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Social Enterprise: 3 THINGS to Know, Read and Hear

We get it. Life is crazy and balancing out your time can be super hard. With so much going on it’s difficult stay ahead of the learning game and easy to lose track of what's happening in the world of social impact. The trick is to stop trying to read everything out there. There’s too much. And you’re too busy. Instead, give us roughly 3 minutes each fortnight and we'll brief you on the 3 THINGS you need to know, read and hear. If you're passionate about creating positive social and environmental impact, our handpicked content is all you need to stay informed and inspired.

For the week starting 01/10/2018, here's...

What you need to KNOW:

Tech for Good: Education Organisations to Watch. Teaching children, youth, adults and employees everything from maths to appropriate occupational health and safety standards can be tiresome. Tracking progress, writing reports and developing personalised curriculums even more so. Here are some awesome Australian-based educational technology (also known as EdTech or EduTech) startups that are devoted to the development and application of products and services intended to promote education and make things easier for both teachers and students.

What you need to READ:

Could This Be the Face of Social Enterprise in Australia? Social enterprise is a people’s movement and, if it’s going to command a place in mainstream awareness, the message must be commanding. However, social enterprise is a concept with many disparate elements and uncertain definitions. Would it not be easier to distil a clear and accessible message told through one or a handful of powerful stories?

What you need to HEAR:

The 5 Principles of Social Impact. Why is it that one person becomes a successful game changer and impacts the world and why does another with the same opportunity, and education does not reaches that level of success and impact? While consulting multiple organisations around the world Marian Spier discovered 5 principles to help professionals find out how to become game changers and create impact. Have a watch!

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Jay Boolkin
Jay Boolkin

I'm passionate about positive social change and the power of social entrepreneurship to tackle some of the world’s biggest problems. I believe that for-purpose business models can become part of the mainstream and I am enthusiastic about advocating for business models that are genuinely built around a social or environmental mission.

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