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5 Best Opportunities for Social Enterprises (December)

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

Ethical Enterprise Conference 2021 – The Future Is NOW

Moral Fairground's Ethical Enterprise 2021 is a 2-day hybrid conference that builds the capacity of social enterprises, ethical businesses and purpose-driven organisations to create the impact and change needed for a more sustainable future. Don't miss this awesome opportunity to learn from experts on financial sustainability, building new revenue streams, change management, commercial mentality, social procurement, transformational leadership and social innovation in an interactive and engaging space. Conference held 6 & 7 December 2021.

SIMNA Awards

Now in their 7th year, the SIMNA Awards celebrate the work of Australia’s social impact measurement trailblazers, innovators, best collaborators and most effective funders and recognise those organisations and initiatives achieving the best possible outcomes for all Australians, our communities and our environment. Ceremony held 8 December 2021.
Come along and enjoy the bustling marketplace filled with an exciting range of ethical and conscious Christmas gift ideas, plus a jam-packed program of interactive workshops, enlightening talks, live cooking demonstrations, live entertainment and more! The Ethical Lifestyle Marketplace is your one-stop-shop for thoughtful Christmas gifts. Choose from a curated range of sustainable and ethical products and services in a vibrant setting. Festival held 11 & 12 December 2021. The virtual ceremony for the 2021 Australian Impact Investment Awards offers a unique opportunity for organisations and individuals to showcase and be recognised for their expertise, commitment and outstanding activity in the Australian impact investing ecosystem. Award categories include "Impact Market Builder of the Year", "Impact Enterprise of the Year", and more. Ceremony held 16 December 2021.

Impact Investment Ready Growth Grant

The Impact Investment Ready Growth Grant provides capacity-building grants of up to $100,000 to mission-driven for-profit and not-for-profit organisations, allowing them to secure investment capital to scale their social impact. Growth Grants can be used for business, financial, legal and other capacity-building support that will help source investment. Submit an Expression of Interest by 15 March 2022.

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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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