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National scholarship recipients announced

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

Outcomes Measurement Workshops

17 May 2022
The Centre for Social Impact UWA's 2022 Outcomes Measurement Workshops have been announced: Melbourne: 14-15 July 2022 Perth: 8-9 September 2022 Online: 9-10 November What you'll get from the course: ...

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 ...

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 ...
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