IEHU case study as a ‘field-building intermediary’
Social Ventures Australia has recently released a series of reports about field-building intermediaries and has used the Indigenous Eye Health Unit as a case study of a field catalyst.
Social Ventures Australia has recently released a series of reports about field-building intermediaries and has used the Indigenous Eye Health Unit as a case study of a field catalyst. Professor Hugh Taylor and A/Professor Mitchell Anjou contributed to the reports through a series of interviews and assisted in writing the IEHU case study. The Paul Ramsay Foundation funded the research and the reports listed below are on the SVA website here.
- The main research report: Insights on Australian field-building intermediaries and their funding journeys towards sustainable impact.
- The case studies: Case studies of Australian field-building intermediaries (p20 for IEHU)
- The funder guide developed by PRF: Growing fields, shifting systems. A guide to effectively funding field-building intermediaries.
SVA describes the work of field-building intermediaries as ‘complex and...difficult to define. Yet, they play an important role in addressing some of the greatest social challenges. Often sitting behind the scenes, these agile organisations engage and coordinate the efforts of multiple organisations towards a common goal. They can bring about systemic change in a way that is challenging for traditional not-for-profit organisations. Their unique, sector or system level perspective enables them to identify challenging issues in their fields and work to achieve sustained social change.’