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5 Best Opportunities for Social Enterprises (August)

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 month of August, here are the top 5 opportunities to build your skills, knowledge, revenue and impact…

Optus Future Makers

Optus Future Makers is a capacity-building and accelerator program for start-ups using technology for good. Open to start-ups, social entrepreneurs, for-purpose and not-for-profit organisations who are using technology to create positive social and environmental impact, Future Makers will help you grow and scale your solution! Applications close 12 August. If you're interested in partnering with corporates and brands to bring more income, resources and innovative thinking into your organisation, you won't want to miss the inaugural ‘Look & Learn Before You Leap’ Summit. Powered by®, the leaders in showing changemakers how to engage and win high-value, transformative corporate partnerships and sponsorships, the 2-day ‘Look & Learn Before You Leap' Summit is jammed-packed with valuable learnings and insights over 16 lively and intentional sessions based on research with hundreds of changemakers and experts. Don’t miss out on this once-only Summit in Australia, and your chance to explore and understand the idea of partnering with corporates and brands to bring more income, resources and innovative thinking into your organisation. Summit dates 25 & 26 August.

Greatest Good: Connecting For-purpose Organisations with Conscious Consumers

Calling all for-purpose organisations - social enterprises, B-Corps, charities and other not-for-profits! We know finding and connecting with conscious consumers and potential supporters can be challenging. This is exactly why Greatest Good created a platform for your organisation to be found, and for your impact to be amplified, by people who align with what you do. Greatest Good is a directory, community and marketplace that helps conscious consumers to find, engage and support for-purpose organisations! In the lead-up to the Social Enterprise World Forum, Greatest Good is offering a discount on annual membership for Australian-based social enterprises that subscribe by 19 August and set up their profile by 31 August. The Kenneth Myer Innovation Fellowships support breakthrough solutions to Australia’s most pressing social and environmental challenges. Fellows each receive $150,000 for their 12-month commitment to the program. Don’t miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to step outside the routine and rhythm of everyday life and make your groundbreaking idea a reality. Expressions of Interest close 4 September.
Social Enterprise World Forum (SEWF) Road Trip is an awesome two-day journey up the NSW coast on a luxury 55-seater coach, connecting with and learning from leading social entrepreneurs in fireside chats and knowledge-sharing sessions. Hosted by StartSomeGood, this unique experience will have you arriving at the SEWF well-connected, well-briefed and ready to make the most of the experience. Trip dates 25 - 27 September.

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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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