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Reflections on the past five years

24 November 2021
These are strange times. All organisations should go through evolution, renewal, and refresh, and ensure they are always fit for purpose given the context and the needs of the world. ...

2021 CSI Staff Award recipients announced

23 November 2021
The Centre for Social Impact is delighted to announce the recipients of our third annual staff awards. The year has brought another period of significant change across Australia and we ...

Media Release: New research reveals continued strain for charities and social services after a “profoundly hard year”

18 November 2021
The Centre for Social Impact have today released the report from Wave 2 of their national Pulse of the For-Purpose Sector & Building Back Better survey, revealing significant challenges for ...

Distinguished Professor Jo Barraket heading to the Melbourne Social Equity Institute

26 October 2021
The Centre for Social Impact Swinburne has announced that Distinguished Professor Jo Barraket will be stepping down from her role as founding Director at the end of 2021, a role ...

Media Release: Digital inclusion improving nationally, but more to do on affordability and equal access

15 October 2021
The Australian Digital Inclusion Index 2021 (ADII), published today, shows digital inclusion at the national level is improving, but a substantial number of Australians remain excluded. With the ongoing COVID-19 ...

Media Release: New research finds untapped potential in mental health funding approach in Australia

7 October 2021
New research conducted by the Centre for Social Impact (CSI), in partnership with Zurich Financial Services Australia and the Z Zurich Foundation, has found that the current funding models for ...

Green Connect: Curating care packages

27 September 2021
With many of us subject to increased emotional, physical and financial stress related to lockdowns around Australia, it’s no secret that systemic cracks have left some more vulnerable than others. ...

Outcomes Measurement Workshops

17 September 2021
Centre for Social Impact UWA's 2022 workshop dates will be announced soon.For more information please get in touch with Mags at CSI UWA: margaret.ritchie@uwa.edu.au or +61 8 6488 5691. What ...

impact2021 webinar series

8 September 2021
The Centre for Social Impact is continuing on with the success of our impact2020 webinar series, with monthly webinars in 2021. Please take a look at our program info for ...

Giving hope: Housing our essential workers

16 August 2021
As housing prices in Australia have continued to rise exponentially, shutting many out of the market and forcing others to commute long distances, for essential workers - teachers, nurses, police ...

Media Release: Cycle of poverty and hardship too hard to break for many WA families

6 August 2021
Disadvantaged Western Australian families are increasingly being trapped in a cycle of poverty and hardship by the same system that is designed to support them in crisis, according to the ...

Statement from Kristy Muir

6 August 2021
Statement from CEO, Professor Kristy Muir – August 6, 2021 As CEO of CSI, I’m really proud to have led a cross-institutional team through significant transformation and achievements since January ...

CSI announces leadership changes

6 August 2021
Leadership changes at CSI: Professor Kristy Muir, CEO of CSI, announces her move to the Paul Ramsay Foundation  Muir to take the reins of the newly created Chief Alliances Officer ...

Media Release: Housing people experiencing homelessness during COVID-19 - new report release

4 August 2021
As Sydney once again considers how to protect people experiencing homelessness against COVID-19, a new research report evaluates the NSW Government’s provision of temporary accommodation to people sleeping rough in ...

Media Release: New report calls for coordinated action to address systemic financial inequality across Australia

15 July 2021
A new report from the Centre for Social Impact (CSI) at UNSW Sydney, calls for a coordinated response to address systemic factors that have created and continue to perpetuate financial ...

Media Release: CSI announce the first cohort of leaders selected to drive and amplify positive social change

12 July 2021
Today, the Centre for Social Impact (CSI) officially announces the first of five Social Impact Leadership Australia (SILA) program cohorts – a diverse group of 24 leaders and organisations who ...

Hotel Etico: Where holidays create opportunities and impact

1 July 2021
Not many hotels or hospitality venues have a guiding mission of shifting community perceptions of people with disability, but Hotel Etico, Australia’s first social enterprise hotel, is taking on the ...

CSI responds to the 2021 Federal Budget

13 May 2021
The Centre for Social Impact's response to the 2021 Federal Budget discusses how the key changes presented are likely to have an impact on different social issue areas; positive and ...

Is weathering the storm enough? Is this the society we aspire to?

12 May 2021
The Centre for Social Impact's CEO, Professor Kristy Muir, reflects on the 2021 Federal Budget. There was a lot of welcome news for the Australian economy in the Federal Government’s ...

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

10 May 2021
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 ...

Zero Project data reveals stark housing inequalities faced by Aboriginal people

5 May 2021
It takes almost twice as long for a homeless Aboriginal person on a priority list to be housed, as compared to a non-Aboriginal person, according to the latest data from Zero ...

Why leadership development is an investment in us, our organisations and the world we want to help create

27 April 2021
“We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.” I grew up thinking I was terrible at anything athletic, and academically ordinary. As an adult I ...

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 ...

100 Families WA update at Disrupted Festival

5 April 2021
Paying overdue bills, paying down loans and paying back family members – this is how family members within the 100 Families WA project had been using additional income from JobKeeper ...

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 ...

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
The Centre for Social Impact (CSI) has today launched a detailed report of the impacts of the challenges faced in 2020, including the bushfire crisis and COVID-19 – the first ...

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 ...
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