Where social entrepreneurs and social impact workers have been aware of systemic inequalities that have existed for decades, the emergence of coronavirus has made these clearer for the rest of the world. COVID-19 has presented the world with a new look at how individuals or certain groups are exposed to health crises, food shortages, job insecurity, and more. It is becoming increasingly clear outside the social enterprise sector that social impact entrepreneurs and companies are needed in this space.
Life has changed for many of us over the past several weeks. We’ve had to acclimate to Zoom meetings, spending the day in our pyjamas, and workspaces surrounded by kids, clutter, and distractions. What could this mean for our social impact?
When the traditional lean canvas just won’t cut it.
Impact comes in many different forms, but what’s often overlooked is the positive impact that flows from ensuring your staff are working with purpose.
The Xfactor Collective specialist member Kristi Mansfield shares how a small grassroots organisation is proving you don’t have to be a powerhouse to use data to achieve your goals.
Today it is no longer just enough for a brand to be “good”; it must also be “cool.” It must have great design and a great story, and it must be an object of desire.
The percentage of women working in technology in Australia is only 28%! How can we change that? Women in Technology, Western Australia (WITWA) has a few ideas…
The goals of making a living and making the world a better place no longer need to be at odds. Here’s how businesses are succeeding by choosing to do good.
Want to make a difference? Looking for your deeper purpose? Not sure about what your next step should be? Having worked in 60 countries with over 400 professionals who want to create social impact, the Amani Institute have identified the 5 key elements to finding your place in the purpose economy.
Whether you’re an established organisation or just starting out, you can’t avoid the fact that you need finance to kick things off or keep them growing. You won’t always find a financial solution that is straightforward or simple. It’s likely you’ll need to work with multiple stakeholders on a “blended” finance structure. Read on for Sefa’s 4 Ps (Partnerships, Passion, Pathway & Persistence), on starting a social enterprise or investing in entrepreneurial growth.
Addressing the world’s most complex challenges by designing specifically for social impact is a largely untapped market with a continuously increasing demand. However, designing for social impact isn’t simply about creating pretty objects for a good cause or selling rad merchandise and giving a percentage of the proceeds to charity. In its ideal form, designing for social impact is envisioning the impact you want to have for a community or individual, bringing stakeholders into the process, working toward sustainable solutions, measuring the difference you’re making, and sharing your results so that positive impact can spread across the world.
The social impact space is booming with new possibilities for millennial-aged changemakers. From voluntourism to starting a for-purpose side-hustle, young people have more drive and passion than ever. Get started on your journey to make a positive change with these top tips.