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

Harnessing the power of client feedback

A good client feedback system helps improve both client outcomes and financial sustainability. What does it look like and how does the disability sector stack up?

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Making replication work

Seven observations from seven initiatives that have replicated their model to increase social impact.

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Strategy in the social purpose sector: what’s critical?

SVA’s strategy consultants share their thoughts and observations about developing and implementing strategy in the social sector. +Video

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Summer treats: staff and board picks 2018

The smorgasbord of treats has been picked by SVA staff and board members to provide inspiring, insightful, and affirming reads, listens and viewing for your summer break.

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Data sovereignty, community control and better outcomes

How data sovereignty can empower First Australian communities to define success on their own terms, and in doing so, improve outcomes for people.

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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? +Podcast

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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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