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Charities to struggle, even with JobKeeper

Maggie Coggan, Tuesday, 4th August 2020 -  JobKeeper will keep charities afloat in the short term, but is it enough?  Around 110,000 charity workers are at risk of becoming unemployed by September, with a further 70,000 potentially

Charities have a key role in the COVID recovery, but what if they aren’t there?

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 22nd July 2020 -  Experts say the unique business structure of charities makes it harder for them to rebound   Charities are in urgent need of tailored support that recognises their unique circumstances

‘Charities don’t want to be casualties of the COVID crisis’: NFPs facing a dire financial future

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 3rd June 2020 -  Analysis shows almost one in five Aussie charities could be at high risk of closing their doors within six months   More than 200,000 charity workers could lose their jobs if COVID-19

Synergis Fund raises millions for disability housing

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 5th May 2020 -  The fund is targeting $1 billion in investments over the next five years  A scalable investment fund looking to transform disability housing in Australia has secured $26.5 million

What people don’t talk about (but should) when they talk about mergers

Malcolm Garrow, Monday, 6th May 2019 -  Social sector mergers are a popular topic, but the tough conversations that come with them are less popular, writes Malcolm Garrow, executive director of SVA Consulting. The topic

HESTA Commits $40 Million to Australia’s Impact Investment Market

Luke Michael, Friday, 8th June 2018 -  A leading industry superannuation fund for the health and community services sector has committed $40 million to grow Australia’s impact investment market. HESTA announced on

First of A Kind Impact Investment Fund Raises More Than $10M as Market Continues to Grow

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 20th December 2017 -  Social Ventures Australia’s latest impact investment fund has raised more than $10 million and reached its first close sooner than expected, in what the experts say is evidence of

Australia’s First Social Impact Bond is Growing Stronger By The Year

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 5th September 2017 -  Australia’s first social impact bond, the Uniting Newpin Social Benefit Bond (SBB), has recorded positive growth for the fourth year in a row, with more than 200 children returned

How to Be More Effective in Reducing Disadvantage? – Insights From 10 Years of SVA Consulting

Contributor, Wednesday, 19th July 2017 -  As it celebrates 10 years of advising the social sector, SVA Consulting reflects on how to be more effective in reducing social disadvantage. Since it was founded in 2007, with support

Queensland Launches First Social Benefit Bond

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 27th April 2017 -  Social Ventures Australia (SVA) has launched Queensland’s first social impact bond, seeking private capital to address social issues around out-of-home care in a spin-off of to…

Sector and Government Cooperation Key to Social Innovation Success

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 28th March 2017 -  A strong working relationship between the not-for-profit sector and governments is the key to growing the developing social enterprise space and social innovation generally in…

Effective Ways to Support Youth into Employment

Justine Height, Monday, 4th April 2016 -  With youth unemployment remaining an ongoing issue in Australia, Director of Social Ventures Australia, Justine Height, looks what successful youth employment programs look
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