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Your impact story is the way you explain how your organisation creates change. You need to show that your work does actually work - whether you’re demonstrating the merits of your model to investors, or convincing a potential beneficiary that you can help them.
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Carol Botten is CEO at VONNE (Voluntary Organisations Network North East), the regional umbrella and support organisation for the VCSE sector in the North East region. In this blog, she explains why it's worth finding out if social investment could work for you.
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If you’re currently considering social investment then we really encourage you to ask investors about their average cost of lending. Social investors don't all do the same thing and they don’t all lend the same type of money.
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We’re pleased to share that Good Finance is soon to embark on a new project in partnership with NAVCA (the National Association for Voluntary and Community Action) and The Connect Fund. The aim to increase knowledge and understanding of Social Investment within local Infrastructure and the...
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It's part of human nature to want to express the best of ourselves and the work we do. However, this can mean that in our career we all at some point tell half-truths. We do this to look better than a competitor & to validate ourselves. It's ok, you can admit this, we all do it at some point...
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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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Learn about social investment while you're out and about. A range of highlights available as podcasts for you to listen to for free.
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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.