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Media Release: Four out of five community charities struggled with increased demand throughout the pandemic

21 September 2022
A new report by the Centre for Social Impact (CSI) and Social Ventures Australia (SVA) outlines recommendations for sustainable government support of the charity sector - following findings that four ...

Media Release: Giving by Australia’s wealthiest lags in comparison to rise in wealth; new research findings

29 August 2022
The Centre for Social Impact’s Australian-first report investigating trends in Australian income, wealth and philanthropic giving has found that, while top-end wealth has risen significantly in recent years, giving - ...

Media Release: Violence, heart disease, frostbite - Study finds more demand for homeless help

2 August 2022
Research by The University of Western Australia’s Centre for Social Impact has found 85 per cent of women experiencing homelessness have been attacked in the past two years in a ...

Media Release: Second cohort of Vic and Tas for-purpose CEOs selected for innovative leadership program

24 July 2022
Twenty-four not-for-profit leaders have been announced today as participants in the second cohort of the Social Impact Leadership Australia (SILA) Program – a five-year $9.6 million capacity building and leadership ...

Media Release: New First Nations scholarship at UNSW Business School for social impact post-grad studies

22 June 2022
The Centre for Social Impact (CSI) has announced an exciting new opportunity for a First Nations student to study its MBAx (Social Impact) postgrad degree on a fully funded scholarship. ...

World Music Café: Building multicultural lives in Australia

21 June 2022
When people from refugee or migrant backgrounds move to Australia, finding employment can often be their biggest challenge in being able to participate and flourish in our community.   Some ...

Latest CSI scholarship recipients announced

15 June 2022
We’re very happy to announce the recipients of our latest scholarships!We received many high quality applications from a broad range of people - each aspiring to have a positive impact ...

Information as liberation: Bidwill Uniting and Amplify Online

14 June 2022
An organisation’s ability to quantitatively measure and understand their social impact has historically been a privilege; a complex and expensive exercise, often taking at least one year and at times ...

Outcomes Measurement Workshops

17 May 2022
The Centre for Social Impact UWA's next Outcomes Measurement Workshop is being held on 9 & 10 November (online).> Register for the workshop For more information please get in touch ...

Media Release: Centre for Social Impact releases crucial social equity recommendations ahead of upcoming election

28 April 2022
Ahead of the upcoming federal election, the Centre for Social Impact (CSI) has developed a series of briefing papers covering key social inequities that need investment and policy reform. Based ...

Media Release: Public policy leader Arminé Nalbandian named CEO of Centre for Social Impact

22 April 2022
Centre for Social Impact (CSI) has announced public policy leader Arminé Nalbandian as its new Chief Executive Officer, following her most recent role as Deputy Chief of Staff and Director ...

Media Release: Paying what it takes: report warns many funders failing to cover not-for-profits’ actual costs

24 March 2022
Australian charities are being hamstrung by a lack of funding for their core operational needs, severely affecting their ability to deliver frontline services to Australians living with disadvantage. A new ...

Media Release: New world-first online research tool to provide $300m benefit to Australian social impact sector

15 March 2022
Amplify Social Impact Online (Amplify Online) is a ground-breaking initiative developed over three years by a team of researchers: the first consistent, evidence-backed, free-to-use impact measurement tool for the Australian ...

Media Release: Centre for Social Impact expands to South Australia with addition of new CSI Flinders centre

22 February 2022
The Centre for Social Impact (CSI) has announced that Flinders University in South Australia has become its fourth university partner, joining UNSW, The University of Western Australia and Swinburne University ...

Media Release: Two-year study identifies best practice and policy needed to remove education inequities in post-pandemic Australia

16 February 2022
A new report published today by the Centre for Social Impact (CSI) examines key drivers of inequity within Australia’s educational system and the impacts on students, and provides recommendations on ...

Media Release: Homelessness in Australia can be ended by commitment from governments, new report finds

7 February 2022
On 7 February, the Centre for Social Impact (CSI), the Australian Alliance to End Homelessness (AAEH) and Neami National will launch a comprehensive new report in a public webinar that ...

New grant to boost women entrepreneurs in the Tasmanian agri-food industry

4 February 2022
Around a crowded table in North-West Tasmania, a group of women are animatedly discussing the pros and cons of cheese packaging. Will the cheese travel well? How can we get ...

Media Release: Innovative leadership program now open to for-purpose CEOs in Victoria and Tasmania

3 February 2022
Applications for the second cohort of the five-year Social Impact Leadership Australia (SILA) Program have launched today, with the aim of bringing together for-purpose leaders from Victoria and Tasmania over ...

Media Release: Community service organisations concerned funding and technology shortfalls will halt new service innovations

14 December 2021
Community organisations are concerned that a lack of flexible funding and investment in technology and training will force them to discontinue many of the successful service innovations offered to clients ...

impact2021 webinar series

29 November 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 ...

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 ...
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