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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 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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Social Enterprise India

I am collaborating with colleagues from the Centre for Social Response to take people on an immersive journey into the heart of India to visit social enterprises, meet social entrepreneurs, be inspired, and create change. Social Enterprise India is a two week … Continue reading

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What is an entrepreneur anyway?

My youngest daughter is doing a grade 7 business class at her new high school. She came home and asked me if I’m an entrepreneur and what makes a good one? I thought for a while and explained that in … Continue reading

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I was elected Chair of the Social Enterprise peak body

Last week I was re-elected for my third term as Chair of the Queensland Social Enterprise Council, the first and only representative, member driven body for social enterprise in Australia. Established in 2012 QSEC exists to support the development of … Continue reading

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Today we launched the Queensland Social Enterprise Council

Today was a momentous day in the development of the social enterprise sector in Queensland, in fact in Australia as a whole. Today we launched the Queensland Social Enterprise Council (QSEC) at Queensland University of Technology’s Centre for Philanthropy and … Continue reading

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