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26 Oct 2017

New approaches to strengthen and grow regional and remote communities are increasingly being explored. The success and sustainability of these approaches can be influenced by a community’s leadership capacity.

SVA describes successful community leadership development programs through...

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26 Oct 2017

Dr Andreas Schleicher, the OECD’s Director for the Directorate of Education and Skills, discusses building capabilities, or what the OECD calls competencies, and why they matter in education. He explains why be believes they can be taught and measured.

In exploring the workplace of the...

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17 Aug 2017

The SVA Fundamentals have been developed to help organisations in the social sector to assess their effectiveness and guide decisions to increase effectiveness.

US-based, social impact consultant, David Pritchard, who led the development of the new framework, describes why and how the SVA...

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20 Jul 2017

After ten years advising the social sector, and with persistent disadvantage an ever-present issue in Australia, SVA Consulting reflects on the strategies and interventions that it has seen deliver the greatest impact.

As it reaches its 10th anniversary, SVA Consulting shares insights...

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07 Jul 2017

Indigenous women’s social enterprise, Marnin Studio and SVA describe what it takes from both ‘venture’ and ‘funder’ to create a collaborative philanthropic partnership – one that is driving mutual objectives and generating shared learnings for both partners.

Marnin Studio, an Indigenous...

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25 May 2017

With the budget announcement of $30 million to support Australian impact investing, the Government has signaled its intent to take a greater role in fostering a vibrant and thriving impact investing market.

In this article, we recommend the steps that the Government can take to unlock...

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02 May 2017

Founded in London in 1997, the School for Social Entrepreneurs (SSE) is one of the world's leading social enterprise development organisations. A charity that supports people using entrepreneurial approaches to tackle...

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23 Feb 2017

Peer support in the mental health sector is the help and support that ‘peers’ – people with a lived experience of mental health issues – are able to give one another.

A peer worker is employed on the basis that they bring their lived experience to the workplace to assist other peers in...

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31 Jan 2017

Australia’s disability employment landscape is transforming. The National Disablity Insurance Scheme continues to be rolled out across Australia, with the expectation of direct employment growth. Changes to government programs for people with disability are also underway. 

In this context...

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02 Dec 2016

Networking and collaboration are becoming increasingly important for addressing the complex challenges in many social sectors – to help build capacity and create momentum for change.

Since 2014, SVA has convened a network of schools in disadvantaged communities to share and collaborate to...

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