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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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The business of creating a fair share

Executive Director’s note from Issue 13, September 2015.

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Implications of new growth phase in Australian impact investing

Impact investing in Australia has reached a significant milestone with a leading superannuation fund committing $30m through a dedicated trust.

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The journey of creating shared value

Explore the roles of non-profit organisations and government in optimising the impact of shared value.

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Three principles for developing the workforce of the future – now

ManpowerGroup’s global CEO has three strategies for corporates to build the workforce needed in the future – with implications for inclusion and equity as well as productivity.

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Evidence informed practice needed to buck trends in education

Matthew Deeble emphasises why establishing a culture of evidence informed practice is critical in reversing the national decline in educational outcomes.

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How catalytic advocacy can speed up system change

Patrick Flynn explains how organisations can use proven initiatives as catalysts for change in government policies and service systems.

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How corporate partnerships work

Ensure you have the basics covered as you build and maintain corporate funding relationships.

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