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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:

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.

Are you data-driven?

Opinion

Mike Davis, Monday, 24th June 2019 -  Data can either provide you with useful intelligence or create a foggy bulwark to progress, writes Mike Davis, in this article which highlights three levels of data sophistication and depth of process that an organisation can orient toward.

What is new leadership?

Opinion

Mike Davis, Tuesday, 28th May 2019 -  With a dearth of leadership in the political sphere and trust in our major societal institutions waning, it is a good time to ask what does the new leadership we want look like today, and how might this be effectuated in the for-purpose sector, writes Mike Davis.

Communicating social progress – How to use ‘theory of change’ effectively

Opinion

Mike Davis, Tuesday, 23rd April 2019 -  Theories of change have the potential to bridge the divide between numbers and visual thinkers, writes Mike Davis, in this article which shares his learnings from running a recent theory of change workshop.

NFP innovation: What is it and how can we do it well?

Opinion

Mike Davis, Tuesday, 26th March 2019 -  Mike Davis uses the Sinek golden circle model to add some clarity around what we mean when we talk about innovation culture.

From Research to Implementation: The TaskForce Youth Hub Experience

Opinion

Mike Davis, Tuesday, 26th February 2019 -  Mike Davis combines his experience at the TaskForce Community Agency with some sporting wisdom to shine a light on how to effectively implement an ambitious vision.

Inclusive Leadership Means Building Diverse Teams

Hot Topic

Mike Davis, Wednesday, 12th April 2017 -  Fostering creative strategic thinking by building diverse teams can give not for profits a sustained competitive advantage, writes Mike Davis the founder of Purposeful.
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