Join us at the upcoming Impact Investment Summit !

Impact Investment Readiness Workshop We have curated an applied, interactive look under the hood at the investment readiness journey, designed for not-for-profits and social entrepreneurs seeking impact investment capital now or in the future. This 2.5 hour session will be facilitated by Matt Knopp, Director of Eastside Primetimers UK and a Senior Enterprise Adviser at the Social Impact Hub. Bruce Muirhead, Founder of MindHive, will share his investment readiness journey and Jenny Ziegner, Program & Business Development Manager, Impact Investment … Read More

Fanny FontaineJoin us at the upcoming Impact Investment Summit !

Impact Investing Hub live deals library launched

Raising awareness of impact investing opportunities in Australia In an Australian first, the Impact Investing Hub has today launched the Current Deals Library, listing live impact investment opportunities on one portal to connect investors and investees in this growing market. The Australian Financial Review featured the database in both the print edition (see below) and the online edition – Impact investing database hopes to increase sector’s pulling power.   The site is open to the public, and can be used … Read More

Jessica RothImpact Investing Hub live deals library launched

Meet our Community Members: sameview

Being a father of a child with disability motivated Danny Hui to create sameview, an app that enables easier and better disability care coordination. Tell us a bit about sameview and how this project came to life. In our family we have 3 children and our youngest son Monty lives with disability. In the early days, we struggled with coordinating his care. Monty’s team involves more than 20 people but none of these amazing people were talking to each other: … Read More

Fanny FontaineMeet our Community Members: sameview

Ignite Impact

We’re excited to present 3 Masterclasses that we will run in October as part of the Spark Festival, Australia’s largest gathering of innovators, entrepreneurs and startups.   1. FUTURE-PROOFING BUSINESS Curious about how social intrapreneurship and social enterprise can drive corporate innovation? You will get a chance to hear from the experiences of Alex Feher (Culture Works), Richard Schutte (NAB), Daniel Murray (IAG Foundation), and Mahesh Roy (Macquarie Bank). Register now to discover how these business leaders have used purpose … Read More

Jessica RothIgnite Impact

Meet our Community Members: Culture Works

Alex Feher started Culture Works in 2007 to help leaders create organisations where people love to work. Culture Works specialises in steering leaders towards defining their organisation’s purpose and values while ensuring that employees are aligned. Tell us a bit about Culture Works and how your business helps to create positive impact. It’s well known that one of the key factors in long-term sustainability and success for organisations is employees being aligned with the values and purpose of an organisation. … Read More

AllisonMeet our Community Members: Culture Works

Meet our Community Members: Careseekers

Personal experience prompted Marissa and Lauren to start Careseekers – an online marketplace for in-home carers. Read about their journey to help address a real need in our society. Tell us a bit about Careseekers and how the idea came about. Careseekers is an online marketplace connecting people needing in-home care with care workers who are qualified and available to work. Our grandparents were adamant about staying at home, but finding the right care for them was challenging. Agency care was … Read More

AllisonMeet our Community Members: Careseekers

Young Australians: More than just skinny jeans and tight pockets? – Emerging Trends in Workplace Giving

New Australian research examines the giving habits of young Australians at work By Evelyn Liu, Henry Wells, Connor Taylor, Tiago Schmidt and Fiona Siu Workplace Giving, the all-encompassing definition for contributions of money, time, skills and in-kind support donated by employees of an organisation to a charity or social cause,[1] is a familiar concept to most Australians. Annually Australians donate more than $90 million through Workplace Giving Programs (WGPs). However, studies suggest staff participation and firm engagement with WGPs has … Read More

Hannah ZhangYoung Australians: More than just skinny jeans and tight pockets? – Emerging Trends in Workplace Giving

A real life Toy Story

By Aaryn Lally, Jeffrey Yuan, Jiefei Wang, Kevin Seim and Michelle Jan Did you ever have a favourite childhood toy? This toy probably helped you in more ways than you think! Playing to learn As children develop in their earliest years, they grow and learn at a very fast pace. From just a few weeks old to the age of three, children will develop new skills and abilities almost every day. Interestingly, a major part of this developmental process is … Read More

Jessica RothA real life Toy Story

The story of Promise or Pay: leveraging the power of the promise to raise funds and do good

We’re Annie, Catherine, Emily, and Veevek and we’re interns at the Social Impact Hub. This semester we’ve had the amazing opportunity to work on a project for a new social enterprise called Promise or Pay! Promise or Pay 101 Founded by social entrepreneur Jay Boolkin, Promise or Pay focuses on making promises and charitable giving. The concept is simple: you make a commitment on the Promise or Pay web platfrom (such as to stick to your gym schedule, or clean … Read More

Hannah ZhangThe story of Promise or Pay: leveraging the power of the promise to raise funds and do good

The Giving Generation

The Gen Y Generosity Myth Lazy. Unfocused. Spoilt. Privileged. Much has been said about Generation Y in the workplace. Despite these accusations, Gen Y (otherwise known as Millennials) is a generation of givers. 94% of Gen Yers have donated money to charity, and in 2013, more than two-thirds volunteered their time to non-profit organisations.[1] Why is attracting Millennials important to companies? Over 5 million Australian Gen Yers have recently entered or are now entering the labour force.[2] The large population … Read More

Hannah ZhangThe Giving Generation