SisterWorks Social Return On Investment (SROI) report for 2022 demonstrated impactful growth for the organisation.
Every $1 invested in SisterWorks generates $4.30 of social and economic impact, according to SisterWorks SROI analysis for the 2022 calendar year. The analysis conducted by Social Ventures Australia demonstrates SisterWorks has experienced remarkable growth in the last few years.
‘We are extremely humbled with the outcomes that SisterWorks has for our Sisters and the broader community. This analysis demonstrates the level of impact that every dollar invested in SisterWorks can have, delivering immediate and long-term outcomes for our Sisters, Partners, Government and Volunteers.’ says SisterWorks CEO Ifrin Fittock.
To determine our impact SVA conducted four focus groups with Sisters, interviews with business partners and funders, and surveys with volunteers, interns, community partners, funders and business partners. In addition, the researchers reviewed and analysed programmatic and financial data, and conducted external research.
Growth in SisterWorks Impact
SisterWorks last completed an SROI in 2019 where it was determined that $1 invested in SisterWorks generated $2.40 of social, economic and cultural value. Since then, we have undergone a period of rapid growth – working with more Sisters, expanding social enterprise production, engaging with more employment pathway partners, and delivering the Second Chance Education Programme with UN Women.
The 2022 SROI reflects the remarkable growth and development of SisterWorks as we reach our 10 year anniversary.
Key Findings and Insights
The SROI research and analysis provides critical insights into how SisterWorks contributes to the community.
SisterWorks has a deep understanding of migrant, refugee and asylum seeker women
SisterWorks’ is a key connection to other like-minded migrant women in Australia and helps them to feel safe and develop friendships to overcome isolation in a new country
SisterWorks tackles the multi-dimensional barriers to employment and creates multiple pathways for Sisters to work in Australia
SisterWorks is an influential leader in the sector and is known for its expertise in diversity, inclusion and gender equality matters
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