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

A guide to social impact measurement

Get on top of your social impact measurement and evaluation projects with this accessible guide to existing SVA Quarterly articles.

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Why economic recovery relies on charities as a strong industry

Charities play a critical role in supporting and strengthening people and communities in Australia, but they also have a crucial role to play in Australia’s economy and its recovery from the impact of Covid-19.

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A step towards First Nations justice in child protection

A Koori-designed program in the Children’s Court of Victoria is providing a more effective and just response for Koori families.

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Evidence for Learning’s rapid response to Covid-19

In the whirlwind of the Covid-19 crisis’ impact on the Australian education system, Evidence for Learning (E4L) has been providing evidence-based advice to teachers to help deliver effective home supported learning and mitigate the crisis’ effects on students.

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Action needed to avoid loss of crucial charity services and jobs

SVA analysis shows that action is needed to ensure a thriving charities sector which can support Australia through this pandemic crisis as well as the ensuing economic recovery – to build back towards an Australia where all people and communities thrive.

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Putting tenants first: how Synergis Fund is investing in disability housing

The new Synergis Fund is helping to fill a critical gap in the market by providing high-quality, long-term homes that meet tenants’ needs. How does it achieve this while still offering stable, risk-adjusted returns to its investors?

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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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