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 03/03/2019, here's...
What you need to KNOW:
Making Customer Research Pay-off for Your Social Enterprise. Hearing input directly from your customers can be daunting for a social entrepreneur. You’ve likely put everything on the line for an idea that you believe in and while you know that seeking input from customers can be valuable, it can be a confronting exercise! Many entrepreneurs avoid research because of this, but those who do know that the pay-off is big.
What you need to READ:
The Best of Social Impact: Must-read Articles of the Month (February 2019). Social impact, entrepreneurship, and innovation — if it’s interesting news, you’ll find it here. These stories may not be the ones atop your news feed, but chances are they’re the ones you’ll actually want to read. Whether it’s opinions on creating positive social change – or simply the valuable lessons learned along the way, here’s a round up of last month’s most interesting articles.
What you need to HEAR:
Adam McCurdie on the Battles of Starting a Technology Social Enterprise out of Nothing. Adam McCurdie shares some of the key lessons learnt from co-founding Humanitix, from cultivating the right mindset, to staying the course, as well as insights into the social enterprise sector (and ongoing debate as to how the sector defines itself).