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Media Release: Measuring the health, social, and economic shocks of recent events in Australia – CSI launches Wave 2 of its national survey

21 April 2021
Building on its 2020 report which investigated the impacts of the challenges faced in 2020 - including the bushfire crisis and COVID-19 – Wave 2 of the Centre for Social ...

At what cost do we let our charities shut their doors?

29 March 2021
A few short weeks ago, I said goodbye to a beautiful soul and friend. I was with many others, including her husband and kids. Like many funerals, there was much ...

Media Release: Indigenous Voice and the co-design process - What does this mean for Indigenous Australians?

9 March 2021
While owning or managing almost 50 per cent of the continent, Indigenous Australians currently do not have a formal say over government policies that affect them. Indigenous Voice would offer ...

Outcomes Measurement Workshops

25 February 2021
Centre for Social Impact UWA's upcoming Outcomes Measurement Workshops: 27 & 28 May: Perth workshop ** Please read below for more information and if you have any questions get in ...

2021 scholarship recipients announced

22 February 2021
After a competitive application and review process we're so happy to be announcing the recipients of our 2021 scholarships who will each be supported financially in their studies with the ...

Media Release: Four major foundations have joined forces to create new leadership program for Australia’s for-purpose organisations

5 February 2021
Four major Australian foundations have announced they will be collaborating to create a national capacity-building and leadership program for current leaders in Australian for-purpose organisations. Social Impact Leadership Australia is ...

Media Release: CSI welcomes Emeritus Professor Colleen Hayward AM to the CSI Board

29 January 2021
The Centre for Social Impact is excited to announce the addition of Emeritus Professor Colleen Hayward AM to its Board. Professor Hayward is a senior Noongar woman with extensive family ...

Mozzies, ticks and parasites: A 2020 resilience wrap

18 December 2020
2020 has been a year like no other. It’s unlike any that many of us have experienced in our lifetimes (and hopefully one that we won’t experience again). We’ve literally ...

Media Release: New report on the health, social and economic shocks of 2020 to help for-purpose sector build back better

15 December 2020
:: Download the Pulse Report here :: The Centre for Social Impact (CSI) has today launched a detailed report of the impacts of the challenges faced in 2020, including the ...

CSI UNSW teaching team record another win

14 December 2020
At the recent UNSW Awards for Teaching Excellence, the Centre for Social Impact’s Social Entrepreneurship Practicum teaching team were thrilled to receive the Vice-Chancellor’s Award for ‘Programs that Enhance Learning ...

2020 CSI Staff Award recipients announced

11 December 2020
The Centre for Social Impact’s second annual staff awards have been announced today. Watch our video announcement with CSI's CEO, Professor Kristy Muir and read below about each recipient’s achievements ...

Media Release: New research explores a decade of reforms in the community services sector

9 December 2020
The Centre for Social Impact (CSI) and the Community Services Industry Alliance (CSIA) explore a decade of reform recommendations for the community services sector. The recent partnership explores how the ...

impact2020

20 November 2020
Over six weeks during April, May and June 2020 more than 5,000 people attended one or more of CSI's 35 hour-long impact2020 webinars, which covered a range of social impact topics ...

Addressing social issue areas in the context of COVID-19

23 October 2020
The Centre for Social Impact is producing a series of fact sheets to address specific social issue areas in the context of COVID-19. Fact Sheet Thirteen: Mental Health and COVID-19 ...

Media Release: Digital Inclusion Report warns of COVID impact

22 October 2020
The 2020 Australian Digital Inclusion Index (ADII), published today, shows that a high level of digital inequality persists in Australia with many groups continuing to miss out on the benefits ...

Media Release: Nation at risk of homelessness surge - National Monitor

19 October 2020
Australia’s homelessness rate is set to surge as short-term coronavirus income and housing protections are ended, according to the second Australian Homelessness Monitor released today. Pre-pandemic, homelessness had climbed by ...

Media Release: NSW Government COVID-19 responses underperform on homelessness and high school retention rates - new research

15 October 2020
New South Wales is faring better than its economic peers (based on GSP per Capita - QLD, VIC, SA, TAS) on overall social progress but is underperforming in its estimated ...

