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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 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 07/10/2019, here’s…

What you need to KNOW:

bbcon 2019. bbcon is a true celebration of the not-for-profit sector. It’s the premier must-attend event like no other in the social good industry, and this year’s version will be especially memorable! This October in Sydney, they have two days lined up that will bring to the forefront amazing technological innovations, fundraising and data insights, exciting product news, inspiring speakers and the chance to connect with a few hundred of your peers! Click here for more info!

What you need to READ: 

How to Avoid Burnout as a Social Entrepreneur. Burnout is something we're advised to avoid, but how do we do this when often, we don't recognise it until it's too late? For social entrepreneurs, there is a heightened risk of susceptibility to it, as passion and drive are commonly inextricably linked to work. Whilst this is positive, the shadow side often results in individuals placing a consistently high priority on their enterprises and self care falling by the wayside. Cue, burnout. How to avoid it? Check out this article!

What you need to HEAR:

The Social Enterprise World Forum Launch Video. The Social Enterprise World Forum (SEWF) is the leading forum for international exchange and collaboration in social entrepreneurship and social investment. The success of the event in galvanising the global movement of social enterprise has created a platform for learning, sharing of good practice, ideas and creating partnerships has made it the main forum for the social enterprise sector. The annual event was first held in Edinburgh in 2008 and has since been held on six continents. This is a historic occasion as it is the first time the SEWF will be held in a developing economy: in Ethiopia. Check out their website for more information!

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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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