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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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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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Philanthropy, divestment, and a holistic economy

I’ve been uneasy for a long time about the way we glamourise entrepreneurs who make bucket loads of money and then give it away (however generously) via philanthropy. Before we celebrate them we need to ask ourselves how their fortunes … Continue reading

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Collaborators in social enterprise

I’m hosting a table at a conference on collaboration in a couple of weeks and made up this little poster about the peak body I chair, The Queensland Social Enterprise Council. Proud to be a cooperator and collaborator in this … Continue reading

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“An ounce of practice is generally worth more than a ton of theory.”

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I’m a community developer at heart

I was googling for some info on community development definitions for  a piece I’m writing elsewhere and came across Jim Ife’s wonderful work, coincidentally I had just lent Jim’s book to a social work student on placement at Sandbag yesterday.  … 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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