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日期: 2011年1月27日,星期四,下午12:19

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Social Ventures Australia

January 2011 eNewsletter
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Social Ventures Australia (SVA) invests in social change by helping increase the impact and build the sustainability of those in the social sector. Our investments are focused on high potential organisations that are fostering solutions to some of the most pressing challenges facing our community.
An evening with Sir Ronald Cohen
Ronald Cohen On Monday 13 December Macquarie Group Foundation, The Centre for Social Impact, Ecotrust Australia and SVA hosted an evening with Sir Ronald Cohen. Sir Ronald Cohen is one of Europe´s earliest and leading private-equity investors, and served as Chair of the Social Investment Taskforce, which was established around 2000/01 to advise the Labour Government on ways to stimulate investment in social finance initiatives in the UK. The evening´s discussion covered a broad range of topics with Sir Ronald sharing some important insights into the world of social investment and exploring how social finance will develop in the future.

Click here to read the entire article.

Expanding support to social enterprises
Food Connect packing team The number of employment projects supported by SVA significantly increased in 2010, a rise which looks set to continue into 2011. SVA is currently supporting and investing in 16 social enterprises, through three projects; the Supporting Social Enterprises Project (SSEP) funded by the Australian Government, and the Queensland Inclusive Social Enterprises Project (QISEP) and the Youth Enterprises Partnership Project (YEP), both funded by the Queensland Government, Department of Communities.

Each of the 16 social enterprises offer long-term employment opportunities to people previously excluded from the labour market. These people include ex-offenders, people with a disability or mental illness, refugees, Indigenous people or vulnerable young people.

SVA has invested a total of $2,552,320 in these 16 social enterprises. In turn, the enterprises are expected to create a total of 234 jobs, with 100 created to date.

Learn more about each of SVA´s currently supported social enterprises.

SVA Consulting complete nationwide workshop tour for Perpetual Foundation
Lisa Rudner - Perpetual Works Through their experience of reviewing thousands of funding applications, the Perpetual Foundation observed that many non-profit organisations found it difficult to respond to questions around the measurement and evaluation of their programs.

To help address this challenge, the Perpetual Foundation worked with SVA Consulting to design a measurement and evaluation education package which they would deliver, free of charge, to invited non-profit organisations across the country.

One hundred and forty participants from over 50 non-profit organisations from the environment, arts, health, youth and ageing (amongst others) sectors attended the workshops, which were held across five states in October and November 2010.

Read the full workshop series article.

Ronnie´s Succulent Snails
Ronnies Succulent Snails A social enterprise supported by the ACT Social Enterprise Hub, Ronnie´s Succulent Snails , has enjoyed a slew of media attention over the past few months, throwing the spotlight on an innovative social enterprise supporting one young man with a rewarding small business eminently suited to his particular needs.

Ronnie Lawrence, 22, has a mild intellectual disability and chronic epileptic condition, requiring him to spend lots of time at home. Ronnie´s Mum, Mirinda, was looking for a small business idea that would allow Ronnie to use his considerable talents, but which would be flexible for his situation. A backyard snail business was the perfect solution.

Meet Ronnie and his Succulent Snails.

An Englishman in New York (and San Francisco and London…)
Duncan Peppercorn Duncan Peppercorn, Head of SVA Consulting, is the latest SVA staff member to contribute to our Heart of the Matter series. With the support of the Macquarie Group Foundation Duncan undertook a study trip to the US and Europe in mid-2010 to meet with more established overseas organisations from whom SVA might learn more about consulting to the non-profit sector.

Duncan´s time with organisations like East London Business Alliance, Hope Program, Jumpstart, FSG-Impact, Bridgespan, Monitor Group and New Philanthropy Capital will bring invaluable insights to the SVA Consulting team.

Duncan shares his story here.

SVA End of Year Event
SVA End of Year Event An end of year gathering was held by SVA to thank the many people who work tirelessly to make real social change a reality in Australia. It was a valuable opportunity to reflect on the successes of the past year, learn about the new direction for SVA and be updated on the current phase of work being undertaken to improve the education and employment levels of thousands of Australia´s most disadvantaged people. Speakers on the night included Michael Traill AM, Chris Boys and panelists Michael Combs Career Trackers, Carla McGrath AIME and Duncan Peppercorn from SVA Consulting.

SVA would like to thank the AMP Foundation who generously provided the venue for the event.

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