This Week In Social Entrepreneurship: Events, FREE e-book, Meetups, Insights and More!

22 November 2017

Opportunities and Events

The United Nations Social Impact Fund, UK

23 November 2017: In September 2017 the United Nations launched its first ever impact investing fund — the UNSIF. This talk will explain the detail of the fund, its strategic objectives and how Oxford is playing role in its development.

Impact for Growth training open- UK§

The sign up window is now open for the next series of Impact for Growth training sessions, part of the Impact Management Programme. These sessions are a compulsory first stage in the Impact for Growth grant making process and are open to charities and social enterprises that meet the eligibility requirements, which include a focus on positive outcomes for individuals and actively seeking investment and contract opportunities.

Social Entrepreneurship 360°, London

23 November 2017: The Innovation Co-creation Lab, the Latin America and Caribbean Centre and LSE Generate are delighted to jointly host an event series over the coming year entitled ‘Social Entrepreneurship 360’, sponsored by Santander. Each event will address one of the defining movements of our time, the rise of social entrepreneurship and the practicalities of initiating, growing, building and scaling social enterprises in Latin America and other emerging markets.

Creating Impact with Social Entrepreneurship, Belgium

4 December 2017: The event will be hosted by one of Ashoka’s social entrepreneurs. Arnoud Raskin from Mobile School and StreetwiZe will be welcoming us in Leuven. And he has a video-message for us.

Social Innovation Summit 2018, Germany

4 March 2018: Joint Vision. Collective Action. Better Future. The Social Innovation Summit #SIS18 is a two day international event that addresses relevant topics in the context of social innovation and entrepreneurship. We want to create a common understanding of the concept of social innovation and to connect various stakeholders in order drive collective impact. Around 350+ Guests from various sectors & 40+ Innovative Projects creating social value in an inspiring environment.

MeetUp Group: Social Entrepreneurs & Changemakers, D.C. Networking

We invite you to join us for networking conversations over lunch with social entrepreneurs, “changemakers”, professionals, investors, community builders, business owners, small housing providers, community leaders, GW alumni, Foggy Bottom/West End neighbors, Asian Americans, US-China People’s Friendship and other members of the Friendship Archway Network.

News, Reports, Insights

2017 Global Trends in GIVING REPORT

An annual report that examines the impact of technology, gender, generation, and ideology upon giving worldwide.

Five Essential Qualities For Social Enterprise Success

For-profit businesses are considered social enterprises when they are not only using financial profits as a measurement of success, but also social impact. If you’re someone who has a passion for helping people or causes, this might be a business model you should investigate further. Social entrepreneurs come from many backgrounds and disciplines and include some of the following leaders: Muhammad Yunus, the founder of Grameen Bank; Blake Mycoskie, the founder of TOMS; and Rachel Brathen, also known as Yoga Girl.

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“For social activists, good listening begins the process of equalizing power.” — Jonathan C. Lewis