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

Indigenous evaluation: how you do it is as important as what you find out

Indigenous evaluation case study: why the process was important, the critical insights and resulting implications for evaluators and the Indigenous sector as well as the client.

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Paying what it takes to create impact

New research from SVA and CSI has found that not-for-profit organisations across Australia are, in general, not funded for the actual cost of what they do. The result is less effective operations and reduced impact.

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Rethinking social networks for equity, excellence and flourishing

Researchers in social network theory and educational leadership provide an analysis of how SVA’s The Connection is using networks to improve education outcomes within communities experiencing disadvantage.

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Restoring the balance of power

Exploring what is required of non-Indigenous executives who hold positions of power in First Nations organisations.

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Building a sector-wide approach to measuring impact

Financial capability foundation, Ecstra, has designed a framework to enable a common approach to measuring impact for all its grant partners with the intention of creating long-term change across the sector.

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The art of supporting grief: have we lost it?

Grief support is core business: don’t outsource it as it’s critical to effective holistic care. +Podcast

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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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