I didn’t do this last week because I was on holiday, so here is a BUMPER set of useful links for you!
1. Mythbusting: It’s too difficult to demonstrate social impact.
SSE Fellow David Floyd posted the latest in his fantastic Mythbusters on the Guardian Social Enterprise Network, this week looking at social impact: Click click
If you read David’s article and would like to learn how you can effectively measure your organisation’s social impact, why not come to our two day course in conjunction with NEF? Course info
2. Schwab 2014 Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award
The Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship is seeking outstanding candidates for the 2014 Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award. It would be great if a SSE Fellow was selected! Nominate away here
More on this during the week, but after a successful edition last year and many of such events around the world since then, the MakeSense SenseCamp is happening again in London on June 8th 2013. Be prepared for this vibrant bottom-up conference dedicated to social business. It will bring together social entrepreneurs, social business enthusiasts and the MakeSense community for inspiring talks, interactive workshops, training, networking and an unmissable party to wrap it all.
4. When Profit Meets Purpose
Good read from Denielle Sachs: read here
5. Vote for Sky!
SSE North West student Sky Glover has been nominated for Merseyside Business Woman of the Year. Sky is Director of Happy Go Cooking, which provides one-to-one and group cooking sessions encouraging and promoting healthy eating through schools, outreach centres and community groups. You can help, by voting for Sky here
6. Beyond Fun with Beyond Food Foundation
Our neighbors in The Fire Station, Beyond Food Foundation, are hosting a fundraising evening on Thursday 23rd May. Don’t miss what is sure to be a great event! Book here
7. How can social entrepreneurs get their stories into the mainstream media?
Very useful and informative write up of a session that took place at Oxford Jam: read here
8. Corporate Sustainability Conference
Very interesting looking event at London Business School next Wednesday (22nd) Details
This post is by SSE’s Enterprise Officer, David McGlashan. You can follow him on Twitter @davemcglashan