Social Impact: 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 23/12/2018, here's...
What you need to KNOW:
The Four Cs of Effective Social Entrepreneurship. Being a social entrepreneur is hard. But if you’re excited about the idea of building a viable business and changing lives in the process, then we highly encourage you to give it a try… and if you are already doing it, keep going… just make sure, at the very least, you have these four things in place.
What you need to READ:
3 Ways to Get the Attention of Impact Investors. For any startup, the pathway to sustainability is tough, but add the pressure of a product that makes a difference to people or planet, and it is really tough – you’re balancing building your product or service, navigating the legal minefield of setting up a company, building a team, embedding systems and processes, creating awareness of your product and trying to pay your bills. Sometimes you will need outside investment to get there. Enter impact investors – they are a growing number of investors looking for a return through both social impact and financial return. So what’s the best way to get the attention of impact investors? Here are 3 tips for making sure you’re on the right track.
What you need to HEAR:
How Blockchain Is Changing Social Enterprise. Jane Thomason is a passionate advocate for blockchain and digital technologies for social impact. In this video she shares some of the many ways blockchain tech is being applied across the world.