Each year JBWere puts together an annual update of giving trends in Australia. The report uses a variety of sources to paint a comprehensive and compelling picture of the current direction for giving. The following represent the key takeaways from this year’s report, ‘Australian Giving Trends – Signs of Life’.
Purpose explored an important trend in business: the shift towards business models that are genuinely built around a social or environmental mission. From keynotes on shifting corporate cultures to talks on shared value to panel discussions on shifting corporate cultures and rewriting brand roles – here are the top 20, 140-character takeaways from the Purpose 2015 conference.
Expanse is a one-day conference which brings together people from a diverse range of professional and non-professional backgrounds who want to use their skills and talents for the ‘good worth doing’ in the world.
Social entrepreneurship is entering the mainstream, yet there is no ‘typical’ form of social enterprise and no single agreed-upon definition. Does this create a more diverse and inclusive environment? Or does it put the value and meaning of social enterprise at risk of being co-opted and misused?
Social enterprise accelerator programs are specifically designed to help social entrepreneurs create and grow sustainable for-purpose businesses. Whether you’re in ideation phase or already in operation, a pit stop at a social enterprise accelerator is a great way to fast track your progress.
The Social Good Summit brought together inspirational and committed activists, photographers, academics and business leaders on a single stage, to discuss solutions for the greatest challenges of our time and ask the question, “What type of world do I want to live in by the year 2030?”
There is no doubt the incredible impact that technology and new media is having on social good initiatives around the world. But what exactly is “social good”? Is it making a donation to charity? Is it a random act of kindness? Is it volunteering? Is it advocating for a worthy cause? Is it Liking a post on Facebook?