Print Icon

June 2020


Investing in our social fabric or paying the price of social distancing?
We need charities to be partners in recovery, not COVID casualties. The cost of social dislocation is too high and the benefits of investing in our social and economic fabric, too great.

> Read the opionion piece by Prof Kristy Muir and Dr Ioana Ramia



New report forecasts job losses in charity sector
A new report launched by CSI and Social Ventures Australia forecasts more than 200,000 jobs could be lost as a result of the COVID-19 crisis if financial supports end in October.

> Register for our upcoming impact2020 webinar about the report, with Prof Kristy Muir, Suzie Riddell and special guests


It's a wrap on impact2020

Over six weeks during April, May and June nearly 5,000 people attended one or more of our 35 social impact webinars, as part of our first impact2020 series.

Watch the webinar recordings



Study social impact
If you've been considering developing your knowledge and skills in social impact you might like to consider a Graduate Certificate, Diploma or MBA with the Centre for Social Impact. Thanks to our generous donors we also have scholarships available.



Have you seen our fact sheets?

We've been producing a series of fact sheets to address specific social issue areas in the context of COVID-19, including homelessness, social connection, youth unemployment and more.

> Download the fact sheets



Remembering Dr Christopher Baker
It is with great sadness that CSI acknowledges the passing of our friend, alumnus and former colleague, Dr Christopher Baker.

Remember Christopher


> CSI's Dr Emma Lee (pictured left) has joined the National Co-Design Group for Indigenous voice

> Are you a provider in the NDIS? Help our researchers by telling us about your progress and challenges in this survey

> The 50 Lives 50 Homes Third Evaluation Report has been released

> CSI's Dr Ariella Meltzer recently presented a webinar on information accessbility for people with disability



'Time to dig deep for those who haven't had a good crisis', Ross Gittins, SMH: "...apart from social distancing’s disruption of volunteering and fundraising events, donations always suffer when economic times are tough."


Take the opportunity to 'lift your gaze' during our highly regarded 2-day Governance for Social Impact course for Board Directors coming up in Melbourne (September) and Sydney (October). Scholarships are also available.


David Gonski AC and Prof Peter Shergold AC are names synonymous with social impact and education, and we were lucky to have both as guests, with our CEO Prof Kristy Muir, in the impact2020 webinar, 'The future of education'.