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

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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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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Doing better: be strategic with your resource allocation

Executive Director’s note from Issue 9, September 2014.

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Investing in social change

Michael Traill explores innovative ways to build an efficient capital market for social purpose – one smart and sustainable enough to solve today’s entrenched social problems.

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Movember: changing a system collaboratively

Movember’s story shows what can be achieved if you harness the collective wisdom of diverse stakeholders, galvanise disparate players to collaborate and focus on the goal.

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A pathway to strategic change

Community services provider JewishCare demonstrates the power of strategic planning to respond to both internal and external catalysts for change.

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Extended benefits of an SROI report

There can be additional benefits from an SROI analysis if it is approached in the right way.

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How corporate partnerships work

Ensure you have the basics covered as you build and maintain corporate funding relationships.

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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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