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The Common Good:   a three-hour activity introducing social enterprise
 
09.00  Introduction to Social Enterprise 09.20  Ideas for solutions to social/   environmental problems 09.40  Promote ide...
What do these organisations have in common?
© David Loftus
What is a social enterprise?
“ I made a list of people who needed just a little bit of money. And when the list was complete, there were 42 names. The ...
 
“ The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. T...
Social enterprise in summary "A social enterprise is a business with primarily social objectives whose surpluses are ...
<ul><li>Trading for a social or environmental purpose </li></ul><ul><li>“ Double/triple bottom line” re-investing </li></u...
So, why could you run a social enterprise and why should other people do business with you?
09.00  Introduction to Social Enterprise 09.20  Ideas for solutions to social/   environmental problems 09.40  Promote ide...
Things you need to think about <ul><li>Is it clear what the idea is? </li></ul><ul><li>What would generate income? </li></...
If we were to ask … What are the attributes that would be valuable to successful social enterprises and/or social entrepre...
 
 
<ul><li>http://unltd.org.uk/hefce/  - UnLtd ‘Dare to be different: HE Social Entrepreneurship Awards’ </li></ul><ul><li>ht...
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Social enterprise common good presentation

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The presentation for introducing social enterprise to researchers, getting them to think about solving problems and thinking about how it could delivered using a social enterprise model. Also gets them to think about the "why" of a big idea, practise persuading others using that as a starting point

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Social enterprise common good presentation

  1. 1. The Common Good: a three-hour activity introducing social enterprise
  2. 3. 09.00 Introduction to Social Enterprise 09.20 Ideas for solutions to social/ environmental problems 09.40 Promote ideas & group formation 09.50 Develop your idea & prepare poster 11.20 Poster session & seek support 11.50 Debrief 12.00 Close Session overview
  3. 4. What do these organisations have in common?
  4. 5. © David Loftus
  5. 6. What is a social enterprise?
  6. 7. “ I made a list of people who needed just a little bit of money. And when the list was complete, there were 42 names. The total amount of money they needed was $27. I was shocked.” Muhammad Yunus
  7. 9. “ The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man” George Bernard Shaw
  8. 10. Social enterprise in summary &quot;A social enterprise is a business with primarily social objectives whose surpluses are principally reinvested for that purpose in the business or in the community, rather than being driven by the need to maximise profit for shareholders and owners.”  Social Enterprise Action Plan 2006
  9. 11. <ul><li>Trading for a social or environmental purpose </li></ul><ul><li>“ Double/triple bottom line” re-investing </li></ul><ul><li>Passionate/”crazy” people who change things </li></ul><ul><li>Highly motivated problem solvers </li></ul><ul><li>Enhanced stakeholder engagement </li></ul>
  10. 12. So, why could you run a social enterprise and why should other people do business with you?
  11. 13. 09.00 Introduction to Social Enterprise 09.20 Ideas for solutions to social/ environmental problems 09.40 Promote ideas & group formation 09.50 Develop your idea & prepare poster 11.20 Poster session & seek support 11.50 Debrief 12.00 Close Session overview
  12. 14. Things you need to think about <ul><li>Is it clear what the idea is? </li></ul><ul><li>What would generate income? </li></ul><ul><li>Who would be the beneficiary of the enterprise? </li></ul><ul><li>Are the any relevant numbers? Do they make sense? </li></ul><ul><li>Which (research?) skills are being used? </li></ul>
  13. 15. If we were to ask … What are the attributes that would be valuable to successful social enterprises and/or social entrepreneurs?
  14. 18. <ul><li>http://unltd.org.uk/hefce/ - UnLtd ‘Dare to be different: HE Social Entrepreneurship Awards’ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.socialenterprise.org.uk/ - Social Enterprise Coalition: the voice of social enterprise </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.clearlyso.com/ - ClearlySo: The global hub for social business, social enterprise and social investment </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.socialenterprisemark.org.uk/ - Social Enterprise Mark: Trading for people and planet </li></ul>Where can I find out more?

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