Keeping its nose to the grindstone: Have I Got Social Enterprise News For You

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It’s usually around this time of year that everything stops for the summer and I start panicking about what to include in the newsletter, desperately padding it out with stories about what I had for lunch that week*. You’re spared that pleasure for at least another seven days however, as the social enterprise sector shows no sign of downing tools and heading to the beach. Make sure you do take a break though; today is actually National 4pm Finish Day so reward yourself for all your hard work by leaving the office early (we currently don’t have any senior management in the office so I’m surprised that anyone is here at all).

Enjoy this week’s news, there is a lot of it.

@davemcglashan

*Pret, Pret, Vietnamese, M+S, probably Pret.

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¡Ay, caramba! Have I Got Social Enterprise News For You

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This week we said goodbye to our Communications Manager Leonie who decided that four and a half years of trying to communicate everything that we do was quite enough and that she’d rather travel around South America in the sunshine without any responsibility or having to get up for work every morning. Personally I can’t see the appeal. Anyhow, as a friend I thought it was important to pass on some top tips so that Leonie can enjoy her travels safely. (These will also apply to your summer holiday, so feel free to write them down…)

@davemcglashan


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OhNoBoJo: Have I Got Social Enterprise News For You

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My friends, Boris Johnson here. You will have observed that I have been appointed to the grandest of parliamentary departments, The Foreign Office, a wondrous honour for a lowly Old Etonian like I. Echoing the peregrinations of Phileas Fogg and Passepartout, I shall soon be depart across the seven seas furthering the interests of Britannia. My first task is of course to promote to our friends across the globe the greatest of British exports, social enterprise. I outline below some of the dazzling examples that we have to offer.

Bona fide

Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson (via @davemcglashan)

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The challenge of starting a social change movement

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By Tracey Ford, JAGS Foundation

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One year ago I sat nervously in the offices of School for Social Entrepreneurs – applying for a place on the first ‘Power Up’ course for social entrepreneurs.   I had no idea what was meant by ‘social change makers’, I just knew that I wanted to be part of this exciting new programme.

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With You Whatever: Have I Got Social Enterprise News For You

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Good afternoon! A rare post meridiem Have I Got Social Enterprise News For You, as I had some VIP meetings this morning which have delayed things somewhat. I do occasionally do some work you know. After all that exertion I’m am however quite tired so may need a little rest now before going to the pub at five (I’m not even joking – turns out that having a baby is really quite exhausting. Who knew?).

An eclectic set of news this week -enjoy, and have a good weekend!

@davemcglashan


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