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Govt Grows Social Impact Focus

Ellie Cooper, Wednesday, 18th May 2016 -  An investment expert claims a social impact report commissioned by the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, which found funding for an Indigenous program had almost tripled

Pro Bono Australia – Sustainability Through a Diverse Business Model

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 12th April 2016 -  Pro Bono Australia’s social impact has been valued at $6.5 million with a social return on investment of 11:1, according to an analysis by global professional services firm EY (formerly


Eco-concept Offers Many a New Lease on Life

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 11th December 2013 -  A quirky Melbourne operation upcycling office waste came into being when a pair of activists collided paths with a multinational corporation, writes Nadia Boyce in this week’s



Social Impact: “I know it’s there but I just can’t seem to see it.”

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 2nd October 2013 -  As a society we are still at kindergarten in understanding social impact. But the good news is the practice of social impact is gaining speed… fast, according to experienced


Meaningful Measurement the Key to Success

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 5th March 2013 -  How do program directors really measure a social return on their investment, and how do they go about using measurement to improve outcomes, asks Calum Scott, the Program Impact Director

PilchConnect Contributes $4.3 Million to Victorian NFPs

Staff Reporter, Monday, 10th October 2011 -  Specialist legal service PilchConnect – which provides free legal assistance to Not for Profit organisations – had an economic impact of $4.3 million in the past financial…

Uncovering the Value of Social Housing

Staff Reporter, Monday, 19th September 2011 -  In a first for the Social Return on Investment framework, a new report puts a dollar value on the social benefit created by Australia's 42,000 community houses and units. Over…

UK Report Highlights Limitations of SROI

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 13th January 2011 -  A report from the UK’s Third Sector Research Centre has raised concerns about the danger of funders using SROI (social return on investment) as a way of choosing between Not…


Measuring the Impact of Volunteering

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 27th October 2010 -  Measuring social impact is a complex task and a huge amount of work needs to be done in Australia to measure the impact of volunteering, according to Lems Hems from the Centre for Social


NFPs Failing to Communicate Impact

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 30th September 2010 -  A new study into Not for Profit communications by UK think tank New Philanthropy Capital has found that organisations are good at describing what they do but many fail to clearly communicate…

An Investment Case For Volunteering

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 28th September 2010 -  Volunteering England's submission to the Government's Spending Review 2010 says volunteering delivers significant value to a wide range of people, communities and causes,…

NFPs Need to Demonstrate Social Value

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 6th July 2010 -  Most charities still have a long way to go before they can measure their effectiveness using Social Return On Investment (SROI) and should be set more achievable benchmarks, according…
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