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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

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Collective Impact – The Holy Grail of Community Services Data

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 3rd September 2013 -  Data solutions expert Greg Were responds to last edition’s Impact Opinion with a discussion of the difficulties in capturing data to measure Collective Impact projects.

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SPOTLIGHT: Co-operatives Help Healthcare

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 10th July 2013 - 
A community medical co-operative in Canberra shows what can be done when communities get together to respond to a shortage of health services, reports Alan Greig from Social Business

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ASHOIL Business Model Has Bigger Fish to Fry

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 29th May 2013 -  Next time you are having a good old fashioned fry-up, spare a thought for the afterlife of your cooking oil. That’s what Ashburton Aboriginal Corporation have done which resulted…

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NFP Scaling Social Impact Report

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 29th May 2013 -  A US study has revealed a strong need for increased funding dedicated to impact measurement, enabling organisations to evaluate their programs and scale up only those with proof…

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Cane Toads A Shoe-In for Social Impact

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 15th May 2013 -  How does online shopping for cane toads have a positive social impact? This week we look into the business model of Gideon Shoes and its relationship with the Street University in Spotlight

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Impact Investors ‘In the Dark’ on Impact – Report

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 1st May 2013 -  Meaningful evidence of impact has eluded impact investors and their investees, according to an analysis by global social purpose development Not for Profit, Keystone Accountability.…

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Uni Student Raises Hope For Disadvantaged

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 6th March 2013 -  For University student Ben Duggan, it’s difficult trying to juggle assignments, part time work, and being the Managing Director of a Foundation to end educational disadvantage…

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Centre for Global Impact Investing Launched

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 20th February 2013 -  An American University has embraced the growing trend of Impact Investing by establishing a Centre for Global Impact Investing thanks to a large philanthropic donation from a digital…

Opinion

Impact

Unpacking Collective Impact

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 6th February 2013 -  STRIVE is a framework that helps communities in the US improve student outcomes from ‘cradle to career’. This week, Australian social change advocates Dawn O’Neil

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Retail Investors Offered UK Social Investment Bonds

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 6th February 2013 -  In the UK, individual investors are being offered the chance to make a responsible investment via a Social Impact Bond – the first time individuals have been able to become involved…

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Charities Need Better Collaboration for Impact – Report

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 29th January 2013 -  A new UK report by New Philanthropy Capital (NPC) and Impetus Trust has found many charities are not prepared for the challenges that accompany partnerships resulting in collaborations…
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