A key part of our programmes are ‘Witness sessions’ when students hear from inspirational speakers (witnesses) who have first-hand experience of the issues our students are facing. Like witnesses in a law court they give testimony about what it’s really like to start and grow social organisations. Our Witnesses are some of the most inspirational entrepreneurs around who take time out of their very busy lives to help our social entrepreneurs. We’d like you to meet them and be inspired!
Meet: Caroline Morgan, Local Food Links
Social media is becoming an ever more important tool for engaging with supporters, funders and customers. In light of this, we’ve collated a number of resources that can help you, your social enterprise or charity, get the most out of social media.
Here are some key questions to consider when thinking about whether it’s the right time to scale your social enterprise:
Why are you scaling?
First things first! You must work out why you want to scale your enterprise and you must be clear about these reasons from the start. The most important question of all is whether growing your enterprise will increase your social impact. On occasion we have seen social enterprises grow, increase their profits, but not their impact. Whilst profit certainly facilitates social impact, social entrepreneurs cannot lose sight of the fact that their impact is what they are working so hard for. With this in mind, think about whether you can find ways to increase your impact at your current size. If you can do this, it may be a better option than scaling at this current juncture. Continue reading
As the Great British Bake Off returns to our screens, we thought it would be a great time to celebrate (maybe with cake) some of the SSE Fellows who are baking for change.
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By Tracey Ford, JAGS Foundation
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.