Insights

We believe the only way to make the world a better place is through a genuine commitment to collaboration and continuous improvement.

Our team is committed to bring you the latest insights from the field, to share our learnings and tools and to show case inspirational stories of social impact in action.

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Five key steps to becoming impact-led in the new environment
20 May 2020

Five key steps to becoming impact-led in the new environment

Every organisation can become more impact-led, and these are five key steps that will assist your group become more purpose- focused, responsive, effective... read more

How community organisations can harness the disruption of Covid-19 to shine
20 May 2020

How community organisations can harness the disruption of Covid-19 to shine

Think Impact director Suzi Young explains why the coronavirus crisis is an opportunity for the community sector to take centre stage in rebuilding our soci... read more

Giving Tuesday – A global campaign celebrating generosity
5 February 2020

Giving Tuesday – A global campaign celebrating generosity

Giving Tuesday is a global campaign that creates a platform to bring people together in a concentrated day of 'giving' to support initiatives that are doin... read more

So you want to be an SVI Practitioner?
5 February 2020

So you want to be an SVI Practitioner?

There was even more reason for the Think Impact team to celebrate on Christmas Eve 2019, with team members Matt Gidman and Natasha Rees receiving notificat... read more

Constructive hope in a time of crisis
3 February 2020

Constructive hope in a time of crisis

We are experiencing a devastating fire season across Australia. Lives have been lost, people are still missing, native animals and plants have been wiped o... read more

Social Impact going mainstream
3 February 2020

Social Impact going mainstream

What are the challenges and opportunities to integrate social impact and social value into mainstream thinking? This was a central theme of the 2019 annual... read more

The one powerful gift that keeps on giving
3 December 2019

The one powerful gift that keeps on giving

As we head towards the end of another year it’s easy to get caught up in the silly season and the focus on consumption and material giving. We’re surrounde... read more

Rethinking Theory of Change
1 November 2019

Rethinking Theory of Change

A theory of change is your hypothesis of how your activity will lead to the intended impact that you are seeking to achieve. But have you ever been frustra... read more

When listening to stakeholders does your head in
25 October 2019

When listening to stakeholders does your head in

A "materiality approach” can address competing stakeholder expectations by assessing what’s most important for your organisation, writes Amanda Nuttall.... read more

"How evaluation can kill people" Why we can’t keep evaluating to justify
1 December 2018

"How evaluation can kill people" Why we can’t keep evaluating to justify

Suicide, family violence, homelessness, inter-generational poverty: they are all huge social battles that place grantmakers on the frontline of life-and-de... read more