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Mike Davis is head of strategy at TaskForce Community Agency. TaskForce is a not for profit, providing wraparound support and compassionate care to vulnerable youth, adults and their families in South East Melbourne.

Articles:

COVID-19: Impact on vulnerable Victorians

Analysis

Mike Davis, Monday, 24th August 2020 -  Mike Davis shares findings from TaskForce’s demographic survey which shows how COVID-19 has prompted growing demand for drug and alcohol counselling services and led to a rise in the number of people facing unemployment, economic disadvantage and poorer mental health. 

Toward resilient community organisations

Opinion

Mike Davis, Monday, 27th July 2020 -  COVID-19 has posed an important question to all community organisations – are you working towards becoming resilient, writes Mike Davis.

Data collaborations enabling innovation

Hot Topic

Mike Davis, Wednesday, 24th June 2020 -  Mike Davis shares some of the key lessons TaskForce learned from a recent collaboration and what it means for the community sector. 

Supporting our vulnerable youth: Managing harmful substance abuse

Opinion

Mike Davis, Wednesday, 27th May 2020 -  COVID-19 has compounded the issue of youth drinking and drug abuse, writes Mike Davis,  who talks about a new program that TaskForce is running which is designed to help.

A not for profit response to COVID-19

Opinion

Mike Davis, Monday, 27th April 2020 -  Mike Davis shares some of the key lessons his organisation has learned since being rocked by coronavirus.

What makes a survey good?

Opinion

Mike Davis, Tuesday, 25th February 2020 -  When TaskForce launched a customer demographic survey across its programs there were a number of key learnings. Here, Mike Davis shares some of the things he found out about good survey design and implementation.

On effective giving

Opinion

Mike Davis, Monday, 27th January 2020 -  Mike Davis shares the key principles he applies when considering charitable causes, and stresses the importance of asking good questions.   

Lessons from wraparound care: The future of integrated social services

Opinion

Mike Davis, Tuesday, 26th November 2019 -  TaskForce Community Agency recently wanted to try and better understand what wraparound meant today. Here Mike Davis shares the key learnings from their experience evaluating their model of care.

Do podcasts create social impact?

Opinion

Mike Davis, Tuesday, 22nd October 2019 -  Mike Davis looks at how podcasts are making a move into behavioural science and social change, and questions whether they are having an impact.

Democratising knowledge: The apple orchard

Opinion

Mike Davis, Monday, 23rd September 2019 -  Mike Davis shares five underused but amazing tools to help you learn, connect and grow.

Failing brings new opportunities

Opinion

Mike Davis, Tuesday, 27th August 2019 -  Mike Davis reflects on the lessons he learnt from his experience failing with Purposeful and the difference between failing and failure.

Australia’s podcast revolution

Opinion

Mike Davis, Monday, 22nd July 2019 -  Podcasts offer us a great way to harness and optimise idle time so that we might learn, connect and grow. Here podcast fanatic and producer Mike Davis shares his top five listens from Australia.
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