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Social Enterprise Coalition

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The Social Enterprise Coalition is the UK's national body for social enterprise, representing a wide range of social enterprises, regional and national support networks and other related organisations. The organisation works with its members to promote the benefits of social enterprise through...

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Social Enterprise Summit 2010

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With over 730 attendees the 2010 Summit was the bigges event organised by the Enterprise Alliance. Social entrepreneurs and enthusiasts from over 30 countries around the world convened for three days in April, attending sessions and panels, sharing ideas and making connections. Most importantly,...

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The Global Social Venture Competition

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The Global Social Venture Competition (GSVC) is the largest and oldest student-led business plan competition providing mentoring, exposure, and prizes for social ventures from around the world. The competition aims to catalyse the creation of social ventures, educate future leaders and build...

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Nonprofit Networking: The New Way to Grow

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How can a nonprofit increase its social impact? Many would say it needs to grow big to be strong. Instead, says Harvard Business School professor Jane Wei-Skillern, the answer could be in the power of strategic networks.

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The Hard Work of Measuring Social Impact

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Professor Alnoor Ebrahim of Harvard Business School explains how he thinks non-profit managers should respond to increasing demands from donors to measure social performance. The concepts he examines in a recent article include: * Rather than simply complying with the demands of the most...

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A discussion paper on social intrapreneurship

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This paper produced by the Doughty Centre at the Cranfield University examines the potential value of social intrapreneurship, and provisionally defines a social intrapreneur as "a person within a large corporation who takes direct initiative for innovation which addresses social or environmental...

Barka Foundation for Mutual Help (Fundacja Barka)

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Barka Foundation is a non-governmental organisation based in Poland. Barka supports the social development of excluded groups and builds conditions to enable the people within such groups to rebuild their lives. Barka has created Schools of Social Animation, self-help programmes, which encourage...

Star Social and Human Welfare Organisation

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Star Social and Human Welfare Organisation is a social service organisation based in Kumbakonam, registered in 2002. They operate various developmental activities to help the needy people in Kumbakonam. This organisation particularly focuses on educating needy children and those in rural areas.

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Sainsbury's assisted a charity gardening enterprise

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Sainsbury’s was one of the few companies which supported Mow & Grow when it was a tiny voluntary group. Its funding in the early days ensured its survival of this social enterprise offering a gardening and horticultural service to those in need.

AccountAbility

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AccountAbility is a non-profit, membership organisation that promotes social and ethical accountability within organisations and businesses. AccountAbility is committed to improving performance of companies through the development and adoption of agreed standards which will help to move businesses...