A free online support and advice program designed specifically for social purpose organisations has been launched, thanks to a new partnership between The Xfactor Collective and Equity Trustees.
The program – RESET2020 – will be delivered through bi-weekly live broadcasts and interactive Q&A sessions featuring subject matter specialists offering practical, relevant support and sharing insights and inspiring case studies.
The topics will be informed by a National Impact+Need Research Study to map the ongoing impacts of Covid-19, and the changing needs of social sector organisations, which also launches today. The research will be repeated at three intervals over the coming year to continue to track evolving needs and determine what further support may be required.
All social sector organisations are invited to participate in the research study and register for the RESET 2020 Program. The initial program for May and June will be announced 7 May. All sessions will be recorded for playback.
The Xfactor Collective is a growing national network of 50+ specialist consultants and businesses, working across 300 areas of specialisation. RESET 2020 delivers on the Collective’s mission to improve the wellbeing of all social changemakers by creating opportunities to access support and advice in an equitable way.
Jodi Kennedy, General Manager, Trusts and Philanthropy, Equity Trustees said the Collective’s ability to bring together proven subject matter specialists to address issues that are top of mind for the sector was an innovative approach at a challenging time.
“This is such a challenging time and it’s important to take a holistic approach to knowledge sharing. Through this partnership, we aim to empower all organisations through ensuring they have access to very practical advice and support from seasoned professionals to help them reset and continue to support their beneficiaries – no matter their size, focus or location.”
Julia Keady, CEO and Founder of The Xfactor Collective, said in many ways, the Collective was made for this kind of situation.
“As a collaborative, integrated and complementary network, we are uniquely placed to help organisations during times of change, challenge and transformation. We are honoured to be able to leverage our collective experience to walk alongside leaders and support the reinvention and the recalibration of their organisations, as they work out their new normal.
“Our Specialists range from technologists to psychologists, with 80% of our specialists having ‘been in the trenches’ themselves as organisation leaders, and with 35% of our specialists having rural and regional experience – an important and often overlooked group.
“These live and interactive sessions will address real challenges and real-life situations, share inspiring examples of how others are responding, and provide a forum to ask questions, so that together we can respond to the challenges and the opportunities that this pandemic presents.”
RESET2020 programming will initially begin with 12 live broadcasts and Q&A sessions over May and June, featuring 15 subject matter specialists across a broad range of topics from change and culture, communications and marketing, fundraising and technology, governance and strategy.
RESET 2020 is supported by a growing group of outreach partners including Philanthropy Australia, the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC), Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal, Pro Bono Australia, Fundraising Institute of Australia, Australian Community Philanthropy, Social Change Central, Non Profit Alliance and the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation.