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Fred Heidt

  1. 1. Hi. I am… fred social enterprise practitioner
  2. 2. What would I know? fred•  DECS•  Wheelchair Sport / SIU / APC•  SPARC Disability Foundation•  SA Mental Health•  CanTeen•  Consulting – NDS•  Youthinc•  School for Social Entrepreneurs
  3. 3. The starting point for any gooddiscussion, meeting, orworkshop on social enterpriseshould be a sharedunderstanding of what a socialenterprise actually is.
  4. 4. Social enterprises are organisations that:a. Are led by an economic, social, cultural, or environmental mission consistent with a public or community benefit;b. Trade to fulfil their mission¹;c. Derive a substantial portion of their income from trade²;d. Reinvest the majority of their profit/surplus in the fulfilment of their mission.¹Where trade is defined as the organised exchange of goods and services, including: •  monetary, non-monetary and alternative currency transactions, where these are sustained activities of an enterprise; contractual sales to governments, where there has been an open tender process ; and •  trade within member-based organisations, where membership is open and voluntary or where membership serves a traditionally marginalised social group.²Operationalised as 50% or more for ventures that are more than five years from start-up, 25% or more for venturesthat are three to five years from start-up, and demonstrable intention to trade for ventures that are less than twoyears from start-up.Social Enterprises take a number of forms and deliver outcomes as diverse as employment for the disadvantaged, importantgoods and services or fundraising for other charitable activities and community projects.
  5. 5. A social enterprise is defined as anybusiness venture created for a social purpose--mitigating/reducing a socialproblem or a market failure--and to generate social value while operating with the financial discipline,innovation and determination of a private sector business.Social enterprises use entrepreneurship, innovation and market approaches to create social value and change; they usually share thefollowing characteristics:Social Purpose - created to generate social impact and change by solving a social problem or market failure;Enterprise Approach – uses business vehicles, entrepreneurship, innovation, market approaches, strategic-orientation, discipline and determination of a for-profit business;Social Ownership – with a focus on public good and stewardship, although not necessarily reflected in the legalstructure.Social enterprises may be structured as a department within an organization or as a separatelegal entity, either a subsidiary nonprofit or for-profit.The purpose of the social enterprise may be:an additionalfunding mechanism for the organization s social programs or operating costs;a sustainable program mechanism in support of the organizations mission; ora leadership development mechanism in support of social innovation. business success and social impact areUsed for either purpose,interdependent.
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  7. 7. WARNING:What follows is anon-profit-centricview of the world(!)
  8. 8. $(S) social earned- innovation income G& business ventures P-S socialCSR S-Ent business venture(s) non-profit micro- SRB activism finance P social enterprise V as a noun or a verb
  9. 9. Social enterprise in South Australia.Via the rest of the world…
  10. 10. UK(2007)
  11. 11. USA NYC, Wash. (2008)
  12. 12. USA/CAN SF, Vanc. (2010)
  13. 13. SouthAustralia
  14. 14. Opshopsx135
  15. 15. Some observations:•  disconnectedness•  co-opetition•  welfare / charity / CRM•  innovation, more than SBV•  e.g. Jobs Fund (8 & 1)•  no gathering around SE (noun)
  16. 16. Interesting opportunities:•  TACSI•  social enterprise hub•  Renew Adelaide•  Indigenous social enterprise•  SEDIF•  Adelaide SSE
  17. 17. "At least half the non-profit executivesin this country now understand that theyhave to do something different…probably the best 2% to 3% of themunderstand what needs to be done andhave the guts to actually try it." (Jerr Boschee, 2007)
  18. 18. At the end of the day…•  grants V earned-income•  guidelines V innovation•  funders V clients•  compliance V relationships•  strings V self-determination•  funding V self-sufficiency•  survival V social impact Take a look around…
  19. 19. SSE & study tour… fred M: 0411 864