October 12, 2016

Our Success

The Global Shapers Community Perth has achieved significant growth since forming in September 2013. The Hub maintains an active membership base of 18 of Perth’s brightest individuals with a passion for social impact. Perth Shapers coordinate grass roots programs driving positive community change. Hub members have maintained an active regional presence playing pivotal roles in Asia-Pacific SHAPE events, the World Economic Forum on ASEAN and other local summits. The Perth Hub achieves success through three major areas summarised below:

  • Impact– demonstrating change through running grassroots programs achieving social impact
  • Engagement– connecting likeminded young people and challenging them to succeed
  • Community– developing a community of young, local changemakers with a positive organisational culture

Examples of how we have achieved this success are outlined below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Project Connect

Operations

  • Three semesters connecting university students with WA not-for-profits through industry-mentored semester internships
  • Successful completion of 15 student placements in organisations including: Fair Bridge, The Special Olympics, Ngala, The Humanitarian Group, Brightwater Care Group, Social Ventures Australia, Australia Doctors for Africa, Teach Learn Grow, and WACOSS

Outcomes

  • Improved capacity and capability in WA not-forprofit organisations
  • Students were provided with opportunities to practice their skillset in a real world environment
  • Enhanced mentors from the corporate sector

Key Success Measures

  • 15 university student participants
  • 11 not-for-profit organisations
  • 12 mentors
  • Multiple WA communities involved
  • 3 university volunteer hubs
  • 450 project hours

 

Shapers Series

Operations

  • Regular fireside chats with leading change-makers, entrepreneurs and socially motivated individuals
  • Three engaging topics have been discussed designed to inspire attendees
  • Topics included: diversity in the workplace, the future for young Australians and how firms engage future employees

Outcomes

  • Increased awareness of social issues affecting young people
  • Facilitating the conduit of knowledge from industry leaders to participants

Key Success Measures

  • 6 formal events hosted across Perth
  • 394 attendees
  • 10 hours of discussion
  • 3 formal reflections on topics written

PerthSOUP

Operations

  • Quarterly microgranting dinners fundraising for creative projects in Perth through participant donations to short-listed presenters who pitch their own projects
  • Bi-monthly board meetings
  • Development of the ‘SOUP’ model for successful by other community organisations including the Victoria Park Collective

Outcomes

  • The promotion of community-based development through crowdfunding, collaboration, democracy, trust and fun
  • Engaging audiences to think creatively to solve social issues
  • The promotion of grass roots organisations
  • Building formal pitching skills of community presenters

Key Success Measures

  • 7 PerthSOUP events held
  • 680 total attendees
  • 22 pitches presented
  • 55 applications to pitch
  • $3600 raised to support initiatives
  • 120 volunteer hours