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Goodstart: steering a social enterprise for impact

How does Goodstart, as a social enterprise, balance its commercial and social goals; and what role does influencing the system play in meeting its purpose?

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Strategy: to consult, inform or simply wing it?

Be intentional about who to engage in your strategy development process. Find out how to do it and when.

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Growing effectiveness – one year on

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.

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Competition: it’s all about the consumer

Robert Fitzgerald AM from the Productivity Commission talks about competition, contestability and consumer choice in the social sector. +Podcast

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Avoiding strategy ping pong: the board’s role in strategy development

Avoid strategy development feeling like a game of table tennis between board and management by getting clear on roles upfront and know when and how they might need to change.

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Shared planning: letting staff determine your direction

Having no fixed idea on the future direction of Alzheimer’s Australia NSW (now Dementia Australia), the CEO engaged stakeholders to develop a strategy that reflected their combined views.

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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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