The Department of Social Services (DSS) has commissioned research aimed at improving the knowledge base about giving and volunteering patterns and trends to support evidence-based policy development.
Giving Australia 2016
DSS on behalf of the Prime Minister’s Community Business Partnership (the Partnership) commissioned the Queensland University of Technology Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Non-profit Studies to manage Giving Australia 2016 in partnership with the Swinburne University of Technology’s Centre for Social Impact and Centre for Corporate Public Affairs.
Social impact investing research
DSS commissioned the Social impact investing research report. The report provides a comprehensive summary of the evidence available on various forms of social impact investment and is designed to be a useful reference for government, philanthropy and charitable sectors.
Collective giving and its role in Australian philanthropy
DSS, on behalf of the Partnership, commissioned Creative Partnerships Australia to undertake research to develop a better understanding of giving circles in the Australian context.
Giving and volunteering in culturally and linguistically diverse and Indigenous communities
DSS, on behalf of the Partnership, commissioned a research report to better understand volunteering and giving within culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) and Indigenous communities.
Program Related Investment research project
To support the development of advice to Government by the impact investing and partnership’s working group of the Partnership, DSS commissioned Philanthropy Australia to undertake research in relation to how Program Related Investments (PRIs) could operate in Australia.
Technology and platforms for giving and volunteering
The Department commissioned the Queensland University of Technology Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Non-profit Studies to research emerging technology and platforms for giving of money, goods and skilled and un-skilled volunteering in Australia and overseas.