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Ten Truths About Solving Problems of Poverty

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 27th September 2011 -  As it celebrates its ten-year anniversary, social impact investment organisation Acumen Fund is sharing what it has learnt about solving the problems of global poverty. Acumen…

The Crunch is on Again for Social Entrepreneurs

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 24th August 2011 -  Social Traders has launched the latest round of the Crunch – a social enterprise development initiative that connects Victorian start-ups with business mentors and the chance…

Social Enterprise Development Fund Managers Named

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 10th August 2011 -   
The Federal Government has announced the fund managers who will establish new banking and financial services for social enterprises in Australia. The Minister for Employment

Social Enterprise ‘Taps In’ to Corporates to Fund Clean Water

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 27th July 2011 -  With Australians spending $500 million per year on bottled water, a new social enterprise is aiming to use some of these profits to fund water projects in Africa and the Asia Pacific.…

WA Government Funds Social Innovation

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 19th July 2011 -  Nine Not for Profit organisations will share in $2.5 million funding from the WA Government under the Social Innovation Grants Program. The first nine recipients of the grants are…

Celebrating Social Enterprise : 15 Years of the Big Issue

Staff Reporter, Monday, 20th June 2011 -  One of Australia’s most well-known social enterprises has celebrated its 15th anniversary, with the street newspaper The Big Issue celebrating the milestone with a party…

Impact Investing Exchange Board Launched

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 15th June 2011 -  The world’s first social enterprise investing exchange board has been launched for listing by qualified social and environmental organisations and impact investment funds…

A Practical Seminar for Social Entrepreneurs

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 25th May 2011 -  There's an upcoming workshop for budding Melbourne-based social entrepreneurs  who have a social idea they want to develop, along with candid conversations about setting…

Crunch Time 2011

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 19th May 2011 -   
Applications are now open for THE CRUNCH 2011 – an opportunity to develop a detailed business plan and pitch for investment to get a social enterprise idea off the ground.

Call to Corporate Australia to Help Address Women’s Homelessness

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 14th April 2011 -  Australian of the Year Simon McKeon at the Big Issue event. One of Australia’s best known social enterprises, The Big Issue magazine, has thrust the issue of women’s…

Australian Social Enterprise Stories

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 7th April 2011 -  The Centre for Social Impact and Parramatta City Council in NSW have launched ‘Australian Social Enterprises: Stories of Challenge’, a new book which aim to share learning…

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Social Enterprises: Plan Your Work…then…Work Your Plan

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 9th March 2011 -  Like any business venture, success in social enterprise is the result of a combination of good planning and good luck.  Going through a rigorous business planning process reduces
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