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Feb 2012

The key features from around the web in February.

Feb 2012

28 Feb

Social enterprises and commissioners need to work together for social value

Chris White MP on how the Public Services (Social Value) Act can mean better outcomes.

Social value bill progresses to its final reading

Chris White, the Conservative MP, introduced the bill that will make it easier for charities to win public contracts.

27 Feb

Communitybuilders opens £500,000 fund for feasibility grants

The grants of between £10,000 and £25,000 can be used to research ideas that meet local social needs.

24 Feb

Paul Cheng leaves CAF Venturesome with immediate effect

Former acting head of Charities Aid Foundation’s social investment arm departs role of senior investment manager.

Should Facebook become a social enterprise?

Such a change would lead the company that makes billions to fulfil Mark Zuckerberg’s aim of accomplishing a social mission.

23 Feb

Debate: The Ethics of Crowdsourcing

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.

21 Feb

Mistakes of a social entrepreneur

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.

Consumers are doing it for themselves

Buying co-operatively is catching on, says Co-ops UK’s Kate Pickering.

An Ecosystem for Innovation in Higher Education

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.

14 Feb

Etherington fears emergence of ‘fourth sector’

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’.

13 Feb

Video: Landmark social enterprise business centre opens in London

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.

9 Feb

London Mayor opens social enterprise support centre

A new headquarters and hub for social enterprise support organisations has officially opened in London.

8 Feb

Why aren’t there more older social entrepreneurs?

UnLtd’s Madeleine Gabriel explores why older people are less likely to start social enterprises.

7 Feb

How Millennials Are Shaping the Future of Social Entrepreneurship and Technology

In 2011, the terms ‘social entrepreneurship’ and ‘social business’ began to make weekly appearances in mainstream media.

Social enterprises can help Britain create a fairer economy

Social entrepreneurs should step into the limelight and help formulate the idea of a market economy based on values.

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