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

Seven pitfalls to avoid in outcomes measurement

What are the common things that go wrong when setting up an outcomes measurement approach? SVA consultants share 10 years of insights.

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Improving outcomes for people with disability

Why the voice and participation of people with disability is a key driver in improving outcomes.

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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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SVA Fundamentals for Impact: are you doing good?

The SVA Fundamentals for Impact enable organisations to assess whether they are being effective and how they can do better. Why and how was the framework developed? +Audio

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Founding SVA Consulting

Four of the key players behind Australia’s first dedicated non-profit consultancy for the social sector tell the story of setting up and shepherding SVA Consulting through its initial years. +Podcast

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Scaling SVA Consulting: an insider’s perspective

SVA Consulting Executive Director, Olivia Hilton reflects on what brought her to the business and the principles that have shaped and guided its growth. +Podcast

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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

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What makes for a collaborative philanthropic partnership?

Indigenous women’s social enterprise, Marnin Studio and SVA describe what it takes to create a collaborative philanthropic partnership. +Audio

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