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Oct 15

Indigenous Procurement: Delivering Social Impact Through Purchasing

Our purchasing decisions influence the way that supply chains develop. Seeking the lowest price at all costs can result in supply chains with layers of hidden costs through damage to the environment and to the communities involved in that supply chain. However, there are great examples where buyers have changed supply chains in order to deliver … Continue reading Indigenous Procurement: Delivering Social Impact Through Purchasing

12
Nov 14

Advice on measuring social impact – from an award winning organisation

Last month applications opened for the 2nd Annual Impact Measurement Awards.   It got me thinking about last year’s winners and the amazing progress they’re making in this field.   I asked Linkwest, last year’s winners in the small not-for-profit category, to tell me a bit more about their journey…    Why did your organisation … Continue reading Advice on measuring social impact – from an award winning organisation

17
Oct 14

Making sense of Collective Impact and other ‘buzzwords’

I’m in the fortunate position to be responsible for developing Criterion’s social sector conferences. Over the past few years I’ve seen the sector move forward in leaps and bounds and a whole range of new approaches emerge. With these innovations come the buzzwords. Terms like ‘Collective Impact’, ‘Creating Shared Value’, ‘Impact Investing’ and ‘Social Impact … Continue reading Making sense of Collective Impact and other ‘buzzwords’

29
Sep 14

Measuring Social Outcomes: 6 Popular Frameworks

If there was one thing most delegates at our Measuring Social Outcomes conferences want to know its:  ‘How do we measure our outcomes?’ Unfortunately, there’s no simple answer to this question; no one-size-fits-all approach.  Instead, there’s a whole range of tools and frameworks that can be used, either in isolation or in combination. To help … Continue reading Measuring Social Outcomes: 6 Popular Frameworks

16
Jul 14

How to start measuring social impact

I recently read this Forbes article ‘When Measuring Social Impact, we need to move beyond counting’  and thought Mike summed it up quite nicely “Count something and make it count” As someone trying to generate maximum social impact there’s no doubt that you’re also trying to get to grips with outcomes measurement.  Maybe you’re trying to select … Continue reading How to start measuring social impact

10
Jul 14

Great advice from Anglicare WA on starting your social impact measurement journey

As winners earlier in the year of the prestigious Impact Measurement Awards we felt it appropriate to showcase some of the great work Anglicare WA has done in of Measuring Social Impact. Two and half years ago Anglicare WA started on a journey of building a culture of evaluation and continuous improvement across the organisation.  … Continue reading Great advice from Anglicare WA on starting your social impact measurement journey

24
Jun 14

Using social impact data to enhance your NFP marketing

Previously I shared some tips on How NFP Marketers can reach a larger audience and inspire action.  I’d like now to explore some further tips on how you can use your social impact data and story telling to better communicate how you’re making a difference. Use your social impact data effectively Most organisations are now … Continue reading Using social impact data to enhance your NFP marketing

12
Feb 14

The ‘big society’ approach in the United Kingdom: Are there lessons for Australia?

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The Big Society Approach was introduced into The United Kingdom Government under the leadership of James Cameron in 2010. The main aim was to “create a climate that empowers local people and communities, build a “big society” that will take power away from politicians and give it to organisations and support the development of communities’ … Continue reading The ‘big society’ approach in the United Kingdom: Are there lessons for Australia?