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Social Ventures Australia brings together leaders to contribute to Australia’s first Impact at Scale framework

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This week, the Social Ventures Australia (SVA) Impact at Scale Summit brought together over a hundred of the region’s social sector, government, and social funding leaders with the aim of creating a solution to achieving impact at scale in Australia.  

SVA, with the support of the AMP Foundation and the Paul Ramsay Foundation, is investigating one of the biggest challenges in the social sector – what it takes to create impact at scale in Australia – the results of which will be shared in a new white paper due to be released later this year.  

During the Summit, SVA shared its emerging perspectives on the topic to test and build on. Through a series of interactive keynotes, panel discussions, and working sessions, the experiences of the attending leaders were shared and discussed.  

 “By bringing together the leaders driving social impact, we have been able to share, and stress test our perspectives on impact and scale while listening to new ideas and different experiences,” said SVA CEO Suzie Riddell.  

“We are proud that our Impact at Scale white paper is being developed in partnership with the social sector leaders from across the region because together we will achieve better collective outcomes.” 

Riddell highlighted that their goal that this framework lays the foundations for work that will transform more lives, strengthen communities, and create lasting change.  

According to the CEO, Inequality continues to increase in Australia, so it has never been more important to ensure that we are doing everything in our power to support the people and communities getting left behind. According to the Australia Institute, 90% of Australians received just 7% of economic growth per person since 2009.   

“In our work at SVA, we have seen many brilliant solutions that make a real difference to people living with disadvantage, but scaling any initiative is complex, and success is dependent on a multitude of factors,” added Riddell.  

“Our white paper aims to better understand the process and help organisations understand the enablers and barriers, navigate the complexities, and learn from other initiatives in order to have the best opportunity to reach more people with positive outcomes.”  

To access a copy of the whitepaper once it is finalised register here: 

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Menchie Khairuddin is a writer Deputy Content Manager at Akolade and content producer for Third Sector News. She is passionate about social affairs specifically in mixed, multicultural heritage and not-for-profit organisations.


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