NPA Keynote: 10 things to know before you walk down the aisle with new revenue approaches

With government and philanthropic funding becoming more difficult to secure, many NFP’s are looking to these new approaches to diversify their revenue streams. But before that happens, it’s helpful to better understand how these mechanisms work and the pros and cons of each to ensure its worth the considerable effort required.

This session will outline what impact investors are looking for, how to best engage them, what taking on impact investing will mean for your organisation and when to walk away. It will explain how social impact bonds and social bonds work, how they are commissioned, designed and contracted, how the capital is raised and the risk-managed as well as what social outcomes work best for these structures and why.

And the lessons from the last 15 years of social enterprise development will be discussed, exploring the three different types of enterprises and what financial and social returns you can expect from them.

Keynote details

Date: Thursday 5 March 2020

Time: 10.45am (for 11.00am start) – 12.30pm

Venue: Karstens, Level 1, 111 Harrington Street, The Rocks

About our speaker:

Sandy Blackburn

Sandy Blackburn is an impact specialist, working in social innovation, social enterprise, impact measurement and impact investing in Australia, with over a decade of experience in corporate Australia before founding Social Outcomes in 2014. She has 15 years’ experience in international development and large-scale transformational change, having worked as part of the anti-apartheid movement in South Africa between 1988 and 2003. Sandy serves as a non-Executive Director on a number of boards, is the author of the best-seller “Holding up the Sky: An African Life” and a regular public speaker at conferences around Australia and the region. Sandy was recognised for Outstanding Achievement at the Australian Impact Investment Awards in Dec 2019.

Jane Ferrier

About Jane Ferrier