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Skyline Education Foundation

Realising potentially lost talent: A Social Return on Investment (SROI) evaluation

Skyline Education Foundation
Melbourne | 2019

Key Achievements

  • Nominated for an Excellence in Social Impact Measurement Award – 2019 Social Impact Measurement Network Australia (SIMNA) Awards

Realising potentially lost talent: A Social Return on Investment (SROI) evaluation

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Lort Smith

Parkville Youth Justice Precinct – pet therapy pilot evaluation

Lort Smith
Melbourne | 2019

Key Achievements

  • 2019 VicHealth Award finalist. The VicHealth Awards are the state’s accolade for health promotion, recognising the efforts of local grassroots projects to state-wide campaigns and everything in between.

Parkville Youth Justice Precinct – pet therapy pilot evaluation

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Global Compact Network Australia

Guides to the Sustainable Development Goals ‘Every Australian’s business’

Global Compact Network Australia
Melbourne | 2019

Building on our existing relationship, the Global Compact Network Australia (GCNA) engaged Think Impact to develop two guides to support Australian businesses, their leaders and employees, to better understand and take action to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Titled 'Every Australian's Business', the guides provide practical insights from Australian companies leading in their commitments and actions to sustainable business, demonstrating the power of the SDGs to unlock business opportunities and drive sustainable innovation that benefits people and the planet.

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Community Housing Industry Association of Victoria

Community housing sector outcomes framework

Community Housing Industry Association of Victoria
Melbourne | 2019

We have developed a sector-wide outcomes framework to support the community housing sector to evidence the impact created when people are provided safe, secure and affordable housing on which to build their lives.

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Testimonials

The SDG guides are an asset for corporate Australia, and Think Impact can be proud that they have developed resources that businesses can use to improve not only sustainable business practices, but society as a whole.

CORINNE SCHOC, SENIOR ADVISOR | GLOBAL COMPACT NETWORK AUSTRALIA

Not only did they deliver a high-quality report, they provided me with important professional development on theory of change, outcomes and indicator selection. I would highly recommend working with Think Impact if you are interested to understand what you do, why you do it, and most importantly to measure and describe the impact of your work.

Ariel Valent, Portfolio Lead, Social Impact and Investment | City of Melbourne

The team at Think Impact have been fantastic to work with. They came to us enthusiastically and with open minds to our project and the requirements of our work. They are a well organised and reliable group with an evident passion for social value and leaving positive legacies in our communities.

Ailish Ryan, Sustainability Advisor | Cross Yarra Partnership

My thanks for a great presentation last evening, we are so impressed by the rigour of your work and your high level of professionalism. The report is immensely valuable and will be a critical tool for us as we embark on our growth journey. Thank you for all you have done to support us to realise the potential of our Skyline students.

Jane Sydenham-Clarke, Chief Executive Officer | Skyline Education Foundation Australia

For two years, their professionalism, insight and support was nothing short of exceptional. They were always able to draw the relevant information out of our heads, reinterpret, and produce a body of work with clear direction & tangible actions. They had an innate ability to encapsulate our views & values and truly took the time to listen and really "got us." Highly recommend for any NFP/social enterprise looking to engage a first-class consulting service.

Nick Pearce, CEO | HoMIe
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Foundation for Young Australians and YLab Studios

Impact storytelling through film #mywalkhome

Foundation for Young Australians and YLab Studios
Melbourne | 2019

Developed by YLab studios, the Impact storytelling project is an initiative of the Foundation for Young Australians (FYA) to deliver training and support to young people working on gender equity projects in Victoria.

Think Impact were engaged to develop a two-part evaluation; firstly to measure the impact of training on young people’s communication and storytelling skills and the effect on their ability and confidence to collaborate as a network of change makers.

The second part of the evaluation focused on the impact of the film produced by the young people on it target audiences; including its content and themes and potential to spark state-wide conversation and behaviour change.

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Seniors Rights Victoria

Action research on Elder Abuse Prevention Networks

Seniors Rights Victoria
Melbourne | 2019

We undertook research during 2017 and 2018 to inform the operation of five Elder Abuse Prevention Networks established across Victoria. We conducted action research with the community, health and justice organisations, as well as their communities, forming the networks to understand more about the drivers of elder abuse, how it can be prevented (primary prevention) and the role of place-based networks in prevention.

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City of Melbourne

Social Innovation Partnerships Shared outcomes framework and implementation plan

City of Melbourne
Melbourne | 2019

The City of Melbourne engaged Think Impact to develop a shared measurement evaluation framework to enable greater understanding of the overall impact of the City of Melbourne's investment in Social Innovation Partnerships. The evaluation framework has created a model for shared measurement to capture the change being created for organisations, for people and for communities collectively across a diverse mix of projects.

Thirteen Social Innovation Partnership projects were selected in the first two-year funding round to receive a maximum of $80K funding per year.

Projects span a diverse range of initiatives; however, they share common ground in seeking to provide innovative solutions to tackle big social issues at a local level including entrenched disadvantage, disengagement and social exclusion.

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Centre for Participation

Evaluation of the Good Governance program

Centre for Participation
Horsham, VIC | 2019

This organisation is a leader in supporting volunteering, community education and social participation across western Victoria. We work closely with them on volunteerism research, program evaluation, indigenous program support, training, community governance and much more.

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City of Parramatta

Socially Sustainable Indicator Framework

City of Parramatta
Sydney | 2018

Key Achievements

  • Innovation in Social Impact Measurement Award – 2019 Social Impact Measurement Network Australia (SIMNA) Awards
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Les Twentyman Foundation

Evaluations and strategic advice

Les Twentyman Foundation
Melbourne | 2018

We worked with the foundation to ascertain the social impact of its programs assisting Melbourne’s homeless, disconnected and at-risk young people to create one of the first SROI evaluations on film.

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Australian Red Cross

Impact-led organisational transformation

Australian Red Cross
Melbourne | 2018

We are trusted advisors to the Australian Red Cross and worked with them as they socialised and embedded an impact-led strategy. We worked across the organisation to enable a high performing culture that evidences impact, evaluates outcomes performance and mobilises resources to create enduring change in some of the most complex social challenges.

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Department of Education and Training Victoria

Grampians Pathways and Partnerships Project

Department of Education and Training Victoria
Melbourne | 2017

We have developed toolkits to support LearnLocal organisations to develop an “impact-led co-design” approach to developing pathways for community learners and tools to measure their progress.

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Women's Property Initiatives

Social Return on Investment (SROI) evaluation

Women's Property Initiatives
Melbourne | 2016

Key Achievements

  • Excellence in Social Impact Measurement Award – 2017 Social Impact Measurement Network Australia (SIMNA) Awards

Key Services
Social Return on Investment (SROI)

We completed a Social Return on Investment evaluation examining the social value of providing secure housing for women and children at risk of homelessness. The report was independently assured by Social Value International and demonstrated how housing contributes to tenants' ability to rebuild their lives and overcome their vulnerability and disadvantage.

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Old Colonists’ Association of Victoria

A unique business model providing safe and affordable living for older Victorians

Old Colonists’ Association of Victoria
Melbourne | 2017

Key Achievements

  • Supporting OCAV to demonstrate the financial sustainability of its model to funders

Think Impact conducted a Social Return on Investment analysis in 2017 of the economic and social impacts of the retirement villages operated by the OCAV. The analysis found that for every $1 invested in OCAV, $7.41 of value is created. This value consists of the benefits of OCAV’s continuum of housing and care for the residents and their family members, and the downstream economic savings to government due the improved quality of life for residents and delayed entry to aged care.

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