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This is a free, self-paced online course.
If you work in the not-for-profit (NFP) sector, it’s likely you’ve heard the latest buzz words, social return on investment (SROI), social impact investing (SII) or social impact bonds (SIBs), or as they are also known - social benefit bonds (SBBs). These NFP financing models have emerged from the landscape of outcomes-based funding, influenced by the emergence of social finance and impact investing.
This course will explain how these financing models work, the trends that are driving their popularity and how they are impacting the sector. With the help of industry specialists, online discussions and case studies, this course will help you understand, and potentially seek, outcomes-based funding for your own programs.
This course will provide you with insight into why payment for outcomes has emerged, what the realities are for not-for-profit organisations and how to decide whether these funding approaches are applicable and the right fit for your programs. The course seeks to help you:
This course is recommended for anyone working in the not-for-profit sector, particularly those focused on fundraising, program delivery and social impact evaluation.
Bronwen is the Director of the Masters of Not-for-Profit and Community Management Program at the University of Technology. In 2015, she was Co-Director of the UTS Centre for Cosmopolitan Civil Societies and in 2012, the National Manager, Research, at Mission Australia.
Bronwen completed her PhD at the University of Oxford, where she was awarded the Oxford University Larkinson Award for Social Studies and was the recipient of the British Vice-Chancellors Committee Overseas Research Scholarship and the Korea Foundation Scholarship. She also has a BA from the Australian National University and a MA from Yonsei University, Korea. Bronwen has conducted extensive research in the field of not-for-profit sector studies and has authored book chapters and journal articles on NFP childcare, NFP business venturing, social enterprises and advocacy.
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