SVA Quarterly podcasts share insights across the sector to prompt learning and discussion about effective practice in the social sector in Australia. Social Ventures Australia (SVA) is a not-for-profit organisation that works with partners to alleviate disadvantage so that all people and communities in Australia can thrive.
'Bulletproof problem solving': could it work in the social sector?
SVA CEO, Suzie Riddell talks to Rob McLean, Director Emeritus of McKinsey and Company, about problem solving, what makes it hard for not-for-profits and how the seven step process described in his recently co-authored book can be applied to complex social issues.
For more on the seven steps, read the article: https://www.socialventures.com.au/sva-quarterly/bulletproof-problem-solving-could-it-work-in-the-social-sector/
How can evaluation better recognise Indigenous self-determination?
SVA's Jonathan Finighan explores how the right of Indigenous peoples to self-determination has significant implications for evaluating policies and programs that affect Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and how Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations and experts are showing the way.
Read the article here: https://www.socialventures.com.au/sva-quarterly/how-can-evaluation-better-recognise-indigenous-self-determination/
Where to next for Specialist Disability Housing (SDA)?
SVA's Impact Investing Director, Rebecca Thomas on how improvements to the Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) landscape can be made to deliver high quality housing options for people with disability?
For the article: https://www.socialventures.com.au/sva-quarterly/where-to-next-for-specialist-housing-accommodation-sda/
Social impact bonds: a letter from the frontline – part 2
Part 2 of Elyse Sainty's letter from the frontline of Australia's foray into social impact bonds in which she outlines her ‘thoughts and prayers’ for their future.
Find the full article here: https://www.socialventures.com.au/sva-quarterly/social-impact-bonds-a-letter-from-the-frontline-part-2/
Social impact bonds: a letter from the frontline – part 1
After seven years ‘in the trenches’ as part of Australia’s foray into social impact bonds, Elyse Sainty shares her insights around social impact bond myths and legends.
Find the article here: https://www.socialventures.com.au/sva-quarterly/social-impact-bonds-a-letter-from-the-frontline-part1/
Shifting battlegrounds for financial wellbeing
Increasing numbers of Australians experience severe financial vulnerability and stress. SVA consultant, Louise Campbell describes some emerging trends with the potential to 'move the dial' on financial wellbeing.
Read the article here: https://www.socialventures.com.au/sva-quarterly/shifting-battlegrounds-for-financial-wellbeing/