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Presentation at the Intellect Third Sector Working Group in London 13th November 2008 - cosmic and social enterprise

Presentation at the Intellect Third Sector Working Group in London 13th November 2008 - cosmic and social enterprise

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  • 1. Social Enterprise and ICT Julie Harris, COSMIC & Paul Ruskin, I-Trust (AfL)
  • 2. What is social enterprise?
    • Business
    • Triple-bottom-line
      • Financial
      • Social
      • Environmental
      • “ It is the business model for the 21 st Century!”
  • 3.
    • ICT Services - websites, training, tech support and consultancy
      • Clients – public sector, SMEs, charities
        • - also community organisations, individuals
    • Staff – 9 full-time
      • plus contractors, volunteers and project workers
      • Values : Supportive, Innovative, Accessible, Inspirational, Ethical
  • 4. Social Objectives
    • Support for third sector
      • using ICT to improve services and support
    • Digital Inclusion
      • – individuals and organisations
    • Employment and training
      • Especially young people
    • Rurality and disadvantage
      • – using ICT to improve access/services
  • 5. Projects
    • Regional ICT Champion
    • Switched on Communities
    • Neighbourhood Learning for Disadvantaged Communities (NLDC)
    • net:gain
    • UK Online
  • 6. Business Model
    • The ongoing balancing act
    • Performance management
    • Social accounting
    • Partnership working
    • Diversification
    • Innovation
  • 7. Report – April 2008
    • www.tinyurl.com/4pd4qt
      • In search of Cost-Effective ICT Services for the Third Sector
        • Is Social Enterprise the solution?
  • 8. The Challenges
    • 75% income from commercial services
    • Clients who purchase on the basis of choice – CSR (?) and local community involvement
    • Diversification of services and client-base
      • New services using ICT (but not all about ICT)
    • Digital divide – our clients - their challenges
      • From early adopters
      • To virtual learning environments
      • To knowledge-management systems
  • 9. Social Enterprise Mark www.socialenterprisemark.co.uk
  • 10. Thank you!
    • Julie Harris
    • Chief Executive
    • COSMIC
    • www.cosmic.org.uk
    • [email_address]
    • 01404 813226
    • Paul Ruskin
    • Director of Social Enterprise
    • I-Trust (AfL)
    • www.i-trust.org.uk
    • [email_address]
    • 01353 865405