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Four Elements of Social Enterprise for Structural Change

Social enterprise can contribute to positive economic, structural change by modelling a new way of doing business; and I believe there’s four elements they must be practicing as part of a new model. Social enterprise and charity generally exist to … Continue reading

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Social Impact Data

At the social enterprise I lead we measure our social impact in a number of ways including some good old fashioned number crunching. Did you know that between July 2010 and July 2015 SEED employed 67 people, 47 (70%) of … Continue reading

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Why definitions of social enterprise are important

Social enterprise, social innovation, and social entrepreneurship Why are definitions and conceptualisations of social enterprise important? Why are we still talking about them ten years on from when I first entered the sector? These are the questions that I have … Continue reading

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Why our social enterprise tour to India will be different

  I’m starting this post with a long quote from Michael Hobbes in New Republic. His essay is a must read for anyone interested in International Development (including international social enterprise development). This quote, for me, is about the problems … Continue reading

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Dear Mum …

This week I wrote this letter to my Mum in England to accompany the clipping below from the local paper (yep, she doesn’t email, tweet, facebook, or instagram so our communications are via landlines or the trusty pen and paper) … Continue reading

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my current booklist

I’m always reading at least one non fiction book, I rarely finish them however; I get too bored and distracted and so try and glean as much wisdom and learning from the first half to three quarters of the book … Continue reading

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Shout out WHY!

I’ve long had a battle with myself over whether and when to sell the fact that we are a social enterprise. In the past we have had negative reactions to our employment practice of employing people with a mental illness … Continue reading

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The great social enterprise debate

Last week I attended a powerful discussion at the Brisbane Powerhouse “social enterprise a hand up not a hand out, is social enterprise the answer” hosted by Queensland Social Enterprise Council and New Farm Neighborhood Centre. The turbine Hall of … Continue reading

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ABC Radio National’s Saturday AM program series on ‘Profit with a Purpose’

Australia’s ABC Radio National’s Saturday AM program are doing a marvelous series on ‘Profit with a Purpose’; this weekend SEED’s long time supporter Michael Trail, CEO of SVA talks about turning the old ABC childcare centres into a social enterprise … Continue reading

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A hand up not a hand out: Is Social Enterprise the Answer?- Politics in the pub this Wednesday

This Wednesday the 6th November as part of the Changemakers Festival the Queensland Social Enterprise Council and the New Farm Neighbourhood Centre (NFNC) are hosting Politics in the pub at the Brisbane Powerhouse.  What is the best way to support the marginalised in … Continue reading

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