No messing around: Have I Got Social Enterprise News For You

Slightly less glitz, glamour and razzmatazz in this week’s edition than usual – last week’s was too long and I also literally walked out of the office at 10.24pm last night so I’m a little tired and throwing this all together on Friday morning. Friday’s, of course, are all about doing as much as possible as quickly as possible so you can start focusing on the weekend.

So let’s get this done and start thinking about more important things…


Impact and Outcomes Matrix

I did warn you, no glitz or glamour. The Outcomes Matrix, developed by Big Society Capital, is a free interactive tool designed to help you plan and measure your outcomes. It ‘provides a useful starting point for you to consider the social impact that you are trying to deliver and how you will measure it’.

Find it here

SSE Training Survey

At least 75% of subscribers to this newsletter are yet to complete our 2019 Training Survey. Tut tut. What are you waiting for? It’s your opportunity to tell us the courses that you’d like to see us deliver over the next twelve months. According to the stats, it’s been taking 12 minutes on average to complete. Let’s say you live until 80 – if I’ve done the sums right it’s going to take up just 0.00002853881% of your time on earth to complete.

Which you can do here

Sources of Funding for Charities and Social Enterprises

Is the name of the next one day workshop we are running in London. Taking place next Thursday, ‘will leave the workshop with an understanding of the different income sources available to you, insight into what a range of funders are looking for and an action plan to develop new income streams’. Sounds good, doesn’t it?

Book a place here

Job opportunities

SSE Dartington are looking for a Programme Administrator for their Accelerating Women’s Enterprise Programme. It’s a part time (30 hours) fixed term contract until July 2021 – if you are a highly organised, creative and energetic administrator then apply here by August 9th.

Meanwhile in London, our friends at Impact Hub Kings Cross are looking for a Financial and General Administrator. If you’re organised and love numbers and improving operational processes (who doesn’t?), check out the job description and apply here.

Trustee opportunities

SSE Fellow Jem Stein is recruiting a treasurer for The Bike Project, an award winning charity that matches up refugees and asylum seekers without the means or money to travel around the city, with the thousands of abandoned or unwanted bikes in and around London and Birmingham. The treasurer will support their growth as the current treasurer’s term comes to the end. Find out more here.

SSE Fellow Victoria Ijeh is looking for a Chair for her social enterprise Iconic Steps, which develops a growth mindset in young people so they can overcome barriers and take their first steps towards a career. ‘You should have excellent leadership qualities to step into the role of Chair, developing the Board and supporting the capacity of a small team doing big things, as it moves into the next stage of development’. Find out more here.

Five tips on starting a social enterprise, from Igniting Change in Lambeth

Our new programme, Igniting Change in Lambeth, is in full swing. The six-session learning programme supports individuals to develop their ideas for social enterprises tackling issues in Lambeth, South London.

Henna, SSE Central’s communications coordinator, went along to Impact Brixton to observe the second session of Igniting Change in Lambeth.

Discover what she learnt during the evening…

Action for Happiness @ Happy Startup Summercamp

On the weekend of 13-15 September this year, 150 changemakers will gather in the beautiful Sussex countryside for the 7th annual Happy Startup Summercamp. You’ll find inspiration all around, learn things you didn’t know about business (and life) and make incredible bonds with likeminded peers from around the world. And it’s not just for startups! Anyone that wants to make a positive dent in the world, and doesn’t want to do it alone is welcome…

Mention School of Social Entrepreneurs in your  application and you’ll be fast-tracked and get a £100+vat discount on a ticket for the weekend.

Find out more here

Business networking sessions across Suffolk and Norfolk

MENTA offer fuss-free business networking through our Coffee Means Business events, where all business sectors are welcome. Sponsored by Ensors, the events attract a wide demographic of business people. There is no need to book in advance – simply choose your networking location, date and time and pay £5pp on arrival.

Everything you need is here

DadFest 2019

Here’s a date for the diary. Join DadFest 2019 at Beeson, South Devon on September 13th – 15th – the only festival just for dad’s/male carers and their children. DadFest is also home to the Official World Dad Dancing Championships, featured on BBC The One Show in January 2018, as well as 5Live, Channel 5, BBC Spotlight and many other media outlets. The Dangerous Dad’s Network CIC is run by SSE Fellow Ian Blackwell and a social enterprise that supports each of the local dads groups around the country.

You can book tickets here

Cultivating Black Women for Social Change

Friend of SSE Palma Black is forming a socially conscious business which will support African Caribbean and Asian women who are trying to do something good in their communities, but are facing everyday challenges such as parenting, holding down jobs/unemployment, relationship breakdowns, mental health and dealing with grief.

To help get things going, Palma is conducting some research: she is seeking to engage with women who have made a success in establishing community projects, charities and social enterprises. She would like to hear about the personal and professional challenges that have had a negative impact on them and how they overcame them; what they did, who supported them and what made the difference.

Palma would like to conduct in-depth interviews with about 20 women, but will invite others to complete an online survey. It sounds really interesting – if you’d like to take part please email Palma: [email protected]



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