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July 2020


Where is your pulse at?
Hear from our CEO, Professor Kristy Muir on why we need you to complete our new Pulse of the For-Purpose Sector Survey: "Tell us how you’re going, where your pulse is at and what you need so we have the evidence to inform funding, policy and the future we all want to see."

> Watch Kristy's video


We need your help!
We are calling on CEOs and senior leaders of Australia's charities, NFPs, philanthropic foundations, community groups, social enterprises, and for-purpose organisations (of all sizes). We need 30 minutes of your time to help us keep track of the for-purpose sector on a national level, and over time. We need to better understand this sector and have robust longitudinal data so we can all build back better. Proudly supported by the Paul Ramsay Foundation.



Social Impact Festival
The Danjoo Koorliny Walking Together Social Impact Festival (3-9 Aug) is designed and led by Aboriginal leaders to help us all walk together towards 2029 and beyond. Regos are open, and you can now attend virtually as part of the summit.



COVID-19 fact sheets

Our two new fact sheets address financial wellbeing in the context of COVID-19, plus we've used the Social Progress Index to identify vulnerabilities in our community.

> Take a look at our fact sheets




Our upcoming impact2020 webinars cover a range of topics: Homelessness (3 Aug), Indigenous financial services (9 Sep) and the Australian Social Progress Index (12-16 Oct). We'd love to see you there!

Find out more and register



> Find out more about Swinburne's Philanthropy and Social Impact Alumni (SPSIA) group and their two $6,000 scholarships on offer.
> Learn from CSI's Aurora Elmes and other sector speakers in a SVA webinar on 30 July, about the role social enterprises can play in creating employment.
> Watch CSI's Dr Emma Lee on how business can provide economic power to communities and bridge cultural divides.
> A pilot program trialling workplace giving circles has been successfully evaluated by CSI Swinburne.


Meet Sally McGeoch - a Senior Advisor at Westpac Foundation who's on a crusade to support Australia's employment focused social enterprises. Sally has also just embarked on a PhD with CSI Swinburne.


Listen to the 'Business of...Ethical Leadership' with CSI's Professor Kristy Muir where she shares her research findings on the intersection of business and social impact, and provides advice for doing well and doing good.


We were happy to see CSI UNSW student Joe Kwon from Confit featured on The Project earlier this month, with CSI’s Dr Ali Walker. After a decade in prison, Joe established ConFit to help reduce the rates of recidivism.