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

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.

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Insights to grow philanthropic giving for not-for-profits

Recent research identifies key opportunities to increase philanthropic giving with implications for not-for-profit organisations.

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Scaling community programs the BackTrack way

How do you spread the impact of your program when it is rooted in your local community’s response to young people doing it tough? BackTrack has been finding out.

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How to reduce child poverty in Australia

Research from the Australian National University has SVA and BSL calling on the government to raise income support given the current levels predict dire outcomes for children and families relying on social security payments.

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Social impact bonds: a tale of three Newpins

The Newpin family reunification program has been deployed under the Social Impact Bond (SIB) mechanism in three states: one successful landing; one termination; one taking flight. What has SVA learned? +Podcast

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A step towards First Nations justice in child protection

A Koori-designed program in the Children’s Court of Victoria is providing a more effective and just response for Koori families. +Podcast

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The Uluru Statement from the Heart: what now?

Professor Megan Davis, Pro Vice-Chancellor Indigenous at the University of NSW and primary architect of the regional dialogues behind the Uluru Statement from the Heart, explains where it is up to and why it is so important. +Video

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Scenario planning for times of great uncertainty

Using scenario planning is a valuable way to understand the potential impacts on demand when many uncertainties are at play – as demonstrated in the Victorian child and family services sector during Covid-19. +Audio

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