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When a social enterprise is not an enterprise

kerrygrace-2014 Abundance thinking, Inspiring your community, Leadership, Our Team, Philanthropy, funding and social investment

Unless you’ve been living under a rock by now you’ve heard the term ‘social enterprise’. There are many and varied definitions of the illustrious notion of social enterprise, our working definition “a business entity that TRADES for a social purpose” (noting the word TRADES). In Australia social enterprise is not a legal structure in it’s own right and for that matter, a …

enova

Want an ethical energy supplier

kerrygrace-2014 Blog, Inspiring your community, Thinking business

Nearing the $1.5 million mark With less than 4 weeks to go, Enova are on the verge of passing their half-way mark to raising the minimum $3m capital they need to operate. This is a major achievement. The Australian Energy Regulator has approved Enova’s application for our energy retail licence, subject to our capital raising ~ which is an Australian first …

hanna

More about SEFA

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Earlier this year I interviewed Hanna Ebeling, Relationship Manager at Social Enterprise Finance Australia (SEFA). Listen to the interview to learn more about SEFA and some handy insights about social finance, the SEFA selection process and ways for social enterprise to survive and thrive. [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/196052544?secret_token=s-5IB4g” params=”auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true” width=”100%” height=”450″ iframe=”true” /]

SSE

SSE Social Change 101 starts in Coffs Coast NSW

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Welcome to the ‘bush’ School for Social Entrepreneurs (SSE)… It’s a great pleasure to be one of two local partners in the Coffs Coast SSE Social Change 101 program (Evolve Network Australia and Mid Coast Communities are local partners for the Coffs Coast program). If you haven’t tuned in to this program yet believe me, it’s a BIG DEAL…  SSE’s …