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COVID-19: ‘Charities can be part of the solution’

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https://thirdsector.com.au/covid-19-charities-can-be-part-of-the-solution/ THIRD SECTOR  MARCH 19, 2020 In an open letter to governments across Australia, David Crosbie and Tim Costello of Community Council for Australia, make seven suggestions as to how government can work more effectively with charities over the coming months. Dear Prime Minister, Premiers and Chief Ministers This is a very challenging time for all governments […] Read More »

SVPM Update – from Chair Mark Jankelson

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Dear Partners & Friends: I hope you are all staying healthy and safe in these very unusual and trying circumstances with the COVID-19 in Australia and around the world.  We are very fortunate that, despite canceling or postponing upcoming events, we can still function as the close-knit group that we are.  In fact, we have […] Read More »

“Discretion is the better part of valour: When to walk away”, by Rob Heslev.

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The Investment Committee As part of the Investment Committee, it is an important task of members to investigate and conduct due diligence on the non for profit organisations to ensure we are partnering with the right and ready organisations. An EOI is the initial contact, before an invitation to meet the Investment Committee to discuss […] Read More »

Bringing in 2020 – Partner’s & friends gathering

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Partners: Paula, Marianne and Georgina Last week, we had our first partner’s event for 2020.  We met at the QT Rooftop on Russell Street.  We had some special guests including, David Watson and Nancy Huang and Andy and Krystyna from Social Venture Partners Calgary, Canada, as they are holidaying in Australia.  Andy’s profile can be […] Read More »

Spinning wheels to break cycle of disadvantag

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Down among Melbourne’s legal precinct, where lawyers in sharp suits go about their business, is a small and bustling bicycle shop. It looks like any other bike shop – it’s full of bikes, equipment and keen pedal-pushers but there is something different about this destination. In truth, it would be over-simplifying to call Good Cycles a bike […] Read More »

End of Year Celebration – 2019

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L-R. Stuart, Mark Jankelson (SVP Chair), John, Margi, Mike, Rob, Holly, Ollie, Sarah, Marc, David. What a wonderful way to end the year.  It was fantastic to celebrate Social Venture Partners Melbourne with all our special friends.  Thank you to everyone who attended. A very special thank you to John and Margaret who hosted the […] Read More »

Social Venture Partners Melbourne – International news about Youth Live4Life

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  There is a mental health crisis in Australia, with 1 in 5 adult Australians, and close to 1 in 7 young Australians, experiencing mental health challenges in any given year. SVP Melbourne is responding to this crisis through a partnership with Youth Life4Live (YL4L), which operates a proven evidence-based, community-based model for suicide prevention […] Read More »