A sample of our work

Key Service: Theory of change

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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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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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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.

https://ocav.com.au/app/uploads/2018/06/Living-Communities-Age-Well.pdf

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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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