Pay equity for the Community Sector - video
CSI recently hosted a series of discussions on the issue of pay equity for the community sector. Expert panellists contributed to the debates which were held in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth.
You can now watch the video of the Melbourne panel discussion, with panellists Julie Edwards – CEO Jesuit Social Services, David Thompson – CEO Jobs Australia, Paul Smyth – General Manager Research and Policy Centre, Brotherhood of St Laurence. And read the updated blog by Peter Shergold (see comments).
'Australian Stories of Social Enterprise' - download free e-book
Last month we mentioned the launch of the pioneering book “Australian Stories of Social Enterprise” which tells the fascinating stories of thirty-two pioneering Australian social entrepreneurs and their social purpose businesses. The book is written by Cheryl Kernot and Joanne McNeill.
> Download free e-book
If you would like to purchase a hard copy please email email@example.com
Congratulations to Mission Australia & Camp Quality - Transparency Awards Winners
CSI, together with PwC and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia, this week announced Mission Australia and Camp Quality as winners of the fourth annual PwC Transparency Awards. Oxfam and Opportunity International were the runners-up in their respective categories and Plan International was awarded Most Improved.
> Read the Jury report
> Watch the video of Jury discussion highlights
The ICAA have also just released a new report Enhancing not-for-profit annual and financial reporting, with the foreword written by Peter Shergold. This new edition recognises three significant regulatory changes which affect the nature and extent of NFP financial reporting, and is a useful tool for not-for-profits.
Latest News on April 'Social Business' - watch video
In the April ‘Social Business’ program we heard from CEO of World Vision Australia, Tim Costello, about a new initiative to improve incomes within the world’s poorest communities. We also heard from Sarah Davies who discussed the role of Melbourne Community Foundation in connecting philanthropy with community need.
Fair Repairs CEO and founder Alex Shead, spoke about this new social business that creates employment opportunities for local people through provision of repairs, maintenance and cleaning services in Western Sydney.
Videos of interviews will be available shortly.
> Watch video Latest News - April Social Business
Graduate Certificate Scholarships now open for Semester 2
Applications are now open for CSI scholarships for Semester 2 or Term 3, 2011. Three scholarships are available to cover part of the costs of the Graduate Certificate in Social Impact
. To apply for a scholarship, students must be enrolled to start study in the Graduate Certificate in Social Impact program at one of our CSI partner business schools.
> Read more
> Download application form
Social Return on Investment (SROI) courses open - May
There is an
increasing push from governments and investors for third sector
/not-for-profits and social enterprises to measure social value creation by using SROI frameworks. A growing number of people are interested in SROI and how they can use it for the benefit of their organisations.
We are offering introductory courses for those interested in learning the basics, and two- day Certificate Training courses for those wishing to become SROI practitioners.
Courses are being run by Jeremy Nicholls
in Melbourne, Sydney and Perth.
> See event calendar for more details
Welcome to new staff at CSI (WA)
The CSI (WA) team has recently expanded in line with project funding
. We welcome the following new staff to the team!
Sonia Nolan - Community Engagement and Corporate Affairs Manager
Sonia comes to CSI from the Energy and Minerals Institute also based at UWA, where she managed stakeholder relations and communications between the WA business sector, government and energy and minerals research and coordinated large scale events.
has just started as a Post-Doctoral Fellow on the Australian Giving, Community Benefit
and Values Research Project. Tim has a Ph.D. in Marketing, 2009 from UWA and comes to us from Akron where he was an Assistant Professor.
Alicia Bauskis - Research Assistant
Alicia will be working on two ARC Linkage Projects at the Centre for Social Impact on the Costs of Youth Homelessness and Community Embedded Socially Supported University Education.
Emma Hagdorn - Research Assistant (part time)
Emma has completed an undergraduate degree in Psychology and is working towards her Masters in Organisational Psychology. Emma’s CSI research will be undertaken on the new BHP Billiton Iron Ore project on Indigenous Business and Contracting.
Paul Flatau, Director of Social Impact at CSI (WA) says “There is great activity and interest in Western Australia surrounding social impact and I welcome the contribution the team will make to the Centre.”
We will also be officially welcoming Paul Flatau as the new Director of Social Impact CSI(WA) after the WA Advisory Council meeting on Wed May 27.
Patrick McClure takes role as CEO Aged and Community Services Australia
CSI Ethics Fellow Patrick McClure, has been appointed CEO of the peak body, Aged and Community Services Australia (ACSA)
Peter Shergold said: "I wish Patrick well in his new role but we will miss his contribution to CSI. I feel certain that we will continue to collaborate on the important contribution which community organisations make to the delivery of aged care services."
Patrick will take up his appointment at the end of May.