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

Navigating change in the public and social sectors

Public and social sector leaders discuss navigating transformation and disruption – from a session at IPAA Victoria’s Public Sector Week 2019.

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Mergers and acquisitions: four things for boards to keep top of mind

How to get real about the questions not-for-profit board members need to ask when a merger or acquisition comes up.

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The cost of dying

How do you address the costly business of funerals for those that can’t afford them? SVA and a host of unlikely partners might just have nailed it with an initiative tackling both funeral costs and the way people save.

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‘Bulletproof problem solving’: could it work in the social sector?

SVA CEO, Suzie Riddell talks to Rob McLean, Director Emeritus of McKinsey and Company, about problem solving and how the seven step process from his co-authored book can be applied to complex social issues. +Podcast

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How can evaluation better recognise Indigenous self-determination?

The right of Indigenous peoples to self-determination has significant implications for evaluating policies and programs that affect Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. +Audio

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How ‘help seekers’ are informing Lifeline’s digital service innovation

The story of how Lifeline Australia brought the beneficiaries’ voice and experience into developing a text-based, crisis support service.

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A collective impact learning lab

Learning on the fly has been at the heart of the Burnie Works collective impact initiative. They’ve found that strategy emerges as you learn from what you do.

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Healthy country, healthy people

Analyses of five Indigenous Protected Areas across Australia demonstrate the social and cultural co-benefits of Indigenous land management initiatives. +Podcast

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Chuffed.org becomes a social benefit company, raises $1.1m

How and why did social enterprise crowdfunding platform, Chuffed.org create a new legal structure and what are the implications?

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New model for financing affordable housing

A housing finance ‘aggregator’ is one solution for attracting more private capital into the affordable housing market. How does it work?

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Do’s and don’ts of investing in Indigenous social enterprises

Insights from the two year Indigenous Social Enterprise Fund pilot provide some lessons about supporting Indigenous social enterprises to grow. +Podcast

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Effective ways to support youth into employment

Use these 10 fundamental principles to design and evaluate programs to most effectively counter the persistent problem of youth unemployment.

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