Media Release: ACT Government COVID-19 responses perform high on social progress across the board - new research

15 October 2020
The Australian Capital Territory fares best in the nation in terms of overall social progress according to the Centre for Social Impact’s (CSI) Australian Social Progress Index (ASPI), to be discussed ...

Media Release: Queensland performing well on environmental quality - underperforms on supporting basic human needs and opportunity

14 October 2020
Queensland is performing well on maintaining environmental quality, but is underperforming on overall social progress according to the Centre for Social Impact’s (CSI) Australian Social Progress Index (ASPI), to be discussed ...

Media Release: NT underperforms on social progress, making slow progress to achieving SDGs - new research

14 October 2020
The Northern Territory is underperforming across the board in terms of social progress compared to other Australian jurisdictions according to the Centre for Social Impact’s (CSI) Australian Social Progress Index (ASPI), ...

Media Release: WA performing low on social progress, but high on shelter - new research

14 October 2020
Western Australia is performing high on shelter and response to overcrowding despite low performance on overall social progress according to the Centre for Social Impact’s (CSI) Australian Social Progress Index (ASPI), ...

Media Release: Tasmania performing best in environmental quality, but underperforms in digital technology and higher education - new research

13 October 2020
Tasmania is reportedly performing best in the country for addressing Indigenous disparity in terms of out of home care, abuse substantiations and student attendance rate according to the Centre for ...

Media Release: South Australia performing in providing shelter and inclusive society, but vulnerable in basic medical care, water and sanitation - new research

13 October 2020
South Australia is performing better than its peers on social housing overcrowding, young people classified as NEET, and underutilisation of women in the workforce according to the Centre for Social ...

Media Release: Victoria performs high on personal safety, health and wellness, but COVID-19 response shows inequities in personal freedom and choice - new research

12 October 2020
Victoria is faring best in the nation in terms of community mental health, teen pregnancy, physical assaults and youth crime according to the Centre for Social Impact’s (CSI) Australian Social ...

Media Release: New social progress research paper benchmarks states’ and territories’ progress towards achieving Sustainable Development Goals

12 October 2020
The Centre for Social Impact (CSI) is holding a week-long series of webinars discussing new research that shows, for the first time, how social progress indicators can be used as ...

Budget Response - October 2020

9 October 2020
This response discusses how the key changes presented in September’s Federal Budget are likely to have an impact on different social issue areas; positive and negative. We explore how, while ...

Media Release: CSI secures Zurich and the Z Zurich Foundation to support research into mental health and wellbeing in a post-COVID environment

28 September 2020
The Centre for Social Impact today announced a new research project to explore and analyse the state of mental health and wellbeing systems in Australia in the shadow of COVID-19. ...

Shamal Dass: Making an everyday contribution

1 September 2020
This article is part of For the love of giving - a storytelling series featuring just some of the people who give to, work and volunteer in the Australian for-purpose ...

Danjoo Koorliny Walking Together Social Impact Festival 2020

24 August 2020
The second Danjoo Koorliny Walking Together Social Impact Summit was held in early August 2020 as the culmination of the Social Impact Festival's opening week (3rd - 9th). Starting with ...

CSI Swinburne welcomes three new adjuncts

21 August 2020
The Centre for Social Impact Swinburne were delighted to welcome three new adjuncts in early July 2020. Adjunct roles are honorary positions through which CSI acknowledges the leadership and contributions ...

Media Release: COVID-19 affects disadvantaged families more than others, study shows

21 August 2020
Families on low incomes have reported feeling depressed or anxious at twice the rates of the general community, according to the findings of a study into entrenched disadvantage in WA. ...

Congrats to our latest scholarship recipients!

20 August 2020
We're thrilled to announce that our judging panel have now selected the receipients of our Round 2, 2020 scholarships! We’re so pleased to be awarding our eight successful recipients from ...

Ten COVID leadership lessons

19 August 2020
Our CEO, Professor Kristy Muir, has put together her ten COVID leadership lessons. Watch the video below to hear Kristy's reflections. Ten COVID leadership lessons Care and compassion are king ...

