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Social Capital Residencies

 Thinkers in Residence

Adelaide’s highly acclaimed Thinkers in Residence Program returns in 2017, now under the auspices of the Don Dunstan Foundation.


2nd May Showcase Event Open external site link in new window The Institute of Public Administration Australia and The Don Dunstan Foundation invites you to the inaugural Social Capital Residencies Showcase event. The event is an opportunity for you to hear about successful initiatives and to meet others working in the social economy.

4th May Social Capital Residencies: Women in Social Innovation Open external site link in new window

12th May Why Measurement is Important Open external site link in new window

17th May Public Oration (details TBC)

The Residencies

The Don Dunstan Foundation is re-launching the Adelaide Thinkers in Residence program with a series of residencies focused on growing the social economy -  the fastest growing part of South Australia’s economy.

During the next two years, these Residencies will welcome some of the world’s most prominent experts to Adelaide to help us re-design the social innovation ecosystem so that the private, public and not-for profit sectors are all helping to grow the economy and do good at the same time.  The goal is to use business model innovation to help break down the silos between the business and social innovation ecosystems and ultimately help position South Australia as the 'social capital' of our region.

Read our Social Capital Residencies summary.

On the 27th of March the Social Capital Residencies program was launched. Check out the media release and the presentation by Ilona Kickbusch.

If you are interested in being part of this project, please contact David Pearson, Executive Director: or phone 08 8313 6247.

for more info

Don Dunstan Foundation

Level 8, 115 Grenfell St
SA 5005 Australia


Phone: +61 8 8313 3364

Registered Charity

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