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ABV focuses on longer-term outcomes with new annual report format

Australian Business Volunteers (ABV) has published its 2015-16 Annual Report with a new focus on demonstrating impact. “We have found that not only do initial assignments result in improved business and organisational skills, our longer-term work leads to sustained...

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Australian Business Volunteers announces new Chair & Board Director at AGM

Australian Business Volunteers (ABV) has announced former KPMG partner Mr Mark Epper as its new Chair following the not-for-profit’s Annual General Meeting on 28 November. Elected to the board in 2015, Mr Epper will bring to the role financial expertise and a broad...

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Volunteers are central to social enterprise’s success

“Who we are today is because of the wonderful spirit of the volunteers that come and add to KOTO” says Jimmy Pham, the Australian-Vietnamese founder of the Vietnamese social enterprise ‘Know One Teach One’ (KOTO). Since the early 2000s KOTO has hosted 14 short-term...

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The Body Shop International partnership helping Samoan NGO transition to social enterprise

Earlier this year ABV signed an exciting agreement with global cosmetics company, The Body Shop International (TBSI), facilitated by UK international development organisation VSO. Under the agreement ABV is initially assisting the Samoa-based Women in Business...

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ABV helps Canberra barista take part in PNG National Coffee Cupping Competition

ABV has temporarily branched out from our usual business focus helping a Canberra barista to participate in the third edition of the PNG National Coffee Cupping Competition. ABV has recently established a partnership with the PNG Coffee Industry Corporation with plans...

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Strengthening the small business sector in Lombok

Many of our regular readers will be aware of ABV’s YES (Your Enterprise Scheme) program. All of our recent YES programs have focused on the Pacific. However 2016 has seen ABV delivering a YES model program in Indonesia, in partnership with Germany’s aid agency GIZ....

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Our Volunteers

We achieve our mission by using expert volunteers to transfer business skills. Our volunteers are experienced business professionals, typically mid career or in early retirement who undertake short term projects across Asia and the Pacific regions…

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Our Partners

For those organisations seeking a partner in the Asia Pacific region, ABV offers a complete value chain approach to inclusive economic growth in developing communities. ABV collaborates with our partners to create effective…

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Our Impact

ABV ensures all our assignments and programs are achieving impact through the application of our Monitoring, Evaluation, Reporting and Improvement (MERI) Framework. ABV’s MERI Framework provides ABV with a road map to achieve our mission and a robust approach to…

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