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August 2018 Networking Event: Amplifying Social Impact and the Connection with Volunteering

August 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm



Networking Event – Amplifying Social Impact and the Connection with Volunteering

Join our August Networking Event focusing on “Amplifying Social Impact and the connection with volunteering”. Amplify Social Impact is an innovative, world-first solution that aims to help address complex social problems. It will coordinate and connect people and ideas, and track where funding and initiatives are making a difference in order to improve and transform lives.

The Centre for Social Impact (CSI) is a national research and education centre dedicated to catalysing social change for a better world. CSI is built on the foundation of three of Australia’s leading universities: UNSW Sydney, The University of Western Australia, and Swinburne University of Technology. Our research develops and brings together knowledge to understand current social challenges and opportunities.

Their ‘Amplify’ program is an innovative solution that aims to address complex social issues by developing research, engaging with industry partners and developing an online platform for understanding if, where, and for whom social problems exist; accurately measuring social impact; and reporting and benchmarking social outcomes.

This talk will examine the Amplify Social Impact program and its relationship to volunteering – how volunteers play a role in achieving social impact and how the Amplify solution can help volunteers achieve social impact. Come and join us to learn how your volunteer programs can be helped with this project, workshop new ideas and improve your chances of getting funded for your important programs.

Our presenter: Ms Lena Etuk, Senior Research Officer– The Centre for Social Impact, University of New South Wales.


Lena Etuk is a Senior Research Officer at The Centre for Social Impact at the University of New South Wales. Her work focuses on the development of appropriate technological solutions for the collection and dissemination of scientific information to catalyse social change. In addition, Lena’s research interests include community development, program evaluation, poverty, inequality, race and ethnicity, and community-based participatory research. Lena joined the Centre in September 2016 and serves as the project manager for CSI’s Amplify Social Impact initiative.

Lena has a Master of Science in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, with a specialty in social stratification and demography. Prior to joining the Centre for Social Impact, Lena worked for 10 years as an applied Social Demographer at Oregon State University (USA). There she worked to increase Oregonians’ access to social scientific information that could help them and their communities realize positive change. Her research focused on evaluation of community development programs; community-based indicator systems; community vitality; social demographic analyses of rural communities, labour markets, and specific population sub-groups in Oregon; and the development of the Rural Communities Explorer (www.oregonexplorer.info/rural), a website that provides community practitioners access to economic, social, and environmental information about Oregon and Siskiyou County California’s places and people.

Materials from the workshop will be emailed to attendees after the event where appropriate.

For enquiries about either the networking event or membership with The Centre for Volunteering, please contact the Membership team on 9261 3600 or membership@volunteering.com.au


August 23
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Event Category:


Level 3
40 Gloucester Street The Rocks
Sydney, 2000 Australia


The Centre For Volunteering