CoAct - Community Activation

Impact Report 2015

Our Collective Impact

Network Value
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It's true that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.

The CoAct network is a valuable vehicle that provides the ability for each member to achieve their objectives. The CoAct network is the backbone to support successful collaborations. This has a flow-on effect that benefits individuals, organisations, the sector, and the wider economy, attributed to the gain in knowledge and skills resulting from the opportunities provided as part of the CoAct network.

Kate Hamilton

"These collaborations have allowed us to concentrate more on the things that we excel at in supporting people with disability and their employers. We are grateful for the opportunity to be part of something great in the not-for-profit sector where we can have a bigger voice advocating for people who may benefit from extra assistance."

Kate Hamilton, CEO, Advance Personnel

CoAct Delivers a Highly Specialised Network

Scenario 1

  • Smaller Community Service organisations (CSOs) will struggle to overcome the barriers to entry in government markets
  • CSOs with existing contracts would be encouraged by government departments to develop new consortias or partnerships in retain contracts
  • The combined pressure of these factors would result in a rapid market consolidation, resulting in the loss of provider diversity and the dominance of large for-profit and not-for-profit providers
  • There would be a loss of social and relationship capital.

Scenario 2

  • Grows its public net benefit by providing market entry opportunities for smaller CSOs and increases the viability of specialist CSOs
  • Results in members increasing the level and frequency of engagement with each other
  • Sees members continuing to engage across geographies, contract types and specialisations
  • Plays a central role in the network as the main source of engagement and facilitates opportunities to build professional relationships
  • Connects national employers with a local labour pool through the size and spread of the network
  • Delivers strong social and relationship capital.
Diverse Networks
EY Report On Our Impact
Lives Changed by the Network
Our Network Value
Green Army
Australian Apprenticeship Support Network
Job Services Australia / JobActive
Disability Employment Services