The 2017 ACOSS National Conference, in partnership with VCOSS, is the event where community leaders, policy and decision makers, practitioners, academics and people with lived experience come together to collectively tackle the issues driving poverty and inequality in Australia.  Leading thinkers and decision makers from the community, public, and private sectors will collaborate to identify… Read more »

The Digital Social Innovation Manifesto

Have Your Say as Part of the Consultation The DSI Manifesto will set priorities and identify the measures to be put in place for digital innovation to be at the service of the whole civil society. This will give a stronger voice to the Digital Social Innovation communities in Europe: it will help obtaining support… Read more »

Melbourne’s Digital Changemakers

Making a Difference Through Digital Social Innovation Monday 5 September 6 – 7.30pm University of Melbourne A panel discussion exploring the role of technology in contributing to social impact. Hear from digital changemakers, passionate social entrepreneurs and hacktivists as they share their experiences using digital solutions to address ‘wicked policy and social challenges’. Clickability, Ask… Read more »

What is DSI?

“Digital social innovation (DSI) is “a type of collaborative innovation in which innovators, users and communities collaborate using digital technologies to co-create knowledge and solutions for a wide range of social needs and at a scale that was unimaginable before the rise of the Internet” The EU-DSI project captured six DSI Areas of the phenomenon… Read more »

Hacking philanthropy

Change is inevitable – whether it’s tech entrepreneurs reshaping models of corporate philanthropy, digital innovation via crowdfunding platforms or apps created by young changemakers. How is Australia embracing digital disruption, and what does it mean for philanthropy? Digital disruption and innovation, as you may have heard Prime Minister Turnbull say, makes this an exciting time… Read more »