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Dr Andrew Curtis is the co-founder and director of The Dragonfly Collective.

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Four opportunities for the for-purpose sector – Reflections on seven years in Europe

Opinion

Tara Anderson, Wednesday, 9th June 2021 -  Dr Andrew Curtis and Tara Anderson share what they have learnt from seven years in Europe and a year back in Australia about the opportunities for the for-purpose sector.

Why we need a different type of social enterprise hub in Australia

Opinion

Andrew Curtis, Tuesday, 6th October 2020 -  The current social enterprise system favours the white middle class. It will take a different approach to give those from disadvantaged backgrounds the opportunity to be the authors of their own change and to deliver a social enterprise that rivals any other, writes Andrew Curtis.

Why we need to think about the language and identity of the ‘social’ sector

Opinion

Andrew Curtis, Wednesday, 22nd July 2020 -  The proliferation of terms and language used to describe the “not market-driven for-profit capitalism” sector could be weakening the sector's identity and its impact, writes Dr Andrew Curtis from The Dragonfly Collective.

Collective impact – When theory becomes practice

Opinion

Andrew Curtis, Thursday, 12th December 2019 -  Dr Andrew Curtis from The Dragonfly Collective sums up how collective impact works in practice – in this case in Canada.

Profit and people: Is that possible?

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Andrew Curtis, Wednesday, 10th April 2019 -  Employee-owned businesses are a tangible example of how profit and people can be combined in a manner that benefits those whose labour generates the profit, writes Dr Andrew Curtis, co-founder and director of The Dragonfly Collective.

Revise Social Innovation Concept – Urgently

Opinion

Tara Anderson, Wednesday, 25th February 2015 -  Social innovation and social enterprise is its best when it’s operating on the edges and not unwittingly supporting the status quo, write Dr Andrew Curtis and Tara Anderson in the concluding part of their series looking at social innovation globally.

Money or Meaning: What is Driving Social Innovation Today?

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Tara Anderson, Wednesday, 11th February 2015 -  In the second of a three-part analysis of the global interest in social innovation, Dr Andrew Curtis and Tara Anderson reflect on whether social innovation has lost its way as “doing good” increasingly becomes a concept Governments and corporates alike want to latch on to.

A Downside to Social Innovation?

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Tara Anderson, Wednesday, 28th January 2015 -  When governments embrace new ideas to suit their own needs, they can squeeze the innovation out of them. Dr Andrew Curtis and Tara Anderson reflect on the motivations underlying the current global romance with the concept of social innovation.
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