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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 what 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 18/03/2019, here's...

What you need to KNOW:

Applications Now Open for the Good Design Awards. Good Design Australia is calling for entries to the 2019 Good Design Awards. Australia’s annual Good Design Awards program is one of the oldest and most prestigious international design awards in the world, promoting excellence in design and innovation since 1958. Enter the Social Impact category today and take your life-changing design to an international stage. Entries close 28 March.

Stand on Your own Two Feet with The Difference Incubator. Are you an entrepreneur trying to build a sustainable business? Are you looking for support and insight from others who have been there before? Two Feet, powered by The Difference Incubator, is a accelerator program for social impact businesses, supporting the founders to stand on their own two feet. Gain clarity on your mission, refine your business model, equip your leadership team, and build the networks that you need to succeed. Don’t miss out. Applications open until 5 April.

Travel the World with a Churchill Fellowship. A Churchill Fellowship offers the remarkable opportunity to travel overseas to investigate a topic or an issue that you are passionate about. The high international regard for Churchill Fellowships provides a pathway for Churchill Fellows to access expertise from around the world that is not typically available to everyone, expanding your knowledge and experience for the benefit of Australian society. Applications close 30 April.

What you need to READ:

Finding Funding: Top 5 Tips for Grantseekers. Ask Australian-based grantseekers and they’ll tell you the funding application process can often be: burdensome, difficult, time-consuming, arduous, frustrating, convoluted and exhausting. Not a great situation for social ventures whose time is precious and resources limited. Here's some excellent advice to help you navigate the veritable smorgasbord of grant application processes and make the activity less stressful and resource-intensive.

What you need to HEAR:

A Snapshot of Investing for Good Conference. Join Australia’s leaders in social impact investing on Thursday 9 May 2019 to get the knowledge, skills and networks you need to become investment ready, increase your readiness capacity and create social change at the 2019 Investing for Good Conference. Check out what I4G Conference attendees - Edward Cooper from Aboriginal Legal Service, Marion Bennett from Mission Australia, Alyssa Fitzgerald from Marathon Health, and Maurita Cavanough from Jarjums - thought of the 2018 event! And don't forget to register for this year's event before it sells out!

From Social Media to Social Impact. This talk explores youth empowerment in the digital age and how youth are leveraging social media to effect social impact. Amonge Sinxoto provides a fresh perspective on how teenagers can drive youth empowerment in a digital age, using digital media for amplifying voice and mobilising for change and social impact

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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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