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

Modelling First Nations workforce demand in Victoria

Our workforce demand model for VACCHO forecast that Victorian ACCOs will need to grow their workforce by an average 120% by 2037. With these forecasts, ACCOs are better placed to plan for future resourcing and funding needs.

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The power of articulating your story(line) of change

How we updated the theory of change for Joint Management on Gunaikurnai Country reflecting the evolving partnership between First Nations and state government partners.

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Powering up the impact investing market

Tom Hall, Global Head of social impact and philanthropy at UBS talks with SVA’s Suzie Riddell about how to catalyse the impact investing market, sharing stories from the global market and opportunities in Australia. Podcast

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Mapping child and family hardship across Australia

Around 107,000 young children, from birth to six-years-old, experience significant socioeconomic disadvantage in Australia. Understanding where these children are helps us better advocate for the services they need. +Interactive map

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10 roles for impact at scale

The variety of potential roles needed to work towards impact at scale reflects the collaboration of actors with differing capabilities and focus.

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10 design principles for impact at scale

SVA identifies 10 design principles as key considerations in defining an impact at scale goal or strategy.

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Solving the employment issue

Executive Director’s note from Issue 3, February 2013.

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Indigenous employment: quality, not quantity

Closing the gap in Indigenous employment will require sustainable opportunities that provide meaningful careers, says Adrian Appo. Only then will the numbers follow.

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Destructive board cultures and how to transform them

David White looks at how unhealthy board behaviours can derail a board and ways to go about changing them.

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The hidden business of social enterprise

Having a social purpose does not exempt an enterprise from the essentials of business; even if it’s hard to see you must have a sound business engine at the core.

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Laying the foundations for collective impact in solving unemployment

Insights from the collaborative Queensland Social Enterprise (QSE) project which helped set up or expand over 50 social enterprises to address employment exclusion.

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STREAT’s ahead: funding social impact with equity

A look at social enterprise STREAT’s out-of-the-box approach to expansion which attracted equity investment and doubled its capacity overnight.

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Give power to those with the problems

Despite our obsession with meritocracy, it is not always the best way to address our social problems. Do we have blind spots?

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