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5 Best Opportunities for Social Enterprises

We get it. Life is crazy and balancing out your time can be super hard. With so much going on it’s difficult to 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 five of the best social enterprise opportunities happening right now! 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 fortnight starting 12/10/2020, here’s…
Have an idea that could change the world? Want to create sustainable solutions for the issues in your community or sector? iActivate – Design and Grow Business for Good is a national first: an online social enterprise course developed through collaboration by a sector leader and Australia’s only Changemaker University, accredited by Ashoka U global social innovation network. iActivate builds on Impact Boom’s successful Elevate+ Accelerator Program for social entrepreneurs, and CQUniversity’s range of social innovation qualifications and initiatives. Enrol today!

2. Aggie Global Gift Boxes

Finding the perfect gift for staff and partners can be tricky, and when you're working in the world of social enterprise, you want to make sure you can support the sector while thanking the people who make your job easier (and more enjoyable!). Aggie Global is a great example of social procurement in action. Purchasing one of Aggie Global's gift boxes is a simple way you can support small farmers all over Australia. Get your Christmas order in now!

3. Understanding Depression MOOC

In the current climate, understanding depression has never felt more urgent. And in order to truly understand, we need to step into the shoes of someone experiencing it first-hand. That’s why Torrens University, in partnership with Beyond Blue, has launched a free, online short course that will provide vital insights into the experiences of people living with depression. Understanding Depression: Learning From Lived Experience is a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) that will give insight into the day-to-day lived experiences of people with depression, and the family and friends who support them. This course will encourage people in all walks of life to talk about mental health, engaging those with a lived experience to be in conversations and discussions about recovery. Enrol today!

4. SOMA – The Good People

Skills of the Modern Age (SoMA) invite you to join The Good People: an immersive 5-week online program for designers and innovators who want to make a difference. With weekly interactive workshops and a range of challenging, hands-on projects and activities, this is the perfect introduction to the world of social impact. Together with an intimate cohort of like-minded changemakers, you’ll explore the key ideas and frameworks for social innovation, and you’ll leave with a range of new social impact skills and tools at your disposal. Register today.

5. Haystacks Solar Garden 

Grown out of a desire to make renewables accessible for everyone and enabling communities more control over their energy future, the Haystacks Solar Garden is intended to demonstrate that community-owned and small-scale solar farms are viable, replicable and provide multiple economic and community benefits. A solar garden is a similar concept to a community garden, but instead of growing veggies members get to harvest renewable electricity. People who want to install solar on their rooftop but aren’t able to can join a Solar Garden and receive the benefits from collectively owned renewable electricity. If you're in NSW, become a member today!

Don’t Miss: Social Enterprise Council of NSW & ACT (SECNA)’s Membership

With two membership options available, now's the time to secure your place in the social enterprise sector's peak membership organisation for NSW & ACT residents. As a member of SECNA you will be able to contribute to policy, strategy, research and awareness. Most importantly, you will be part of creating a social community for social enterprise.

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