Have I got Social Enterprise News for you – 20.09.13

by David McGlashan

I’m facing writer’s block on pithy introductions so keeping this one simple:  It’s the weekly round up of links…

Social Enterprise Question Time

It’s back! Join us for on Thursday 3rd October for the second edition of Social Enterprise Question Time, run in conjunction with Social Spider.  We’ll be talking about ‘Scaling Up’ and the panel includes SEUK’s Nick Temple and Fergus Lyon of Third Sector Research.

It’s free to come along – come and share your views with us!

Early bird tickets for Good Deals 2013

Good Deals is the UK’s leading social investment conference and is back on 6 & 7 November.

It’s the essential gathering for social entrepreneurs and civil society leaders seeking new sources of capital, ways of working and inspiration to improve impact and create sustainability – and we highly recommend knowledge-hungry students and fellows attending!

Good Deals are also looking for applicants to the Pioneers Fund, worth up to £50k in investment.

Feel the Force

A great short film to promote the Social Enterprise Alliance, a  brand new alliance of 22 organisations (including SSE) campaigning for a more social economy.  I’ll be heading down to the Social Enterprise Alliance event at the Labour party conference in Brighton on Monday – come and say hi!  It looks like there are still some tickets available here.

What social enterprises can learn from Fairtrade

Interesting article from Run Native (which has provoked some perhaps slightly unfair comments below).

The little things

A very funny post on the pros and cons of working for a small charity, on the Charity Comms blog.

and finally… Social Entrepreneur of the Year

We opened the vote for the ‘Social Entrepreneur of the Year’ award this week.  If you haven’t done so already, please cast your vote!   The winner will receive a £10,000 grant to help them further scale their enterprise.

This post is by David McGlashan, SSE’s Enterprise Officer.  Follow him on Twitter @davemcglashan

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