Data-driven: How a new database can help us get social investment to charities and social ...

On April 27th NCVO launched a report that supported by the Social Investment Research Council. The report attempts to unveil what is going on behind the scenes the current financing of the social sector in the United Kingdom. It's aim is to comprehend the number of charities and social enterprises able to make a social investment, who they are, and how they need to be financed.

The report showed the social sector size, the scope for further borrowing, small organizations' needs, and more information on the broader social sector. There is still a need for more data however. That is why a new institution called the Social Economy Commission is being established. The most important thing to come out of this project is a database anyone can access with the results of the report on it. Read the Entire Article


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Scottish Social Enterprises Vie for Funding Worth 3.3 million Pounds

Investment programmes, Step Up and Scale Up Challenges, are being launched to support all social enterprises across Scotland. Social Investment Scotland (SIS) created the two funding challenges...more

Impact investing glossary

PitchBook is a financial data and software company headquartered in Seattle has put together a short glossary of terms with which anyone interested in impact investing should be familiar. Including...more

Charities Focus on Social Investment as a Finance Tool

Charity organizations in the UK have been using the social investment market to raise funds in the past few years. This is part of a larger trend in UK charities, which are moving away from...more

Free Guides to Help Trustees and Boards Understand Social Investment

The Get Informed campaign organized by Big Society Capital is an effort to to help boards understand the risks and opportunities of social investment. A key aspect of the campaign is a set of free...more

Mission-Aligned and Impact Investment Strategy for Rockefeller Brothers
Foundation: Rockefeller Brothers Fund

Rockefeller Brothers Fund prioritizes investment policies that enable the foundation to achieve long-term financial objectives. They have an allocation target of 20 percent for impact investments...more

The Transformation of Social Investment throught Blended Finance

More investors are investigating the prospect of meeting their investment goals while also achieving desired social objectives. Simultaneously, many charitable and social organizations have found it...more

Free social investment guide published by Cass Business School

Did you know that many charities have difficulty grasping social investment and the great bearing it can have on funding? Fortunately, Cass Business School's Centre for Charity Effectiveness has...more

Lumina Foundation Announces Strategic Social Investment Strategy
Foundation: Lumina Foundation

Lumina Foundation is striving to help close the gap between the number of college graduates in the United States. Their focus is to be to partner with investors that share the same approach as...more

Social investment: Who's got it, who wants it, and what's next?

A "social investment" is an investment motivated by humanitarian returns, not just financial returns. Social investments have a significant positive impact on communities in the UK, and NCVO has just...more

Data-driven: How a new database can help us get social investment to charities and social ...

On April 27th NCVO launched a report that supported by the Social Investment Research Council. The report attempts to unveil what is going on behind the scenes the current financing of the social...more






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Remembering Greg Dees, Social Entrepreneurship Education Pioneer


Remembering Greg Dees, Social Entrepreneurship Education Pioneer

J. Gregory Dees, an internationally acclaimed Professor of the Practice of Social Entrepreneurship and co-founder of the Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business, passed away at age 63 at the Duke Hospital Friday.




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