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

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

Look how far we’ve come

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 21st May 2020 -  It can be hard to spot moments of progress in the day to day. But change stands out over decades. As Pro Bono News celebrates its 20th birthday, we launch a series looking at how far the

The story of us: Pro Bono Australia, and you

Karen Mahlab AM, Thursday, 21st May 2020 -  As Pro Bono Australia turns 20, founder and CEO Karen Mahlab AM reflects on how the organisation came about and the difference it has made in two decades. Our organisation was born on

Social Economy is the Workforce of the Future

Luke Michael, Thursday, 6th September 2018 -  The social economy is the workforce of the future, according to a new report, which says outdated perceptions of the social services sector must change.   The Future Social Service

New ‘Thinker’ Sets Mind to Enticing Millennials

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 5th July 2017 -  Businesses need to be clear about what their higher purpose is, according to the latest “thinker” in the Adelaide Thinkers in Residence program who has identified a social innovation

Big Thinkers Positive About Social Innovation

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 23rd May 2017 -  South Australia has a burgeoning startup community of people who want to make money and make an impact, says Allyson Hewitt, the first primary thinker for the new Adelaide Thinkers

Thinking on Social Capital

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 28th March 2017 -  A series of residencies focused on growing social capital, the fastest growing section of the South Australian economy, is set to attract some of the world’s best thinkers to Adelaide

Struggling Nations to Rise in Social Economy

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 12th August 2014 -  Struggling countries forced to look for new solutions to their social problems are set to become global leaders in social investment and innovation, a European social economy expert…

Competition Policy Review Threatens NFP Mission

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 7th August 2014 -  The Not for Profit sector has been warned that a review of competition policy in Australia could have a significant effect on the future uniqueness of the social economy – but…

Analysis

Social Enterprise in Canada—What We Can Learn?

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 4th June 2014 -  The social enterprise landscape in Canada has evolved into a vibrant social economy bringing together a wide variety of stakeholders but what can Australia learn from its experience,

Opinion

Creating a Thriving Social Enterprise Sector in Australia

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 26th February 2014 -  The Social Innovation Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Alliance (SIEEA) has developed a Manifesto as a means of collectively advocating for itself and developing its own narrative

Voices Stronger for Social Economy in Europe

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 29th January 2014 -  A manifesto for the development of social enterprise in Europe was the outcome of a gathering of over 2000 voices from the European social economy to identify new policy priorities…
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