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

Paying what it takes to create impact

New research from SVA and CSI has found that not-for-profit organisations across Australia are, in general, not funded for the actual cost of what they do. The result is less effective operations and reduced impact.

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Rethinking social networks for equity, excellence and flourishing

Researchers in social network theory and educational leadership provide an analysis of how SVA’s The Connection is using networks to improve education outcomes within communities experiencing disadvantage.

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Restoring the balance of power

Exploring what is required of non-Indigenous executives who hold positions of power in First Nations organisations.

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Building a sector-wide approach to measuring impact

Financial capability foundation, Ecstra, has designed a framework to enable a common approach to measuring impact for all its grant partners with the intention of creating long-term change across the sector.

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The art of supporting grief: have we lost it?

Grief support is core business: don’t outsource it as it’s critical to effective holistic care. +Podcast

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A systems approach to food insecurity

Supply chain mapping, leveraging data and enhancing the collaboration in food relief systems are ways that local government or other key players can support everyone in the community to access the food they need.

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Why and how corporate funders should manage to outcomes

Why corporate philanthropists need to adopt an outcomes management approach, the priorities to consider and how Woodside has done it.

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One year in for SVA’s CEO

At the end of his first year as SVA’s CEO, Rob Koczkar shares what motivates him and how his corporate experience applies in the for-purpose world.

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Find your philanthropic true north

To affect positive social change, philanthropic organisations need clarity and alignment on four key elements as demonstrated by the Paul Ramsay Foundation.

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How culture grows effective outcomes

Te Whānau O Waipareira is working with SVA Consulting to build an outcomes management culture and strategy to measure what really matters for Māori families. +Audio

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Giving that packs a punch: best practice in philanthropy today

A review of philanthropic activity commissioned by the AMP Foundation has revealed Australian funders could do more to adopt best practice approaches.

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Welcome to the new look SVA Quarterly

Three years ago SVA Consulting launched an online publication to share what SVA’s consulting practice had learned as a way of further helping to change the world for the better.

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