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Addressing disadvantage : Consideration of models and approaches to measuring social impact /

by Zappal , Gianni | Centre for Social Impact | Lyons, Mark.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Centre for Social Impact 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: June 2009Summary: The context and background of the measurement of social impact across the business, government and nonprofit sectors is described in this report. Underlying assumptions and related management techniques are then scanned. The companions and predecessors to social impact measurement are briefly outlined. Three frameworks and methods are gaining traction in Australian discussion and practice around social impact measurement in the Third Sector. They are: Social Accounting and Audit (SAA), Logic Models and Social Return on Investment (SROI). The key policy issues around these three social impact measurement approaches as well as the key similarities and differences across them are outlined. The more descriptive and technical aspects of the methodologies are included in the Appendix.Availability: (1)

Developmental evaluation : applying complexity concepts to enhance innovation and use /

by Patton, Michael Quinn.

Publisher: New York, NY Guilford Publications 2011Description: xxi, 373 p.Notes: Includes biliographical references and index.Summary: Developmental evaluation (DE) offers a powerful approach to monitoring and supporting social innovations by working in partnership with program decision makers. In this book, eminent authority Michael Quinn Patton shows how to conduct evaluations within a DE framework. Patton draws on insights about complex dynamic systems, uncertainty, nonlinearity, and emergence. He illustrates how DE can be used for a range of purposes: ongoing program development, adapting effective principles of practice to local contexts, generating innovations and taking them to scale, and facilitating rapid response in crisis situations. Students and practicing evaluators will appreciate the book's extensive case examples and stories, cartoons, clear writing style, "closer look" sidebars, and summary tables. Provided is essential guidance for making evaluations useful, practical, and credible in support of social change.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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Doing IT better : (nearly) one year on : what have we done, and what next? /

by Lombard, Dean | Stillman, Larry | French, Rebecca.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Victorian Council of Social Service 2008Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://www.doingitbetter.net.au/docs/dib-confrep.pdf' Checked: 2/03/2009 9:58:06 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseSummary: This report is a useful overview of the project summarising the keynote address, presentations and workshop outcomes, especially with regard to the outcomes arising from the case studies and a solid foundation for upcoming work. In particular, there is a wealth of information from both workshop participants and visiting expert John Davies on the pitfalls and promises of developing an ICT-specific skilled volunteering service." -- Doing IT Better websiteAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Doing IT better project summary report /

by Stillman, Larry | Monash University. Centre for Community Networking Research | Kethers, Stefanie | French, Rebecca | Lombard, Dean.

Publisher: Caulfield East, Vic. Centre for Community Networking Research, Monash University & Victorian Council of Social Service 2010Description: 28 p. : ill.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: March 2010Summary: "Doing IT Better is a three-year project to build information and communications technology (ICT) capacity in the Victorian community services sector. Community service organisations like government and commercial organisations — are now dependent on ICT systems to support basic organisational functions and service delivery. But limited financial resources and a shortage of ICT skills and know-how in the sector have left most agencies struggling. Improved ICT capacity will enable improve organisational efficiencies, enabling more resources to be directed where it really counts: supporting vulnerable and disadvantaged Victorians via the direct service work and advocacy that is the community services sector's core business." -- Doing IT Better websiteAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Fostering enterprise : the innovation and skills nexus - research readings /

by Curtin, Penelope | National Centre for Vocational Education Research | Stanwick, John | Beddie, Francesca | (eds).

Publisher: Adelaide, S.A. National Centre for Vocational Education Research 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: The main impetus for the interest in innovation is that it is seen to improve productivity at the firm level and therefore improved economic prosperity and living standards. This edited volume was commissioned by the Department of Employment, Education and Workplace Relations. The authors contribute a variety of views on innovation from different perspectives. Some of the main themes running throughout the book are reasons for firms innovating, the skills required for innovation and how innovation and skills development is supported by the training system, the firm and government. Innovation is seen as moving beyond research and development, to include new products, services and operational/organisational processes.Availability: (1)

How to assess your nonprofit organization with Peter Drucker's five most important questions : user guide for boards, staff, volunteers, and facilitators. /

by Peter F. Drucker Foundation for Nonprofit Management | Drucker, Peter F | Rossum, Constance.

Publisher: San Francisco, CA Jossey-Bass Publishers 1993Description: xiii, 34 p.Notes: The Drucker Foundation self-assessment tool for nonprofit organizations. Includes: The five most important questions you will ever ask about your nonprofit organisation : participant's workbook, rec no. B6917. missingAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Influence without authority. /

by Cohen, Allan R | Bradford, David L.

