What we do

We asked the communities that we work with how we could best add value to their efforts to create change for children. We have three key areas that reflect what they told us they needed.

On the ground we provide practical support to backbone teams and community structures to:

  • Embed First Nations cultural practice
  • Connect and learn
  • Get ‘in time’ support to find solutions together
  • Access organisational development and back room support
  • Collect, analyse and use data to drive local action
  • Use co-evaluation and other measurement, evaluation and learning approaches
  • Capture, use and share knowledge
  • Grow their capacity to be investible and sustainable

We use our social innovation hub to help communities find solutions to complex issues by:

  • Supporting their use of agile and adaptive thinking at the local level
  • Using design and social innovation to tackle complex local issues
  • Amplifying and accelerating ‘bright spots’ of practice and learning across a national network of communities

We use our helicopter view across Australia to take what is learned in and by communities to:

  • Influence policy and change makers by providing ‘one voice’ for vulnerable children that catalyses and drives systems change
  • Provide insights from the ground up and collaborate with other national field builders to synthesis this knowledge
  • Act as a social change agent and thought leader

THE VALUE WE CREATE

FOR CHILDREN

We advocate with ‘One Voice’ for developmentally vulnerable children in disadvantaged communities.

We help communities become the best places they can be, so that children can thrive.

FOR COMMUNITIES

We remove pain points for ‘backbone’ teams and community structures so they can work more effectively to create greater impact.

We provide confidence that they have the best support to do what they can’t do themselves. We help investments in communities achieve the desired results.

FOR POLICY & CHANGE MAKERS

We provide insights from the ground up and collaborate with other national field builders to synthesise this knowledge.

We bring community voice and “bright spots” of practice to the attention of key decision makers.

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