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August 2020


The overlooked rule of economic recovery: don't take charities for granted
"There will be no silver bullet to recovery, but there are some areas of focus that can help us build back better, stronger, and faster. The charity and not-for-profit sector is high on that list...they are major economic players."



Danjoo Koorliny Walking Together continues
The Danjoo Koorliny Walking Together Social Impact Summit was held earlier this month, bringing together people from across WA and virtually. It was a time to reflect on what has shifted in the last year and to focus on the year(s) ahead. 

> Register for the Festival's next event tonight (Monday 24 Aug): Uluru Statement from the heart update


Supporting CSI students

Congratulations to our latest scholarship recipients - eight changemakers from across Australia (including James Hardiman, pictured) who have been awarded $5,000 each to support them in their studies with CSI. A big thanks to our donors too who have made these scholarships possible.

Learn more about scholarships



COVID-19 affects disadvantaged families more than others

The only available report to examine the affects of COVID-19 on families, already in hardship, has been launched by CSI UWA and its collaborative partners as part of the ongoing 100 Families WA project.

Read more about the research



Know your impact

Centre for Social Impact UWA is running a 2-day online Outcomes Measurement Workshop on 15-16 September. Limited participant numbers, peer to peer learning and practical tools are on offer.

> Register now



Free support for Victorian social enterprises
Our CSI Swinburne Social Startup Studio team have launched 'The Clinics' to offer up to 16 hours of one-on-one advice to Victorian social enterprises impacted by the bushfires and COVID-19. Social enterprise advisors are also being recruited.



Both the government and not-for-profit sectors need a paradigm shift in terms of how they think about addressing key social issues as Australia grapples with COVID-19, according to research from CSI UNSW.


Upcoming impact2020 webinars: Understanding & designing Indigenous financial services (9 Sep) / Mapping government responses to COVID-19 using the Australian Social Progress Index (12-16 Oct).


The Swinburne Philanthropy Social Impact Alumni group are working to grow the CSI Swinburne alumni network and are currently offering two $6,000 scholarships to CSI students. Applications close on 31 Aug.