The key features from around the web in February.
Chris White MP on how the Public Services (Social Value) Act can mean better outcomes.
Chris White, the Conservative MP, introduced the bill that will make it easier for charities to win public contracts.
The grants of between £10,000 and £25,000 can be used to research ideas that meet local social needs.
Former acting head of Charities Aid Foundation’s social investment arm departs role of senior investment manager.
Such a change would lead the company that makes billions to fulfil Mark Zuckerberg’s aim of accomplishing a social mission.
For many who come across the idea of crowdsourcing in its many forms, their first thoughts are about the ethical issues. As such, in writing Getting Results From Crowds, it was important to address the ethical domain rather than ignoring or glossing it.
This month marks our 10th anniversary as a social enterprise. On February 4, we celebrated our achievements and successes with staff, clients and donors at a big party in Phnom Penh, as well as online. And we invite you to download our e-book “The Confidence to Dream”, in which several of our graduates tell their stories in their own words.
Buying co-operatively is catching on, says Co-ops UK’s Kate Pickering.
There is something happening which is long overdue yet incredibly exciting. Academia is tackling reality. Disruption in higher education is getting sexy, and it’s going to change the world.
Sir Stuart Etherington is concerned that the delivery of public services may eventually be limited to only a small number of large-scale providers, effectively creating a ‘fourth sector’.
Blazing a trail for social enterprise growth and expansion across the UK, a new PwC-led social enterprise business support centre, based at a regenerated derelict fire station in South London, was officially opened on Tuesday.
A new headquarters and hub for social enterprise support organisations has officially opened in London.
UnLtd’s Madeleine Gabriel explores why older people are less likely to start social enterprises.
In 2011, the terms ‘social entrepreneurship’ and ‘social business’ began to make weekly appearances in mainstream media.
Social entrepreneurs should step into the limelight and help formulate the idea of a market economy based on values.
LGC’s social enterprise channel, providing the latest local government news, comment and analysis.
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