1. Create capacity building opportunities through strategic policy development

The Victorian government’s Social Enterprise Strategy and commitment to social procurement is a clear signal that policy-makers are responding to the potential of social enterprise. These moves are significant, because they create business development opportunities while promoting businesses to create wider social and economic impacts.

  • Opportunities exist regarding social procurement, quasi-market development and supply chain development.
  • Channel government resources towards evidence-informed programs to build social enterprise capacity.
  • Develop online portals to encourages partnerships and collaboration opportunities.

  1. Work with philanthropy to improve impact measurement

Government has a role to play in assisting the development of better impact measurement systems:

  • Work strategically with philanthropy to reduce or subsidise the cost of measurement.
  • Help to develop better measurement outcomes that are systematic and, where possible, produce systems that are flexible to meet the needs of organisations.