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SROI revolution or evolution?

Over the last 10 years, Social Return on Investment (SROI) has evolved putting it at the forefront for how society can better account for what really matters. +Podcast

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How to measure outcomes

Part two of the step-by-step guide to set up an outcomes management approach, covers how you measure outcomes. +Podcast

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How to go about a non-profit merger

A how-to guide for non-profit organisations seeking to explore whether a merger is right for them and, if so, how to go about it, with insights from a recent large-scale merger. +Podcast

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How to adopt an outcomes-focused approach

Part one of a step-by-step guide for setting up an outcomes management approach for your organisation, which covers defining how you create the change. +Podcast

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Funding their vision: social purpose organisations share their stories

Four social purpose organisations describe how social impact investing has provided a flexible, mission-aligned and supportive approach to funding their vision. +Podcast

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Cross-sector partnerships: will corporate Australia step up?

What will motivate corporate Australia to step up to systems change in its cross-sector partnerships? Five questions provide a road map.

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Founding SVA Consulting

Four of the key players behind Australia’s first dedicated non-profit consultancy for the social sector tell the story of setting up and shepherding SVA Consulting through its initial years. +Podcast

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What makes for a collaborative philanthropic partnership?

Indigenous women’s social enterprise, Marnin Studio and SVA describe what it takes to create a collaborative philanthropic partnership. +Audio

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How the Federal Government can help grow social impact investing

What steps can the Commonwealth Government take to help access more private capital for social impact investing to address some of our big social challenges? +Audio

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Yunus advocates social business as tool to stop increasing inequity

Micro-credit founder, Professor Muhammad Yunus urges us to consider social business as a tool to address the world’s increasing inequity, whether it’s getting rural Bangladeshis out of poverty or Australians off welfare. +Audio

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CEO reflects on learnings from SSE’s experience in Australia

Michele Goldman, SSE Australia’s CEO in its final year of operation, reflects on the organisation’s learnings and how they could be applied to support the social enterprise ecosystem. +Audio

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Once were SVA: where are they now?

In this special SVA Quarterly article, we catch up with six people who used to work with SVA to find out what they are doing now, and how their time at SVA shaped what they do.

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Social procurement success: what it takes

Vanguard Laundry Services, the most recent social enterprise created by Luke Terry in Toowoomba, exemplifies how to benefit from social procurement opportunities. + Podcast

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Chuffed.org becomes a social benefit company, raises $1.1m

How and why did social enterprise crowdfunding platform, Chuffed.org create a new legal structure and what are the implications?

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Do’s and don’ts of investing in Indigenous social enterprises

Insights from the two year Indigenous Social Enterprise Fund pilot provide some lessons about supporting Indigenous social enterprises to grow. + Podcast

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Implications of new growth phase in Australian impact investing

Impact investing in Australia has reached a significant milestone with a leading superannuation fund committing $30m through a dedicated trust.

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Partnerships: the heart of venture philanthropy

Understand what venture philanthropy is and the commitment required from both ventures and philanthropists to make it work.

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ADEs lifting their commercial viability

SVA has helped some Australian Disability Enterprises understand the viability of their business model and how to better operate to enhance sustainability and social impact.

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Social enterprise: how to pick a winner

Larger, profitable enterprises providing long-term employment are the best bet for a social investment, according to a study of 28 social enterprises by SVA Consulting.

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Goodstart: a story of impact investing

While the buy-up of bankrupt ABC Learning relied on a new finance mechanism, the bedrock of the Goodstart deal was the collaboration between disparate players.

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The hidden business of social enterprises

Having a social purpose does not exempt an enterprise from the essentials of business; even if it’s hard to see you must have a sound business engine at the core.

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Laying the foundations for collective impact in solving unemployment

Insights from the collaborative Queensland Social Enterprise (QSE) project which helped set up or expand over 50 social enterprises to address employment exclusion.

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STREAT’s ahead: funding social impact with equity

A look at social enterprise STREAT’s out-of-the-box approach to expansion which attracted equity investment and doubled its capacity overnight.

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Give power to those with the problems

Despite our obsession with meritocracy, it is not always the best way to address our social problems. Do we have blind spots?

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