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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

Budget 2016: Social Sector Welcomes Innovation

Ellie Cooper, Wednesday, 4th May 2016 -  Leading organisations for social investment and social business have welcomed the federal government’s approach to innovation in the budget, which includes a $96.1 million

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

Plan to Tackle Long-term Youth Unemployment

Staff Reporter, Monday, 1st February 2016 -  Some of Australia’s leading companies have signed up to a program designed to change the way the employment system works, with employers and service providers working together to…

Philanthropy Missing Out on Shared Learnings – Report

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 1st December 2015 -  A new report has shown there is room for improvement in the way the Australian philanthropic sector collaborates and shares insights into its work. The report, Key trends and best

New Crowdfunding Rules Forget For-Purpose Sector

Ellie Cooper, Wednesday, 18th November 2015 -  Social purpose organisations have been left out of the new crowdfunding rules announced by the Federal Government. Assistant Treasurer and Small Business Minister, Kelly O’Dwyer,…

Venture Philanthropy Fund Launches in Queensland

Ellie Cooper, Wednesday, 21st October 2015 -  A new venture philanthropy fund in Queensland, managed by Social Ventures Australia, will connect philanthropists with high-impact portfolios to local for-purpose organisations…

SBB Benefits Investors and Families

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 26th August 2015 -  Australia’s first Social Benefit Bond has successfully restored 66 children in out-of-home with their families while investors received strong financial returns, according…

Call for Tax Concessions for Impact Investments

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 1st July 2015 -  Social Ventures Australia (SVA) has called for tax concessions for impact investments in social enterprise, social impact bonds and social and affordable housing projects, in…

$50 Million for Education

Xavier Smerdon, Monday, 29th June 2015 -  The Commonwealth Bank has released the first details of its community investment strategy, announcing that it will spend $50 million over the next three years on education in a bid…

First Venture Philanthropy Fund for WA

Xavier Smerdon, Thursday, 16th April 2015 -  Western Australia’s first dedicated venture philanthropy fund has launched with the aim of raising at least $2 million in philanthropic funds over the next two years. The…

lnvest in Capacity Instead of ‘Throwing Darts’

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 3rd December 2014 -  Funders and beneficiaries should cease “throwing darts” at one another and focus on investing in the capacity of Not for Profits to measure social outcomes, a Sydney…
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