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

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 this example in the Victorian child and family services sector during Covid-19.

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Paradigm shift needed to address joblessness beyond Covid-19

With joblessness rising fast, responsibility falls with the Federal Government to become the primary job creator and ensure an inclusive recovery.

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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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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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Are we managing to lead?

Executive Director’s note from Issue 7, March 2014 on leadership for purpose.

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Taking the lead: CEO insights

Seven CEOs from the for-purpose sector share their insights on the role of the leader, and what is required to lead our sector today.

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Funder curates visionary coalitions

Funders set up in perpetuity can afford to take a long-term approach to investments enabling them to build coalitions where more can be achieved.

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The fantasy of leadership: are you being seduced?

Geoff Aigner posits that our belief in mythical leaders who can solve all our problems has led to cynicism as well as inadequate responses to complex social challenges.

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Shared measurement: easier than you think

Developing a shared measurement framework is easier than you think; moreover it can lead to better outcomes for clients.

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Due diligence: making philanthropy work for you

Applying a due diligence framework ensures choosing a fund recipient which best fits the funder’s strategy as well as having the capacity and capability to fulfil its aims.

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The first 100 days of a CEO’s tenure

Have you ever wondered about the best way to navigate those initial critical days in the top job? Six non-profit CEOs talk about how to make the best impact and impression.

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