Here’s your round-up of this week’s useful links…

It’s Friday, and that can only mean one thing…it’s the weekend soon!

As an added bonus, here’s this week’s assortment of useful things I’ve seen on the web…

1.  How charities can trade successfully

Article on the Guardian website this weekend looking at the ways in which charities can raise new income and become more sustainable; this article is hot on the heels of a report from The Social Investment consultancy which found that “growing earned income is a priority for many UK charities and will be a site of continued experimentation in coming years”.

Now, if only there was a course at SSE London which would help you to understand how to transition to traded income and allow you to hear from people who have done it already… What’s that? There is!!

2.  Social Investment jargon buster

If you have been to a social enterprise conference recently then you’ll know that this post is extremely useful  from Pioneers Post, breaking down some of the jargon around social investment.  You could even print it out and play social investment bingo at the next event you go to…

3.  Ashoka Associate Programme

Our friends at Ashoka are looking for 4 full time employees to join them for a year of intensive and engaging work with Ashoka in the UK. The roles will begin with a 3 month internship, followed by 9 month associate position with lots of training, mentoring and innovation. Full details here

4.  Opportunity to fundraise through Ebay

If your organisation has an annual turnover of less than £1.5 million, you can enter a competition to win the opportunity to have your fundraising message promoted to eBay shoppers as they checkout on the site.  Your entry only has to be 90 characters long so it’s well worth giving it a shot!  Details here

5.  Social investors can lend to anyone they like as long as they don’t need the money

The latest post from David Floyd of Social Spider (and SSE Fellow) is well worth a read, as usual.

Have a great bank holiday weekend all!

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

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