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The Best of Social Impact: Must-Read Articles of the Month (September 2020)

Social impact, entrepreneurship, and innovation - if it's interesting news, you'll find it here. These stories may not be the ones on the top of your news feed, but chances are they're the ones you'll actually want to read. Whether its opinions on creating positive social change - or simply the valuable lessons learned along the way, here's a round-up of the past month's most interesting articles.

Social entrepreneurs and COVID-19: stories from the frontline.

The swiftness and efficiency with which social entrepreneurs have responded to the COVID-19 pandemic and its impacts have made one thing clear: their on-the-ground presence and ability to act as first responders in support of vulnerable communities are incredibly important to global COVID-19 response efforts.

Catalyst 2030 – How Social Entrepreneurs are Getting SDG’S Back on Track. 

As the virtual United Nations general assembly debates how to get Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) back on track, social entrepreneurs step up with the solutions! For the past few months, Catalyst 2030, a new alliance of thousands of social entrepreneurs, has been co-creating roadmap solutions to help achieve our SDGs.

Five must do’s when partnering with business – A NFP’s guide to doing partnerships well. 

Finding new and sustainable revenue streams is a challenge for all not for profits. Partnering with business offers the opportunity to do this, but how do you do it well? Beyond Bank’s Shane Farley offers five short tips to success.

Sustainable Spending Now on the Corporate Agenda. 

Accessing corporate customers can be hard. Almost impossible. Finding the right person to engage with is often the first roadblock, and due diligence and onboarding processes can be difficult to navigate. This problem resonates with many micro, small and medium-sized enterprises. It requires ecosystem technology, and givvable are building it.

Why we need a (social impact) revolution.

The growth and strength of the social enterprise movement is an opportunity to recreate a marketplace that values social capital instead of just financial and could see a solution to some of the globe’s most pressing issues. Speaking at the Social Enterprise World Forum on Monday, David LePage, shares his thoughts on the sector.

Diversity and inclusion in social enterprise.

Social enterprises and the third sector are leaders in many ways when it comes to inclusion and diversity. Duncan Thorp considers whether social enterprises need to do more to ensure they are embracing diversity and inclusion.

Launch of Council to Build Western Australia’s Inclusive Economy – The WA Social Enterprise Council (WASEC).

2020 has seen disruption to ‘business-as-usual’ in a way that most of us haven’t experienced in our lifetimes.  At this time of unprecedented social and economic change, WASEC has been formed by leaders in Western Australia’s social enterprise sector to build a new economy that places community, employee and environmental impact outcomes on an equal footing with sustainable financial returns.

Treading lightly and with respect.

Cindy Mitchell shares some thoughts on Indigenous social enterprise and her belief that our social enterprise movement grows stronger when we are willing to hold a mirror to it and identify where we can do better.

Refreshing Australia’s defence innovation enterprise.

Australia’s defence innovation enterprise will likely always lack the scale of the US system, but it need not lack in maturity.

Positive Action with Every Transaction.

What if changing the world was as easy as popping to the shops? Social enterprises are businesses created to do good. They come in many forms, from coffee shops to law firms, selling a wide range of products and services. Each one exists to help solve a problem in our community. The Queensland Social Enterprise Council (QSEC) has welcomed funding support from the Queensland State Government to undertake an awareness-raising and promotion campaign to support Queensland social enterprises at this critical time. 

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