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Report of Assessment of St Vincent de Paul Retail Outlets

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Auckland, SRJ and King, AC and Woodroffe, JJ and Whetton, SG, Report of Assessment of St Vincent de Paul Retail Outlets, Centre for Rural Health, University of Tasmania, Tasmania (2015) [Contract Report]


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Abstract

St Vincent de Paul Society (Vinnies) has a long and successful record of providing support to individuals and communities in greatest need of assistance. It does this through the delivery of a myriad of programs and services provided under a principle of offering a "hand up" in a way that respects the aspirations and dignity of the recipients of their services and program.

As a charitable organisation, Vinnies relies heavily on donations and program funding for the operation of its services, many of which are run by volunteer staff. Vinnies has a responsibility to ensure that the funding received through its various fundraising programs is spent in a cost efficient manner and in accordance with the organisationís vision and mission statements.

As with other organisations within the not-for profit sector, Vinnies is working within an ever-changing social and economic landscape which impacts on the viability and sustainability of the types of goods, services and programs offered by the organisation. There are increasing financial pressures experienced by the retail sector; the charity retail sector is not immune to these pressures with increasing costs associated with maintaining a vibrant staff and volunteer base, rates and rent and transport/freight, amongst other costs (Parsons, 2002).

This project addresses one of the key goals of the organisation which is to enhance efficiency and service delivery through greater internal and external engagement.

Item Details

Item Type:Contract Report
Keywords:Evaluation, Community Services,
Research Division:Medical and Health Sciences
Research Group:Public Health and Health Services
Research Field:Health and Community Services
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Health and Support Services
Objective Field:Health and Support Services not elsewhere classified
Author:Auckland, SRJ (Mr Stuart Auckland)
Author:King, AC (Ms Alexandra King)
Author:Woodroffe, JJ (Dr Jessica Woodroffe)
Author:Whetton, SG (Dr Sue Whetton)
ID Code:100153
Year Published:2015
Deposited By:Centre for Rural Health
Deposited On:2015-05-05
Last Modified:2015-05-25
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