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

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

New research from the Australian National University has SVA and Brotherhood of St Laurence (BSL) calling on the government to raise income support rates 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. SVA has been a key part of the crew on all three. So, what have we learned? +Podcast

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Vulnerability and resilience in the social sector: what we learnt through Covid-19

Supporting social purpose organisations through 2020 taught the Paul Ramsay Foundation and SVA key lessons about what leads to vulnerability or resilience in a crisis.

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Disability housing: what does good look like?

SVA has partnered with the disability sector to co-develop a common outcomes framework for disability housing that is both meaningful and practical. +Podcast

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Developing sustainable and high impact NFPs for Indigenous Australians

Aboriginal non-profit leader and SVA’s newest board member, Adam Davids offers insights for Indigenous not-for-profits by drawing on the experience of successful racial minority-serving institutions in the USA.

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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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You’ve got to admit it’s NOT getting better…

Executive Director’s note from Issue 8, June 2014 on Doing things differently.

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Embedding continuous improvement

The framework that drives sustainable social change in social purpose organisations (and their funders) supporting them to get better at what they do.

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How to grow impact investing

What will it take for the Australian impact investing market to flourish? Brendan Ferguson takes a comprehensive look at the challenges and ways to overcome them.

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Collaboration: six mistakes to avoid

Learn from others and make your collaboration work.

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Getting the most out of SROI

A full Social Return on Investment (SROI) report isn’t the only way to benefit from applying the SROI framework.

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A guide to recruiting young directors

Younger directors, if properly recruited, mentored and supported, can provide diversity and innovation.

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Seeing eye to eye with stakeholders

Find out how CERA involved key partners and stakeholders in developing its strategy resulting in stronger relationships, clarity on roles and a better plan.

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