Quarterly Logo

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

Restoring the balance of power

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

Read More

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.

Read More

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

Read More

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.

Read More

Explore articles

Staff picks illustration

Summer treats: staff picks 2019

Once again, SVA staff provide a bevy of reading, viewing and listening recommendations for your summer break. We hope you’ll be inspired, informed, moved, uplifted or all of the above.

Read More Short Read
To show someone leaping over the pitfalls, and avoiding them

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.

Read More Medium Read
Showing people some with a physical disability gathering into the shape of a text bubble demonstrating having a voice and participation.

Improving outcomes for people with disability

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

Read More Long Read
sail boat amidst big stormy sea

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.

Read More Long Read
It's about the questions that boards need to ask themselves

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.

Read More Short Read