The Bankwest Foundation in partnership with the Centre for Social Impact at The University of Western Australia (CSI UWA) released the latest findings in its five-year research program Supporting Development and Growth in the Community Sector in Western Australia on Friday.
This report, Australia’s first large-scale study of its kind, aims to increase understanding of the difference community programs make to the lives of Western Australians and what factors enhance the long-term financial viability of the state’s emerging social enterprise sector.
Co-author of the study and director of CSI UWA Professor Paul Flatau told Pro Bono Australia News that measuring impact was important and the research revealed it formed part of the organisations’ mission.
“We found that the majority of community sector organisations have significantly increased their focus and effort on outcomes measurement in the last five years which is one of the most positive signals yet that the sector is undergoing a cultural shift towards measuring impact,” Flatau said.
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