Monthly Archives: April 2014

SEED short listed for a national social enterprise award!

Fantastic news; the social enterprise I lead SEED has been short listed for a national social enterprise award! The Social Enterprise Awards received 87 applications across the six categories. Each category was assessed by a unique panel of sector experts … Continue reading

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Youth unemployment on the rise – social procurement can help

A report by the Brotherhood of St Laurence has found a double whammy in youth unemployment. The rate has risen to 12.5 per cent, more than double the overall unemployment figure and it’s rising rapidly. In Cairns it’s up 88 … Continue reading

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Social enterprise marketing

Marketing is about finding people who already love you and making it easy for them to evangelise for you Prashan Paramanathan – CEO Chuffed  Wise words on marketing and engaging support from Prashan    

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SEED’s Social Impact Assessment

Here’s the qualitative research from our Social Impact Assessment. Its such an honour to be in a position to offer sustainable employment to people who have done it tough for too many years. These results speak for themselves 🙂

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SEED’s social impact

So we measured our social impact in terms of hard data and this is what we found: Between 2010 to date SEED has earned $1.375 Million in income (Excluding funding, this is from providing commercially competitive services). Employed 56 people … Continue reading

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A social entrepreneurs dinner

My friend and one time intern turned employee Anya came for dinner last night as she’s back in Australia on holiday from the Philippines. Anya brought beautiful gifts made of hand loomed cotton in indigenous patterns woven by artisans which … Continue reading

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Future thinking

Courtesy of Uncompromise via Lyndon Johnson

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