Juanita Pope from Justice Connect has many vivid memories of the Social Enterprise World Forum 2019 in Ethiopia – the people, the dancing, the camaraderie, the incredible stories of entrepreneurs pushing against the odds to create impressive social impact. But the one thing that really struck a chord was the structural and systemic aspirations of many social enterprises speaking at SEWF.

With social enterprise being a largely unregulated term in Australia, organisations in the cause space need to work even harder to be transparent and build loyalty and trust. Luckily, we can draw on the power of social media to find and nurture our tribe of trusting followers. Here are four posts you can schedule in that focus on building trust.

The Myer Innovation Fellowships support breakthrough solutions to Australia’s most pressing social and environmental challenges and bring new talent to the social sector. Fellows are offered funding and the unique opportunity to take twelve months away from their current role to pursue a big idea that has the potential to achieve positive social outcomes.

Mikhara Ramsing is a 2018 Westpac Social Change Fellow, a social entrepreneur and businesswoman, an activist for culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) LGBTIQA+ inclusion, a QLD Young Australian of the Year nominee, a mentee and mentor. But just two years ago as she considered applying for the Westpac Social Change Fellowship, she shares how she was struck with feelings of self doubt as she wondered whether this was a program for people far more qualified than her.

Why is it that if a woman says she is going to change the world, the assumption is that she’s launching a not-for-profit organisation, a charity? While if a man says he is going to change the world, the assumption is that he’s launching a for-profit business? A powerful piece written by Cindy Reese Mitchell, CEO at The Mill House Ventures Ltd., on how the gender norms that hobble women’s full participation in business also applies to those who are passionate about social innovation.