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

A guide to social impact measurement

Get on top of your social impact measurement and evaluation projects with this accessible guide to existing SVA Quarterly articles.

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Why economic recovery relies on charities as a strong industry

Charities play a critical role in supporting and strengthening people and communities in Australia, but they also have a crucial role to play in Australia’s economy and its recovery from the impact of Covid-19.

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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.

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Evidence for Learning’s rapid response to Covid-19

In the whirlwind of the Covid-19 crisis’ impact on the Australian education system, Evidence for Learning (E4L) has been providing evidence-based advice to teachers to help deliver effective home supported learning and mitigate the crisis’ effects on students.

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Action needed to avoid loss of crucial charity services and jobs

SVA analysis shows that action is needed to ensure a thriving charities sector which can support Australia through this pandemic crisis as well as the ensuing economic recovery – to build back towards an Australia where all people and communities thrive.

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Putting tenants first: how Synergis Fund is investing in disability housing

The new Synergis Fund is helping to fill a critical gap in the market by providing high-quality, long-term homes that meet tenants’ needs. How does it achieve this while still offering stable, risk-adjusted returns to its investors?

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Financing social change

Executive Director’s note from Issue 4, May 2013.

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Shared Value: a new paradigm for corporate strategy

SVA Consulting was invited to join a meeting of practitioners and a Leadership Summit in Boston, US to explore the concept of ‘Shared Value’ and how to find and create it.

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Pinning benefit bonds down

The introduction of Australia’s first social benefit bond has brought the spotlight onto this innovative funding mechanism which allows investors to blend business with social change.

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Experiments with affordable homes

Keith Bryant explores a government-led innovation in planning and design which offers a solution to the affordable housing shortage without straining the public purse.

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More than a trust, SecondBite’s security

How SecondBite, a rapidly expanding non-profit, sowed the seeds for a secure future.

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Goodstart: a story of impact investing

While the buy-up of bankrupt ABC Learning relied on a new finance mechanism, the bedrock of the Goodstart deal was the collaboration between disparate players.

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A major donor funding plan in six steps

This six step process demystifies the art and science of finding, engaging and stewarding major donors.

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