharing insights from SVA’s work and across the social sector to prompt learning and discussion about effective practice.

Modelling First Nations workforce demand in Victoria

Our workforce demand model for VACCHO forecast that Victorian ACCOs will need to grow their workforce by an average 120% by 2037. With these forecasts, ACCOs are better placed to plan for future resourcing and funding needs.

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The power of articulating your story(line) of change

How we updated the theory of change for Joint Management on Gunaikurnai Country reflecting the evolving partnership between First Nations and state government partners.

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Powering up the impact investing market

Tom Hall, Global Head of social impact and philanthropy at UBS talks with SVA’s Suzie Riddell about how to catalyse the impact investing market, sharing stories from the global market and opportunities in Australia. Podcast

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Mapping child and family hardship across Australia

Around 107,000 young children, from birth to six-years-old, experience significant socioeconomic disadvantage in Australia. Understanding where these children are helps us better advocate for the services they need. +Interactive map

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10 roles for impact at scale

The variety of potential roles needed to work towards impact at scale reflects the collaboration of actors with differing capabilities and focus.

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10 design principles for impact at scale

SVA identifies 10 design principles as key considerations in defining an impact at scale goal or strategy.

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Impact: in a different league

Executive Director’s note from Issue 12, June 2015.

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Lining up community and business goals

Adam Check, Head of Community at the NRL, talks about the NRL’s community engagement strategy, practicing what you preach, and how this can contribute to the Game’s bottom line.

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Is your program suitable for a social impact bond?

A practical guide to help you self-assess your program’s appropriateness for a social impact bond (SIB).

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Innovating with impact in education

Kevan Collins, CEO of the UK Education Endowment Foundation, describes the three ingredients of a system which supports ‘disciplined innovation’.

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Thinking clearly about challenging problems

Deconstructing a complex problem using issue trees can infuse a new sense of clarity and lead to efficient solutions.

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Data needed to innovate and scale

Rob Koczkar, SVA CEO, describes how we can achieve improved social outcomes by applying business disciplines, particularly through improved availability and use of data.

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Indigenous employment: quality, not quantity

Closing the gap in Indigenous employment will require sustainable opportunities that provide meaningful careers, says Adrian Appo. Only then will the numbers follow.

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