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Many charities left financially vulnerable and unable to meet community demands following end of JobKeeper, new research finds

Many charities left financially vulnerable and unable to meet community demands following end of JobKeeper, new research finds

By Business, Revenue - Other

“A new report by Social Ventures Australia (SVA) and the Centre for Social Impact (CSI) finds that despite Australia’s promising economic recovery from the pandemic, many charities remain in vulnerable financial positions and require urgent funding from the Australian Government to continue supporting thousands of Australians in need and providing employment opportunities.” – CSI

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Social impact bonds: a tale of three Newpins

Social impact bonds: a tale of three Newpins

By Business, Revenue - Other

The Newpin Social Benefit Bond (SBB) in NSW ushered a new era for social impact bonds and the program. The SIB arrangement allows for more accurate impact measurement and a more direct approach to supporting those who could benefit most from the program. The SBB brings accountability, but also risk for service providers, which is in turn shared with investors.

Impact Investing, a path to sustainable funding for Save the Children

Impact Investing, a path to sustainable funding for Save the Children

By Business, Revenue - Other

An interesting discussion concerning impact investing, sustainable funding and their impact on charities between John Treadgold from Good Future and Paul Ronalds from Save the Children. Paul provided a relevant perspective on this conversation from his experience during the pandemic and the lessons that he believes both the charitable and finance sectors can learn.

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Social impact bonds: a letter from the frontline

Social impact bonds: a letter from the frontline

By Business, Revenue - Other

Social impact bonds have been a largely unexplored area until their transformative journey into the non-profit sector. SIB investors know the time, pain and reward that can be reaped from their efforts and there are many lessons to be learned. This article from SVA covers the challenges that can arise with SIB development and debunks some of the myths. 

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Is your program suitable for a social impact bond?

Is your program suitable for a social impact bond?

By Business, Revenue - Other

“The allure of long term, large scale funding for a program is understandable, however there are many stars that need to align for a SIB to be viable. While SVA believes SIBs have the potential to provide significant benefits to governments, service providers and investors alike, the reality is that they are not a suitable funding instrument for all social programs.” – SVA

SVA’s ‘rules of thumb’ along with their key questions and themes provide a valuable resource for organisations considering SIBs.

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