Sedett Social enterprise Wed, 24 Jul 2019 06:06:41 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 ARE YOU A PRACTITIONER? Mon, 24 Sep 2018 09:21:02 +0000 CAPACITY SELF ASSESSMENT TOOL

ARE YOU A PRACTITIONER with a special interest in how social enterprises could evaluate their organisational development needs, if so you will be interested in SEDETT as it has produced a

  • Social Enterprise Capacity Assessment Tool (SECAT)
  • Set of SECAT guidelines for its practical use and results interpretation

Find out more …. CLICK HERE (links to Summary of IO1 output)



Are you a social entrepreneur or educator/trainer with a special interest in how social enterprises could use creative learning experiences  to aid their organisational development, if so then you will be interested in SEDETT as it has produced a

  • Framework of creative learning experiences for soft skill development

Find out more … CLICK HERE (links to summary of IO3 output)

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Social Enterprise UK Wed, 06 Dec 2017 12:28:20 +0000 Who we are

We are the leading global authority on social enterprise.

We are the biggest network of social enterprises in the UK.

We are a strategic partner to 6 government departments and have led public policy on social enterprise for 15 years.

We have unrivalled business relationships working with some of the biggest companies in the UK to support social enterprise through their supply chains, people and networks.

Our membership is a network that includes all the leading lights of the UK social enterprise movement from community organisations to consumer products.

We have created the world’s largest commitment to social procurement through the Buy Social Corporate Challenge.

We are the membership body for social enterprise.

What we do
Run effective campaigns for our members and lobby on the sector’s behalf
Carry out robust and respected research to help paint a picture of the UK’s social enterprise movement
Work with our corporate partners to broker business for our members and other social enterprises
Raise awareness of the role that social enterprises play delivering health and care services
Build networks between social enterprises
Raise the profile of people and social enterprises in the sector
Our members aren’t just social enterprises. They also include private businesses, charities and public sector organisations who support our vision of a world where social enterprise is the usual way of doing business.


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What is Social Enterprise? Wed, 06 Dec 2017 12:26:24 +0000 Social enterprise can be challenging to define, in large part because the concept has been evolving rapidly in recent years and increasingly blurs the lines of the traditional business, government and non-profit sectors.

Social Enterprise Alliance suggests the following basic working definition:

Organizations that address a basic unmet need or solve a social problem through a market-driven approach.

Social enterprise is not a silver bullet, but it is a promising approach to fulfilling unmet needs and fostering genuinely “triple-bottom-line” organizations – those simultaneously seeking profits, social impact, and environmental sustainability.

It’s certainly not the only solution, but it is most definitely a solution.

  • For traditional non-profits, social enterprise can be a powerful complement to other activities when it advances the social mission and the financial sustainability of the organization.
  • For new start-ups – non-profits and for-profits – social enterprise gives entrepreneurs the ability to bake social impact and financial sustainability into the organization’s DNA from its outset.
  • For traditional businesses, social enterprise initiatives enable a company to integrate social impact into business operations and prioritize social goals alongside financial returns.
  •  To learn more about for-profit social enterprise, check out our article on B corps and public benefit corporations.

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Social enterprise Wed, 06 Dec 2017 11:12:01 +0000 A social enterprise is an organization that applies commercial strategies to maximize improvements in human and environmental well-being—this may include maximizing social impact alongside profits for external shareholders. Social enterprises can be structured as a for-profit or non-profit, and may take the form (depending in which country the entity exists and the legal forms available) of a co-operative, mutual organization, a disregarded entity, a social business, a benefit corporation, a community interest company or a charity organization. They can also take more conventional structures. What differentiates social enterprises is that their social mission is as core to their success as any potential profit.

Types of Social Enterprises[edit]
Social enterprises can generally be classified by the below categories, though new sectors and areas arise as the field continues to evolve. Currently recognized fields of social enterprise are:

Animal Rights, Animal Agriculture Reduction & Vegan Enterprise
Economic Development, Economic Empowerment, Financial Literacy & Poverty Alleviation
Environmental Sustainability & Climate Change Mitigation
Food Access, Sustainable Food Systems, & Hunger Relief
Health, Public Health, Healthcare Accessibility & Wellness
Microfinance, Microcredit & Microlending
Racial Equity & Gender Equity
Social Justice, Justice & Human Rights
Women’s Empowerment & Women’s Rights

Read more here

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