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Does franchising belong in social enterprise?

Décio Emanuel 12 October 2018

As social entrepreneurs, we’ve all been guilty of believing that our idea, business model, and social impact model are unique. There is none like it; and because of this, it must merit success. Information gathered …


Ten things that need to happen for social investment to thrive in Central and Eastern Europe

Nicole Etchart and Roxana Damaschin-Tecu 10 October 2018

It has been 21 years since NESsT was launched in Budapest, Hungary. Our value proposition was that socially driven enterprises were a solution for the Centeal and Eastern European (CEE) region’s most critical social problems. …


Not all social enterprises are the same

Andrew Milner 6 October 2018

In Amitabh Behar’s recent Philanthropy Thinker column, he sees – and deplores – the rise of a new form of non-profit organisation (NPO) which is ‘located in the market’ and attempts to impose simplistic, often …

Stop wasting your time, energy, and effort. Improve your communications and progress faster!

Décio Emanuel 28 September 2018

When meeting with founders and directors of social enterprises, one struggle that comes back to me every time is their poor communication within the team. Most social enterprises are small businesses, with usually 2 to …

Get funding for your social enterprise through an experimental approach

Décio Emanuel 19 September 2018

Here’s the truth: the business model you have now is not the business model you will have in a year’s time. The product or service you offer now, will not be the same in a …

SEWF 2018: What’s new with social good

Amy McGoldrick 18 September 2018

‘You exist despite the system, not because of it.’ Adele Peek, General Manager for Indigenous Engagement at Foundation for Young Australians, took to a stage that was overwhelmingly white and male at the Social Enterprise …

Multiply social impact with social enterprise networks

Décio Emanuel 18 September 2018

Social enterprises and social entrepreneurs, for now, hold a unique and ever-present culture of sharing, of ‘being in this together’, of humanity. This is particularly useful when forming networks of social enterprises. The importance of …

Investing in social enterprise, investing in models

1 Lisa van Heereveld 17 September 2018

The definition of social enterprise has been at the centre of global debates for a long time. The overall UK consensus seems to be that social enterprises should generate at least 50 per cent of …

Social entrepreneurs bridge cultural gaps in response to some of the biggest socio-economic challenges

Alliance magazine 7 August 2018

Twenty social entrepreneurs, originating from diverse communities in Europe and North America, participated in the Ariane de Rothschild Fellowship week at Windsor Castle to foster cross cultural cooperation as a response to issues such as …

Godfrey Mwindaare announced as second partner for Aavishkaar Africa Fund

Alliance magazine 31 July 2018

Aavishkaar Intellecap Group, has announced the appointment of Godfrey Mwindaare as the second partner for the Aavishkaar Africa Fund (AAF) which is a $150 million venture capital fund that would make high impact investments across …