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Social Impact: 3 THING 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 3/2/2020, here’s…

What you need to KNOW:

HATCH: Taronga Accelerator Program. Taronga Conservation Society Australia are excited to announce the launch of HATCH: Taronga Accelerator Program! Through this program Taronga aims to drive innovative solutions to some of the world’s most pressing conservation and environmental challenges. If you have a brilliant idea or product that you think will be the next game changer for the planet, Taronga wants to hear from you. The HATCH program will provide participants with:
  • The opportunity to receive up to $50,000 in funding at the end of the three-month Accelerator
  • The opportunity to develop their brilliant idea into a not for profit or social enterprise venture
  • Access to top mentors and subject matter experts, including Taronga’s experts in conservation, science, education and community engagement
  • A peer group of like-minded innovators and thought leaders

What you need to READ:

Contribution vs. Attribution: A Reflection on the Impact of Intermediaries. As the social impact space becomes increasingly competitive, more intermediaries are inevitably popping up to take advantage of this new market opportunity. And we welcome this. Competition will increase the choice for motivated organisations that are looking for guidance and support on their impact journey and, in time (we hope), lead to a higher standard of service and innovation. As this happens, it is important that intermediaries are honest about the true impact of their work and how they communicate it to the market.

What you need to HEAR:

Impact Boom Podcast. Impact Boom searches the globe to find the people, stories & inspiration to help you create maximum positive impact. They interview world-leading social innovators, entrepreneurs, changemakers, designers, educators, thinkers and doers who share Insights, ideas & inspiration. As long as these leaders are focussing their efforts on creating positive social and environmental change, they’ll make sure you hear about it.

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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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