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Lina Caneva has been a journalist for more than 35 years. She was the editor of Pro Bono Australia News from when it was founded in 2000 until 2018.

Articles:

Alternatives to strategic philanthropy are emerging

Opinion

Teri Behrens, Thursday, 20th February 2020 -  Trust-based philanthropy and participatory grantmaking are becoming increasingly well-defined paradigms for shifting the power dynamics in relationships between funders and not-for-profit grantees – dynamics that may have been exacerbated by the strategic philanthropy approach in the first place, write Teri Behrens and Tory Martin.

Increasing critiques of (big) philanthropy

Opinion

Tory Martin, Tuesday, 11th February 2020 -  Recent critiques that philanthropy has gone awry are important and provocative appeals to hold big donors and major institutions accountable in a democratic society. Yet, some critics may run the risk of throwing the baby out with the bathwater, write Tory Martin and Michael Moody.

Lessons learned from US shift to outcomes

Opinion

Dale Renner, Thursday, 24th October 2019 -  The shift to funding for outcomes is on its way, but the next stage needs to focus on lower costs and more collaborative outcomes partnerships between social service organisations and government commissioners, write Dale Renner and Russ Wood from Latitude Network.

UNDP setting the standard for SDG-enabling investment

Analysis

Rosemary Addis, Thursday, 17th October 2019 -  Rosemary Addis and Fabienne Michaux break down the draft SDG Impact Practice Standards and call on Australians to have their say during the consultation period.

Is an ecosystem-based approach the future of funding social enterprise?

Opinion

Jay Boolkin, Thursday, 22nd August 2019 -  It’s often discussed that funding the social enterprise ecosystem is important to help all social enterprises thrive – but what exactly is this ecosystem, and why and how should we fund it, ask Laura Reed and Jay Boolkin, in this article first published on Social Change Central.

Retooling to win in the next decade

Opinion

Janet Sernack, Tuesday, 20th August 2019 -  Organisations will need to continue evolving and embracing new technologies to stay ahead, write Janet Sernack and Gabrielle Martinovich from ImagineNation, in the final part of their series about rejuvenating to survive and thrive for social benefit.

Innovative uses of philanthropic funds to tackle complex social problems

Analysis

Libby Ward-Christie, Monday, 19th August 2019 -  A recent case study by the Centre for Social Impact highlights the power and potential of innovative solutions to address long-term homelessness. Moreover, it highlights the potential of innovative approaches to funding such initiatives that arise when the community sector, the financial sector, governments and philanthropy, work together. Here, Libby Ward-Christie and Dr Michael Moran share their

Exploring the edges of possibility

Opinion

Gabrielle Martinovich, Wednesday, 17th July 2019 -  Janet Sernack and Gabrielle Martinovich from ImagineNation, identify key trends not for profits can take advantage of to embrace innovation, in the latest in their series about rejuvenating to survive and thrive for social benefit.

The (almost) united states of social enterprise

Opinion

Jay Boolkin, Tuesday, 9th July 2019 -  Laura Reed and Jay Boolkin offer a state-by-state helicopter view of what’s happening in the social enterprise space.

Why innovation is important to social enterprises

Opinion

Gabrielle Martinovich, Monday, 17th June 2019 -  There is an opportunity for social enterprises to play a more proactive role in creating innovative solutions to some of the world’s most wicked problems, write Janet Sernack and Gabrielle Martinovich from ImagineNation, as part of a four-part series about rejuvenating to survive and thrive for social benefit.

Creating positive and valuable change through innovation

Opinion

Janet Sernack, Tuesday, 14th May 2019 -  Staying true to your purpose and mission remains at the heart of any innovation effort, writes Janet Sernack and Gabrielle Martinovich from ImagineNation, in the first of a four-part series about rejuvenating to survive and thrive for social benefit.

Victoria’s First Social Impact Bond To Address Homelessness

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Lina Caneva, Thursday, 21st December 2017 -  Victoria’s first Social Impact Bond (SIB), which launched on Thursday in a bid to deliver a targeted program to end long-term homelessness in 2018, will depart from the traditional capital raising process.
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