Archive for the ‘Social Entrepreneurship’ Category

Starting stuff

February 4, 2009

As it hits February people seem to be moving from the “What will we do this year” to the “Let’s start doing it” mode of thinking.

Today I’ve facilitated discussions about starting a uni news website (what a uni paper would be, minus the cost of printing!) and written a factsheet on how to fundraise for Reach Out. One of the reasons I started this blog was to highlight how to start things and then the next step of course being how to sustain them.

What are some of the best resources you’ve discovered for starting something new? I’m trying to keep a list of resources on my links down the side, would love to hear from your experiences what has helped you.

Oooh and of course, I’d also love to know what projects you’ve got on the go in 2009! I’m a very curious cat in that sense…

Sarah x


… now Social Entrepreneurship

February 1, 2009

I’ve been having a number of debates about “What is Social Entrepreneurship” lately and have decided the easiest way to express what I’m talking about is to showcase it online. This year I’ll be working with Volunteering Queensland to set up on online hub for Social Entrepreneurship in Australia. I’ll also be involved in conducting both online and offline conversations on the topic, including running a session on Social Entrepreneurship at the Ideas Festival, with the aim being to run a conference at the end of the year.

Thanks to a conversation around the streets of Paddington with Eddie Harran at Digital for Good and Mike Boyd, I’ve had a good strong push to track this process as it unfolds. So consider this an invitation to join me 🙂