Edition: 2nd ed.Publisher: Hoboken, NJ John Wiley & Sons 2005Description: x, 310 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 298-300) and index. PEOPLE, WORK & CULTUREAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Internal evaluation : building organizations from within. /

by Love, Arnold J.

Publisher: Newbury Park, CA Sage Publications 1991Description: 158 p.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Measuring the effectiveness of community social welfare organisations. /

by King, Chris.

Publisher: 1995Description: p. 89-102 (v.2).Notes: Rec. no. for book B7041 indexed paperAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Project management in health and community services : getting good ideas to work /

by Dwyer, Judith | Liang, Zanming | Thiessen, Valerie | Martini, Angelita.

Edition: 2nd ed.Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Allen & Unwin 2013Description: viii, 248 p.Summary: A fully updated edition of this practical guide to managing projects from start to finish in the health and community services environments. ; DescriptionThe use of project management is now well established in the health and community services sector. In this complex environment, project managers need to be determined, flexible and prepared to respond to emerging evidence and stakeholder demands. ; This wholly revised edition of Project Management in Health and Community Services challenges the accepted wisdom of project management methods used in other fields. It presents tools and techniques to successfully implement good ideas in the health and community services context. ; From the inception of a good idea, to convincing your supervisor to support your project, to achieving a successful outcome and capturing the lessons learnt, Project Management in Health and Community Services offers practical problem-solving strategies and provides a comprehensive guide to managing projects. It uses case studies and examples from the field to illustrate topics such as the project life cycle, project planning, execution and evaluation, risk management, change and effective teams. Project templates and a glossary of terms are new features in this edition. ; Written by authors with years of practical experience and underpinned by recent research, this is a valuable resource for anyone studying or working in health and community services. ; 'These authors bring a unique insight into the real world experience of 'getting good ideas to work', combined with a thorough knowledge of the research evidence. The practical easy-to-read style that made the first edition so approachable is still a pleasure to read.' - Jim Birch AM, Lead Partner, Health & Human Services Asia Pacific, Ernst & Young ; 'The authors provide solid advice and practical resources, many of which can be used straight off the page and on this basis alone the book is good value for money. It is a useful reference that will probably become as well thumbed as my own copy.' - John Anderson, Australian Health Review [Publisher site]Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Strategic directions : a report on responses to the youth sector survey regarding the ongoing role of AYAC /

by McAviney, Susan | Australian Youth Affairs Coalition.

Publisher: Surry Hills, N.S.W. Australian Youth Affairs Coalition 2010Description: PDF.Other title: AYAC's strategic directions report.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: October 2010Summary: During consultation with the AYAC's National Representative Committee in November 2009 and at the Annual General Meeting in November 2008 feedback was received on AYAC's role and future directions. Additionally in 2009 AYAC visited each State and Territory within Australia and met youth sector representatives to gain a clear picture of what they would expect from a national peak body. During these initial consultations youth sector representatives provided broad feedback on their expectations. AYAC decided to consult further with the youth sector prior to developing a Strategic Plan. A survey was developed to seek the feedback of young people, workers from youth organisations and other stakeholders in regard to what they saw as the priorities for AYAC over the coming years. Based on consultation across the Youth Sector nationally, AYAC developed a survey in April 2010 which included a mix of open and closed questions. The survey was administered via Survey Monkey and results were collated for each question. 192 responses were received for the survey. Of those respondents approximately 56% were youth sector workers, 26% were young people and 18% were policy makers or from an advocacy body.Availability: (1)

The balanced scorecard : translating strategy into action. /

by Kaplan, Robert S | Norton, David P.

Publisher: Boston, MA Harvard Business School Press 1996Description: xi, 322 p. : ill.Notes: Includes index.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

The five most important questions you will ever ask about your nonprofit organisation : participant's workbook : the Drucker Foundation self-assessment tool for nonprofit organisations. /

by Drucker, Peter F | Peter F. Drucker Foundation for Nonprofit Management.

Publisher: San Francisco, CA Jossey-Bass Publishers 1993Description: xiii, 61 p.Notes: The Drucker Foundation self-assessment tool for nonprofit organizations. Includes: How to assess your nonprofit organisation with Peter Drucker's five most important questions : user guide for boards, staff, volunteers and facilitators, rec. no. B6916. missing 10 copiesAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

The spirit of leadership : optimizing creativity and change in organizations. /

by Spitzer, Robert J.

Publisher: Provo, UT Executive Excellence Publishing 2000Description: 344p.Notes: Includes notes p.333-342.Availability: No items available Checked out (1).

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