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

Navigating change in the public and social sectors

Public and social sector leaders discuss navigating transformation and disruption – from a session at IPAA Victoria’s Public Sector Week 2019.

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Mergers and acquisitions: four things for boards to keep top of mind

How to get real about the questions not-for-profit board members need to ask when a merger or acquisition comes up.

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The cost of dying

How do you address the costly business of funerals for those that can’t afford them? SVA and a host of unlikely partners might just have nailed it with an initiative tackling both funeral costs and the way people save.

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‘Bulletproof problem solving’: could it work in the social sector?

SVA CEO, Suzie Riddell talks to Rob McLean, Director Emeritus of McKinsey and Company, about problem solving and how the seven step process from his co-authored book can be applied to complex social issues. +Podcast

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How can evaluation better recognise Indigenous self-determination?

The right of Indigenous peoples to self-determination has significant implications for evaluating policies and programs that affect Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. +Audio

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How ‘help seekers’ are informing Lifeline’s digital service innovation

The story of how Lifeline Australia brought the beneficiaries’ voice and experience into developing a text-based, crisis support service.

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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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