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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 9/12/2019, here’s…

What you need to KNOW:

Optus Future MakersCalling all social enterprises, not-for-profits and other for-purpose organisations using technology to improve outcomes for disadvantaged and vulnerable people! Do you embrace innovative technology and see beyond today’s challenges and provide solutions? Do you have a tech solution that can help change the future for disadvantaged and vulnerable people? Optus want to help you grow and scale your solution. Be part of their 2020 Future Makers program. Applications are now open.

What you need to READ:

Exploring Sydney's Social Enterprises. When it comes to purchasing decisions, there’s plenty to love about supporting social enterprises. For me, it’s the fact that our dollars are helping to create a positive impact in our communities. But, more than that, after speaking with these four Sydney-based social enterprises, what is most evident is the passion and dedication they have for their work, the beautiful products they create and the people they support.

What you need to HEAR:

Centre for Social Impact: 2020 Scholarships. Each year, CSI awards various scholarships to a selection of students to help provide a pathway into education, particularly for those working in the Not-for-Profit sector. Scholarships are merit based and awarded to students who demonstrate commitment, leadership and contribution to better social outcomes in the business, public and/or social purpose sectors. Round 1 2020 applications are now open!

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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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