The Unconference findings are here, and we reckon you'll find them interesting.
Four Recommendations from the Australian Social Enterprise Unconference
1. Decolonise social enterprise
There is no shortage of exhortations to learn from First Nations perspectives, but what, as a sector, are we giving back? What does it look like to have a social enterprise sector that truly foregrounds social justice for First Nations people? What does this mean for the ways we organise our events, our peak bodies, and our enterprises?
2. Impact measurement and data – who, what, why?
Are individual social enterprises hoping to reduce the administrative and financial burden of measuring impact by using a common approach? Are intermediaries and other sector-builders hoping to use data to make the case for social enterprise support and investment? The lead-up to SEWF2022 is an opportunity to engage the sector in a conversation about these kinds of questions, with a view to convening targeted discussions and (perhaps) working groups around the topic at the conference.
3. Plan for systems innovation content and conversations
The need for masterclass-level content is clear! Subjects like complexity, systems innovation, adopting place-based impact models, and navigating the technicalities and market-shaping of impact investment were mentioned at the Unconference.
4. Social procurement... and beyond?
We need to determine what a small-medium enterprise-focused approach to social
procurement could look like. Social procurement remains skewed towards the interests of larger enterprises.
Access the full report here.
The SEWF 2021 Handover Ceremony will be taking place on the 30th of September. This year's host, Common Good Solutions (Halifax, Nova Scotia), will be handing over the baton in a cross-continental live stream during the SEWF 2021 digital conference. For those of you who have bought online tickets, make sure you come along!
For those who can't make it, Enterprising Stories will replay key moments from the handover ceremony in an online 'Community Pub' on Thursday afternoon (30th). You can register here! Make sure to bring a glass with you.
Here's Mikey in his Community Pub element to sign off another Road to SEWF 2022 newsletter.
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