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David Bartram's worked for many years helping social entrepreneurs grow their business and scale their impact. Ahead of his 6 year anniversary working at UnLtd, we caught up with him on his thoughts on the current challenges & opportunities facing social entrepreneurs & the world of social...
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Social impact investing often takes a different approach to traditional investing. Working with a social investor is about much more than the money, it’s also about the people. This often means that an investor and investee will work together to support each other on a shared mission. For part three...
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According to the last state of the sector survey by SEUK, 41% of social enterprises are led by women. But we still have a long way to go for gender equality in social enterprise - as we heard from June O'Sullivan, CEO LEYF. Outside of social enterprise, just 17% of business founders are female, and...
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Over a hundred years ago, on March 8th 1917, women in Russia finally gained suffrage. It was a monumental step for advancing equality. The victory of March 8th was celebrated across the world and is now a national holiday in Russia. In 1975, it was adopted by the UN and became what we now know as...
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Sophie Hobson, Head of Communications for School for Social Entrepreneurs & social entrepreneur wellbeing expert, shares her advice for those who've fallen out of love with being the boss.
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Over the coming months, we’re sharing 7 lessons to help you. Inspired by ‘Is taking on debt, good finance? Lessons from those who’ve done it’, by Melanie Mills, we’re answering some of the most common questions we hear. In this post (the second of the series), we’re looking at why social impact...
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5 top tips for startup success, for social entrepreneurs on the journey to social investment, by Maarten Rooney - Co-Founder CEO of Singlify.
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New to the world of social investment? Over the coming months we’re sharing a series of 7 posts to help you. Inspired by ‘Is taking on debt, good finance? Lessons from those who’ve done it’, by Melanie Mills, we’ll delve deeper into her 7 lessons learned. Follow this series to help cut the wheat...
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When Carol Botten joined VONNE in 2014, she was asked to think about what more they could do to meet the organisation’s strategic aim to “support the sector to be effective, ambitious and enterprising”. After being appointed CEO in 2018, here she shares their journey so far:
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It’s been a whirlwind of a year here at Good Finance. This year, we’ve had over 63,000 users of the website to date, listed 62 investors and advisors and reached more than 1,000 people through events. And we gained a new team...
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Only one thing is certain when you’re a social entrepreneur: every month will be different from the last. You’re on a constant learning curve, whether your organisation is starting, scaling or shrinking. You feel like your to-do list is toppling over with tasks you’ve never had experience of...