Have I got social enterprise news for you…25.04.14

Here’s ten stories that you may have missed this week in this week’s Have I got Social Enterprise News For You:

1. Is the future role of social enterprise to foster compassionate capitalism? A roundup of a recent debate which took place on the Guardian social enterprise network.  You can read the full debate here.

2.  Impact measurement number one: Teach First are recruiting a Senior Officer, Data & Impact for their Innovation Unit – the closing date is May 5th (disappointingly a day too late for me to make a ‘May the fourth be with you’ joke).

3.  Impact measurement number two: New Economy have put together a ‘Unit Cost Database‘ which will allow you to put together a Cost Benefit Analysis for your organisation.  (Don’t know what i’m talking about?  Come along to our next Measuring Social Impact course in August).

4.  Is your CEO a social media superstar?  Zoe Amar and Matt Collins are looking for nominations for the second charity ‘Social CEO’ award.  Make your nomination.  Zoe has also written a piece for the Guardian about how charity chief executives can use social media to help their organisation.

5.  Despite being held up as a flagship ‘big society’ programme and generating an 11 per cent fall in re-convictions for prisoners against a national average increase of 10%, the Peterborough Social Impact Bond is being sidelined in favour of private contractors.   (Who said what about social value?)

6.  SSE Scale Up student Becky John wrote about her journey to founding ‘Who Made Your Pants’, a fantastic social enterprise producing ethically made pants and creating jobs for women marginalised by their status as refugees.  Particularly relevant one year on from the Rana Plaza tragedy in Bangladesh.

7.  SSE London Fellow Bex Willes is currently in Kenya with her organisation Aspire Kibera and blogging about her experiences.

8.   In honor of World Creativity and Innovation Week 2014, SSE Ontario is launching a new series of essays called “Cooking up Social Innovation“.  The first one is by SSEO Director Marjorie Brans.

9.  Recently launched School for Social Entrepreneurs Ireland got a mention in this article about the growing social entrepreneurship movement across the Irish Channel.

10.  This isn’t social enterprise related, but I really enjoyed it: Jeremy Waite’s 80 rules of social media.



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