Researching & Realising
Not-for-Profit Capability Development

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Research

To improve the impact and efficiency of the Not-for-Profit sector, our research is designed to make work better. We conduct studies and reviews that examine what works, for whom, why and at what cost.

By leveraging decades of organisational science and advanced analytics, we share credible and useful evidence to transform thought and practice of leaders, funders, and policy makers.

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Australian Not-for-Profit Workforce Study

The most comprehensive research study of its kind: on and for Not-for-Profit organisations, and their employees and volunteers working at all levels. Designed to understand and share freely the most effective means for leading people, performance, and purpose.

  • Identifying and sharing what matters most to make Not-for-Profit work better

  • Establishing credible and useful evidence to inform people, policy and practices

  • Charting opportunities to attract, retain, develop and motivate the best talent

LATEST RESEARCH FINDINGS

Science-driven insights on all your employees and volunteers. Free to all Australian Not-for-Profit organisations.

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LEADER LEARNING

Exploratory findings about the challenges and opportunities to develop Not-for-Profit leaders and leadership capabilities.
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THE SOCIAL RETURN ON EDUCATION AND TRAINING

Findings from measuring the impact of professional development and work learning on people, organisations, and purpose.
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Analytics

Today’s best leadership takes advantage of organisational science and people analytics to strategically align work practices and organisational culture that aid objectives, sustainability and impact.

Translate your workforce data into insights that help optimise your time and funds. Reduce bias and ignore the loudest voice. Let evidence inform your decisions to reduce costs and increase productivity.
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Workforce Analytics for Your Organisation – FREE!

You tell your staff what to do. We tell you how they do, and how to make work better. We provide you with the most comprehensive staff survey and advanced analytics – for free. It is built so you can ask all the right questions, discover the insights you need, and empower your people and purpose.

  • 30 Key metrics to help you retain, develop, and engage your people

  • Sector benchmarks, automatic analyses, no setup, available now

  • Informed by science | Driven by data | Inspired by humans

YOUR PERSONAL ANALYTICS – FREE!

Better understand and compare your work experience, job satisfaction, wellbeing, development, and more. Get science-based insights that help you thrive.
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TAILORED ANALYTICS SERVICES


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Learning

The right knowledge, skills, and abilities make Not-for-Profit employees and volunteers more effective in their roles, and this facilitates organisational sustainability and impact.

By using the science on learning to put the latest evidence into practice, we design, deliver, advise, evaluate, and help resource activities that build the key capabilities you need.

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Action Learning for Purpose

Join the revolution and accelerate individual and organisational development through action learning. Aquire evidence-based tools and processes that facilitate the solution of real-world problems. Learn how to co-design and collaborate within and across organisations.

  • Decompose and address an organisational challenge and transform it into impact

  • Learn and transfer action learning behaviours rooted in research, translated to practice

  • 83 Not-for-Profit organisations action learned with us, follow into their footsteps

FIND LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES

Find opportunities to learn, develop and grow for purpose. Search trainings, webinars, and conferences by topic, location, and more.
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FIND FUNDING FOR LEARNING

Find opportunities to resource your capacity building. Search grants and scholarships by topic, location, and more.
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Learning for Purpose™ | All Rights Reserved
An initiative led by the Centre for Social Impact,
The University of Western Australia | Business School

Learning for Purpose is an independent, non-partisan, national initiative to improve the impact and efficiency of the Not-for-Profit sector.

We leverage organisational science and modern analytics for credible evidence to help Not-for-Profit organisations attract, retain, develop, and motivate the best people.

The initiative is led by the Centre for Social Impact at the University of Western Australia Business School in collaboration with the not-for-profit sector, social enterprises, universities, government partners, industry and philanthropists.