Why Universities Shouldn’t Teach Social Entrepreneurship

There are huge opportunities for universities to make immensely valuable contributions to the social impact sector. Universities are a powerful tool for grooming the next generation of social scientists, policymakers, business leaders, civil servants, and professionals. And every social enterprise needs an army of well-educated employees—marketing directors, accountants, and others—who have earned a university degree.… Read More Why Universities Shouldn’t Teach Social Entrepreneurship

22 Awesome Social Enterprise Business Ideas

There are several ways you can go-about searching for social enterprise business ideas. Creating a social business has many similarities to building a traditional business, but inspiration is usually drawn from a different place. Social enterprise ideas, unlike conventional business ideas, typically result from a desire to solve a social need; similar to how many… Read More 22 Awesome Social Enterprise Business Ideas

SMART Social Innovation Competition (SIC)

SMART Social Innovation Competition (SIC) focuses on social innovation for solving social problems within community(ies) in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Turkey. SMART START project is opening a public call for innovative ideas related to both Objective 1 and Objective 3 of Smart Start project – to support innovative ideas of CSOs therefore… Read More SMART Social Innovation Competition (SIC)

Social enterprises in Germany and the refugee crisis: What role do they take?

More than a year ago – in the midst of what is often called the refugee crisis and in the midst of our survey data collection – we realized that organizations in the social sector were rethinking their activities as a reaction to the refugee crisis. This motivated us to take a step back and look… Read More Social enterprises in Germany and the refugee crisis: What role do they take?

Best Countries to be a Social Entrepreneur?

The Thomson Reuters Foundation poll, carried out in partnership with Deutsche Bank, the Global Social Entrepreneurship Network (GSEN) and UnLtd, which are foundations for social entrepreneurs, ranked Australia 28th overall. The poll asked 900 experts in 45 of the world’s biggest economies a series of questions relating to the business-for-social-good sector, ranking the countries accordingly.… Read More Best Countries to be a Social Entrepreneur?

Call for papers for Balkan social enterprise research network regional scientific conference

The two day conference “Researching social enterprise developments in the Balkans” will take place in Skopje, Macedonia from Thursday 17 – Friday 18 November, 2016. This event will bring together researchers from the Balkan region which work in the fields of social enterprises, social entrepreneurship and social economy. The aim of this conference is knowledge sharing, discussion… Read More Call for papers for Balkan social enterprise research network regional scientific conference