Investing in Outcomes for Non-Profits


7:30 am - 9:00 am Thursday 14 September 2017

Queensland Multicultural Centre
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About the Speaker

Belinda Drew is the CEO of CSIA, providing specialised support to advance the business and sustainability of Community Services in Australia.  Belinda combines 20 years of industry experience with her passion for social investment and innovation, as a leading contributor to the Community Services Industry.

Over the last decade, Belinda has successfully led Foresters Community Finance through a period of considerable change and cultural evolution, focusing on Australia’s social investment market in her role as CEO. Over the term of her employment, Belinda developed her a strong skillset in organisational management and strategic leadership, harnessing and further honing her knowledge across social enterprise, social entrepreneurship, microfinance, community finance and social investment.

We have been talking about a focus on outcomes in community services for about a decade but we still haven’t made a wholesale shift to investing this way.  What do we mean when we talk about investing in outcomes and why is it so hard to make this change happen?

This workshop will explore these two ideas by defining what an outcomes investment approach is and what it will take for us to get there.  We will spend time in the workshop focusing on the next generation of ideas that will help us in this work, in particular what it will take to be a high performing, outcomes focused organisation.

Key Outcomes

Presented by Belinda Drew, CEO, Community Services Industry Alliance, ‘Investing in Outcomes’ will focus on the following key ideas:

  • What does investing in outcomes mean?
  • How can this approach benefit non-profits?
  • How do we shift perspectives to focus on outcomes?
  • Defining new investment processes for non-profits