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Welcome to the March 2017 edition of Impact in Your Inbox: e-news for the Centre for Social Impact at The University of Western Australia.

In this issue:

  • Submissions now open for the Social Impact Festival 2017!
  • The Social Impact Festival 2016 makes global top 100 examples of innovative business school initiatives
  • Satisfy your curiosity and learn more about social impact from our alumni on 5 April
  • Enrol now for the Graduate Certificate in Social Impact and start studying in second trimester 2017
  • CSI UWA research influenced $1 million investment in professional development for not-for-profit staff
  • CSI UWA research informs policy advocacy for WA peak bodies
  • Have your say in the 2017 Bankwest Foundation Social Impact Series Outcomes Measurement  in the Western Australian Community Sector Survey
EVENTS & OPPORTUNITIES

SUBMIT YOUR FESTIVAL IDEAS NOW!

Are you a purpose-driven individual or organisation making positive social impact happen?

Do you have cutting-edge knowledge, ideas or experiences to share?


If you're answering yes, we want to hear from you! Make your submission by Friday 28 April to be part of the Social Impact Festival 2017.




Academic and industry experts are sought for seminars, lectures and panels in Impact School on 19, 21 or 26 July. All the details including dates and themes are available with the submission form below.


Submit a paper for Impact School.



We are looking for for-purpose organisations and innovative spaces around Perth to open their doors to the public in the Social Impact Open House on Monday 24 July. It's your chance to show off your space and demonstrate how it's helping to generate positive social impact.


Make a submission for Social Impact Open House.



Impact Sparker Events are events hosted by other organisations and groups that can spark positive social impact wherever they are. Events could include workshops, round table events, Q&A sessions, launches, and so on. We hope to see impact sparked not just in WA, but all over the world!


Make a submission for an Impact Sparker Event.


The Impact Gallery will pop up in the Perth CBD on 20, 25 & 27 July, offering opportunities for the general public to observe and experience social impact through a variety of formats (e.g. visual art, performances, activities, demonstrations or video). We're looking for hosts to exhibit something in the gallery on one or more of the days.


Make a submission for the Impact Gallery.



Want to demonstrate your commitment to creating positive social change through sponsorship? Check out the
sponsor pack and get in touch.



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CALL FOR SOCIAL BUSINESS FOUNDERS

If you are a founder of a social business, apply now for the chance to pitch at the Impact Seed Pitch-Event on 27 July. You can also gain promotion, local opportunities for support and invaluable feedback from experts. All shortlisted applicants will receive support from the Impact Seed team to refine their pitch and social business model. Submission deadline is 30 April.
2016 FESTIVAL MAKES GLOBAL TOP 100 LIST

The Social Impact Festival 2016 was featured in a campaign beginning in January this year that listed 100 ways business schools around the world are developing innovative ideas for sustainability, particularly focusing on the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals. The festival was featured on Day 13 and can also be found on the PRiMEtime blog.
EDUCATION NEWS
 
ENROL NOW FOR THE GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN SOCIAL IMPACT

You have until 17 April to apply for the Graduate Certificate in Social Impact (GCSI) and get started in Trimester 2 this year! The GCSI is a unique postgraduate course for anyone passionate about addressing systemic and complex social issues, no matter what your sector or role. In just four units, it covers a vast range of concepts from social innovation and design to impact investing and measurement, collaboration models and leadership. It articulates into an MBA, and individual units can be taken as MBA electives.

Find out more and apply now! Look for 'Graduate Certificate in Social Impact' in the list and follow the prompts.

Want to speak to someone about the course? Let us know.
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR GRADUATES
 
Congratulations to all our graduates of the Graduate Certificate in Social Impact and Master of Business Administration!  Congratulations also to Honours student Jaron de Klerk who completed his thesis 'Learning to be a Leader: Professional Development in the Not-for-Profit Sector' under the supervision of CSI UWA Research Assistant Professor Ramon Wenzel.
ALUMNUS DWAYNE MALLARD FEATURED IN 100 DAYS OF DEADLY MOB

Alumnus of the Graduate Certificate in Social Impact Dwayne Mallard was recently featured in the Facebook campaign 100 Days of Deadly Mob. The campaign, started on 31 August 2016, has showcased the inspirational stories of 100 talented and passionate Indigenous people in Western Australia. Read Dwayne's story and others at 100 Days of Deadly Mob on Facebook
RESEARCH NEWS
RESEARCH LINKED TO NEW NFP GRANTS PROGRAM

The research program 'Learning for Purpose', led by CSI UWA Research Assistant Professor Ramon Wenzel, was quoted in the announcement of a grants program for professional development in not-for-profit organisations. The Discretionary Grants Committee of the Australian Executor Trustees has committed $1 million in grants over three years to South-Australian based organisations that invest in their people. The research highlights the need for not-for-profit organisations to invest in their people so as to attract and retain key talent in a future of unprecedented change. Read more at Fundraising & Philanthropy Magazine online.
CSI UWA RESEARCH INFORMS POLICY ADVOCACY 

Peak bodies Shelter WA, Cancer Council WA, and the WA Association for Mental Health have quoted research conducted by CSI UWA researchers in advocacy leading up to the recent WA election. Watch videos by Shelter WA and Cancer Council WA featuring Associate Professor Lisa Wood, and read the WAAMH report.
MEASURING THE IMPACT OF RUAH'S 50 LIVES 50 HOMES

WA-based community services organisation Ruah has commissioned CSI UWA to conduct an evaluation of their 50 Lives 50 Homes program, tracking longitudinal changes. The overall aim of 50 Lives 50 Homes is to sustainably house 50 of the most vulnerable rough sleepers in Perth. The mixed methods evaluation will draw on Perth registry week homelessness data, Homeless Healthcare and RPH data, client interviews, case studies, economic analyses, and social network mapping of partner engagement to examine impact on housing, health and well-being outcomes.
HAVE YOUR SAY ABOUT OUTCOMES MEASUREMENT

The second annual Outcomes Measurement in the Western Australian Community Sector Survey is live! Results from the survey will be used to further shed light on outcomes measurement practice, including barriers and challenges to measurement, as well as tracking progress over the past year. If you are working in an NFP, keep an eye out for it in your inbox or ask your resident ACNC reporter for more info. The report will be published on the Bankwest Foundation website in late July.
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