The leading management publication for the social sector.

Funding their vision: social purpose organisations share their stories

Four social purpose organisations describe how social impact investing has provided a flexible, mission-aligned and supportive approach to funding their vision. +Podcast

Read More

Cross-sector partnerships: will corporate Australia step up?

What will motivate corporate Australia to step up to systems change in its cross-sector partnerships? Five questions provide a road map.

Read More

Implementation science: what is it?

The social sector needs to take notice of this growing field that’s driving better interventions in health, education and human services. +Podcast

Read More

How culture eats strategy in the social sector

Richard Spencer explores what it takes to create and maintain a healthy culture and how it contributes to effectiveness in the social sector. +Podcast

Read More

Summer treats: staff picks 2017

Once again SVA staff offer a plethora of treats for your holiday reflections and inspiration.

Read More

How to be more effective in reducing disadvantage?

After 10 years in the sector, SVA Consulting reflects on the strategies and interventions that it has seen deliver the greatest impact. +Audio

Read More

Explore articles

Strategy and stakeholder engagement

Executive Director’s note from Issue 2, November 2012.

Read More Short Read

The first 100 days of a CEO’s tenure

Have you ever wondered about the best way to navigate those initial critical days in the top job? Six non-profit CEOs talk about how to make the best impact and impression.

Read More Long Read

If focus is so good for non-profits, why do so few do it

Is your organisation focused? And if not, what’s getting in the way? Discover the three common obstacles to focus – and how to overcome them.

Read More Long Read

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.

Read More Long Read

Seeing eye to eye with stakeholders

Find out how CERA involved key partners and stakeholders in developing its strategy resulting in stronger relationships, clarity on roles and a better plan.

Read More Long Read

Shared planning: Letting staff determine your direction

Having no fixed idea on the future direction of Alzheimer’s Australia NSW, The Hon. John Watkins engaged stakeholders to develop a strategy that reflected their combined views.

Read More Medium Read

To consult or to insult?

Are you consulting with staff for the right reasons and in the best way? This article explains why, and at which stages, it is important to consult as you develop your strategic plan.

Read More Short Read