Leaving a legacy: Swinburne Philanthropy Social Impact Alumni

17 August 2020
In 2004, one of the first intakes of students at Swinburne University’s Asia-Pacific Centre for Social Investment and Philanthropy (ACSI) hatched a plan to put the theory they had learnt ...

Media Release: Wellbeing plans needed to support teachers

11 August 2020
The Centre for Social Impact (CSI) has released a new policy response to COVID-19’s impact on Australian teachers, calling for a wellbeing plan to support teacher mental and emotional health ...

CSI UNSW welcomes Associate Professor Graham Brown

11 August 2020
The Centre for Social Impact has announced today that Associate Professor Graham Brown will join the team as the academic lead for Amplify and CSI UNSW’s evaluation programs. “We are ...

Media Release: Free practical business support for Victorian social enterprises

10 August 2020
The Centre for Social Impact (CSI) Swinburne’s Social Startup Studio has today announced free new clinics for Victorian social enterprises to support the sector following the devastating impacts of the ...

Media Release: New report calls for urgent reforms to support charities

3 August 2020
A new report launched today by Social Ventures Australia (SVA) and the Centre for Social Impact (CSI) calls for reforms to support the charity sector as post-COVID recovery partners – ...

Sally McGeoch: On a crusade in the social enterprise sector

23 July 2020
This article is part of For the love of giving - a storytelling series featuring just some of the people who give to, work and volunteer in the Australian for-purpose ...

Media Release: Economic focus of Government COVID-19 responses revealed by Social Progress Index

23 July 2020
A new fact sheet by the Centre for Social Impact (CSI) reveals the extent that social vulnerabilities are addressed by Australian federal and state governments’ policy responses to the COVID-19 ...

Media Release: New national research project to evaluate the state of the charity, not-for-profit and for-purpose sectors

19 July 2020
The Centre for Social Impact is inviting charity, not-for-profit and for-purpose leaders to participate in an Australian-first research project in the wake of COVID-19. The Centre for Social Impact has ...

Media Release: 12 million Australians concerned about their financial wellbeing as a result of COVID-19

16 July 2020
A new policy paper by the Centre for Social Impact highlights how effective Australian federal and state governments’ financial wellbeing have been in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. The ...

COVID-19 update from our CEO

16 July 2020
You may have seen recent news that UNSW Sydney is the latest university to announce job losses as part of its efforts to remain sustainable. COVID-19 has had a devastating ...

Investing in our social fabric or paying the price of social dislocation?

19 June 2020
Why we need to save Australian charities to win the war on COVID-19 By Professor Kristy Muir and Dr Ioana Ramia, Centre for Social Impact, UNSW Sydney The latest ABS ...

Media Release: New report forecasts dire financial future for charities in Australia

2 June 2020
A new report launched today by Social Ventures Australia (SVA) and the Centre for Social Impact (CSI) forecasts that more than 200,000 jobs in the charity sector could be lost ...

Media Release: Youth unemployment due to COVID-19 to have significant social impact on young people for years to come

26 May 2020
New policy paper by the Centre for Social Impact highlights the significant impact on youth unemployment since COVID-19 with social impacts to affect young people for years to come. The ...

Media Release: Charities must connect with their communities to survive

21 May 2020
Sector leaders have stressed that charities and not-for-profits must engage with their local communities to improve viability and growth following the impacts from COVID-19 and the bushfires. In today’s impact2020 ...

Economic Dignity: A way forward

19 May 2020
We turn to our principles to determine the best course of action when we are uncertain. Principles can bring clarity to complex situations and they can help us understand how ...

The value of charity and charities

18 May 2020
How do we ensure our charities' survival, contribution and rebuild in the wake of COVID-19? CEO Update - May 2020 by Professor Kristy Muir My Aunty Val passed away recently. ...

Media Release: National rapid-response research program to guide for-purpose sector through COVID-19

6 May 2020
The Centre for Social Impact (CSI) today announced the launch of a national research program: Pulse of the For-Purpose Sector & Building Back Better. This large, national program has multiple ...

Media release: Digital equality has never been more important – leading academics

29 April 2020
Governments, telcos must do more to halt a widening and deepening digital divide which threatens to generate serious social and economic harm post-COVID-19. Addressing personal and organisation digital inequality, particularly ...
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