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How great ideas can become successful social ventures: what it takes and some lessons from experience
How great ideas can become successful social ventures: what it takes and some lessons from experience
How great ideas can become successful social ventures: what it takes and some lessons from experience
How great ideas can become successful social ventures: what it takes and some lessons from experience
How great ideas can become successful social ventures: what it takes and some lessons from experience
How great ideas can become successful social ventures: what it takes and some lessons from experience
How great ideas can become successful social ventures: what it takes and some lessons from experience
How great ideas can become successful social ventures: what it takes and some lessons from experience
How great ideas can become successful social ventures: what it takes and some lessons from experience
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How great ideas can become successful social ventures: what it takes and some lessons from experience

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Michael Norton from Civa (Centre for Innovation in Voluntary Action) Social entrepreneur, currently creating a network of Innovation Labs. Author of 365 Ways to Change the World.

Michael Norton from Civa (Centre for Innovation in Voluntary Action) Social entrepreneur, currently creating a network of Innovation Labs. Author of 365 Ways to Change the World.

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  • 1. From great idea to successful social venture<br />a presentation by<br />Michael Norton<br />for a Better World, 1st September 2011<br />
  • 2. The importance of great ideas<br />YouthBank<br />Street children’s banking<br />FoodCycle<br />FARM:shop<br />
  • 3. Take that important first step…<br />…a journey of 1,000 miles begins with a single step<br />Lao Tzu<br />
  • 4. What are those steps?<br />DECIDE TO DO IT<br />Find the person to lead it. Usually YOU<br />Get some people around you. These will be your CHEERLEADERS<br />ACTUALLY DO SOMETHING. Don’t sit around writing applications or seeking charity status<br />Learn as you go along. There are NO RULES<br />
  • 5. VISION is more importantthan STRATEGY<br />
  • 6. Things often work out differently<br />
  • 7. You need an enterprising solution<br />
  • 8. You need an enterprising solution<br />
  • 9. Marketing and selling are key<br />
  • 10. HAVE FUN!<br />

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