Make change matter

We're part of Vivid Sydney!

Our one-day conference, Design for Social Innovation, is a part of Sydney's international festival of light, music, and ideas, Vivid Sydney. Join us for a day of exploring how design thinking can help find solutions for social impact in Australia.

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Australian Charities Report 2014

The Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) collects Annual Information Statements (AIS) from charities across Australia. The ACNC commissioned CSI to analyse that data. The result is the Australian Charities Report 2014.

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A word from our CEO Dr Andrew Young - May 2016

"Australia’s spend on social purpose across sectors is over $500bn, or a third of GDP. Government spending on health, welfare and education has increased 5.3 times in just over 40 years. Short term budget debate focuses on 'more taxes vs less spending', but we need to focus on the long game. The challenge is how we collaborate to achieve systemic reform."

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Our thinking

Our Research Projects

Australia spends more than $300 billion on social purpose. So why aren’t we making a difference? Why are we so stuck? What do we need to do differently? CSI’s research tackles these questions.

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CSI Alumni Story: Glenn Fernandez

The desire for a career with a positive social impact encouraged Glenn Fernandez to transition from 25 years in a commercial industry to a new and rewarding role in social enterprise.

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Report: Learning for Purpose

Learning for Purpose: Researching the Social Return on Education and Training in the Australian Not-for-Profit Sector is a ground breaking, national research program that investigates capacity building through professional development for the Australian Not-for-Profit sector.

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The Lusthaus Prize in Creating Social Change

We are thrilled to announce the creation of an undergraduate student award, generously donated by long-time CSI supporter Lisa Lusthaus. Lisa has worked at CSI as Council Secretariat since its inception in 2008.

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CSI Events: Professional Event Management for Purpose

Let us manage your next event. Our professional events team provides the full breadth of event management services, including conception, strategy, creative services, production, and evaluation.

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Enrolments now open for MBA (Social Impact) at AGSM @ UNSW Business School

The Centre for Social Impact is proud to be partnering with AGSM @ UNSW Business School on the launch of a new MBA (Social Impact).

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