Centre for Social Impact Swinburne
The Centre for Social Impact (CSI) Swinburne is an interdisciplinary research and graduate education centre that strives to create more equitable social and economic systems by working with the people and organisations that make change happen.
CSI Swinburne was established in 2014 to contribute to Swinburne University of Technology’s mission to create social and economic impact through science, technology, and innovation. We form part of the national CSI network; a partnership between the University of New South Wales, Swinburne University of Technology, and the University of Western Australia.
We integrate research, learning and engagement to produce high-quality outputs that are dynamic, accessible and useful. Our research is located at the intersection between social and organisational sciences, and focuses on four key themes:
- social and community innovation
- enterprise for social goals
- measuring and communicating social impacts
- social investment and philanthropy
Discover CSI Swinburne’s research and projects that are helping to positively shape the future of our communities.
We have produced ground-breaking research in collaboration with not-for-profit, philanthropic, public sector, corporate and social enterprise actors, which has made demonstrable impacts on public policy and organisational practice.
Our work in social enterprise, digital inclusion, regional development and community services innovation is typically conducted in partnership with the organisations, communities and sectors we seek to serve.
We have built strategic industry partnerships to create better social outcomes for communities across the country.
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Swinburne Philanthropy and Social Impact Alumni (SPSIA)
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Swinburne study reveals psychological challenges facing music and performing arts
Findings by the Centre for Social Impact Swinburne and music charity Support Act reveal high levels of psychological distress for musicians and performing artists.Wednesday 25 May 2022
Indigenous Voice: co-design for community representation
A webinar featuring Swinburne’s Dr Emma Lee from the Centre for Social Impact discussed the opportunities and challenges of an Indigenous Voice.Thursday 18 March 2021
Celeste Barber’s story shows us the power of celebrity fundraising … and the importance of reading the fine printPhilanthropy expert, Krystian Seibert provides commentary on the power and pitfalls of celebrity fundraising.Read more (Celeste Barber’s story shows us the power of celebrity fundraising … and the importance of reading the fine print)Wednesday 27 May 2020
Swinburne researchers appointed as University Distinguished ProfessorsProfessor Jo Barraket and Professor James Ogloff have received the highest honour awarded to academics for outstanding contributions to their fields.Wednesday 22 April 2020
How to donate to Australian bushfire relief: give money, watch for scams and think long termThink carefully about how to give to ensure you're not wasting your contribution or inadvertently making things worse, writes Krystian Seibert.Read more (How to donate to Australian bushfire relief: give money, watch for scams and think long term)Wednesday 08 January 2020
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