Massive backlog of notes and news, so here’s an attempt to clear the decks a little at the end of the week:
– new Health and Care forum for social enterprises, prompted by the Social Enterprise Coalition
– Social Stock Exchange is back on the political agenda, + check out the discussion on the subject on Catalyst’s blog
– PBS are doing a fair bit of coverage on social entrepreneurs in the US with a whole new ‘Enterprising Ideas’ programme of work; get SROI blog’s take on it, and check out this health/franchising/Kenya video
– article in the Guardian on Tom Savage, leading light of young social entrepreneurs; impressively outcome-driven, and flexible with structure to achieve his goals
– a group of organisations have got together to remind of the need for grants: absolutely right, particularly for new organisations starting up at the grassroots / locally; aimed at local authorities….
– our landlords the Young Foundation have released a new pamphlet on campaigning called Contentious Citizens; worth a read (and it’s not too long…)
– the Women in Ethical Business Awards have been announced, with congratulations to the winners (Polly Gowers from Everyclick amongst them); the awards are sponsored by Triodos, which you can now buy shares in.…
– some good social entrepreneur videos here from the Centre for Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship over in the US
– the Directory of Social Change has released a book called Leadership 101, offering "101 practical tips from two experienced charity sector leaders"
And a good quotation to end the week: "You cannot be a leader, and ask other people to follow you, unless you know how to follow, too." [Sam Rayburn]