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寄件人: RISE <admin@rise-sw.co.uk>
主題: RISE September e-bulletin
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日期: 2010年9月14日,星期二,下午11:48

Newsletter

Sep 14, 2010
Issue 91

Greetings from RISE HQ, I hope you all had a lovely summer full of sunshine. As well as a comprehensive listing of social enterprise events in the region and beyond, this month’s e-bulletin includes…

• Have your say on how cuts in public spending have affected social enterprises
• RISE responds to ‘Big Society’ impact on rural communities
• Brand new Social Enterprise Qualification from the Real Ideas Organisation. Help support the idea!
• First Social Enterprise Summer School: a Success
• Job vacancies at SOFA Project & Gloucestershire Credit Union
• Head to Bristol to see the Portents community art installation that will fill College Green
• Got an idea for a project but not sure if social enterprise is right for you? Already running a social enterprise but need help to take it to the next level? Book now for September’s free Business Link events, view the dates here: www.rise-sw.co.uk/cornwallevents
• And don’t miss the chance to enter the Social Enterprise photography competition, there are some amazing prizes up for grabs. Read all about it!

Don’t miss news as it breaks – subscribe to our RSS newsfeed to stay up-to-date. We hope you find this update interesting and varied but not too long. We welcome any feedback, so if you have any news or comments, please let us know.

Latest News:

Have your say on how cuts in public spending have affected social enterprises

The Social Enterprise Coalition (SEC) in partnership with RISE is undertaking a quick survey to find out how initial and pending cuts in public spending have affected social enterprises, or are anticipated to do so.
Read More…

RISE responds to ‘Big Society’ impact on rural communities

RISE was recently asked to provide a response for the Rural Affairs Minister’s quarterly economic monitor which will ‘focus on the experiences of civil society in rural England in the light of current economic climate and public spending/funding cuts’.
Read More…

New venture offering low cost office furniture for voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations now open.

SOFA Office

Bristol-based charity and social enterprise SOFA Project Ltd. has launched a new venture, SOFA Office, offering low cost, good quality second-hand office and school furniture in Bristol and the South West.
Read More…

Communication and business advice experts team up to host a series of free communication training seminars for UK social enterprises

On 12 October 2010, Society Media and Business Link in London will team up to host the first in a series of free Comms Lab training seminars aimed at equipping social enterprises with the skills and knowledge to communicate effectively.
Read More…

Real Ideas Organisation Seeks Support for Brand New Social Enterprise Qualification

SEQ logoPioneering social enterprise the Real Ideas Organisation (RIO) has announced the launch of its international Social Enterprise Qualification (SEQ) pilot and is looking for Social Enterprises to get behind the idea.
Read More…

Big Society red tape purge

Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts will lead a new cutting red-tape taskforce to flush out burdens on the voluntary sector Nick Hurd, Minister for Civil Society, and Mark Prisk, Minister for Business and Enterprise have announced.
Read More…

Guinness & Co. Will Serve Up 6 Million Pounds in Grants for Social Enterprise

The application process for this year’s grants begins on September 28th 2010. Do you have a social enterprise in need of grant money? If so visit the Arthur Guinness Fund’s website to apply.
Read More…

Sparklers sought for social enterpreneur contest

Homeless entrepreneurs with a business idea that can take them into employment and independent living are being sought to take part in Sparklers 2010.

Sparklers provide opportunities for homeless entrepreneurs to develop both new business ideas and the skills to run their own businesses.
Read More…

Who Stands out for you? Nominate them for a Queen’s Award for Enterprise Promotion

Do you know someone who’s played an outstanding role in promoting and encouraging business enterprise skills in the UK? Do you think their achievements deserve extra-special recognition?

Then nominate them for The Queen’s Award for Enterprise Promotion – the UK’s most prestigious award for individuals in business.
Read More…

Gloucestershire Credit Union are looking for a Business Manager

Can you deliver a countywide credit union for Gloucestershire?

Salary: £25,000 per annum pro rata
Hours: To be agreed
Annual Leave: 25 Days
Contract: This is a 6 month contract.
Location: City Works, Alfred Street, Gloucester GL1 4DF
Deadline for applications: 9am on Monday 20th September 2010
Read More…

Good Deals 2010: The UK Social Investment Conference

Monday 15 and Tuesday 16 November
IET London: Savoy Place, London

Shaping the social investment marketplace

SPECIAL BURSARIES AND EARLY BIRD DISCOUNTS ON OFFER NOW!
Read More…

First Social Enterprise Summer School: a Success!

The first Social Enterprise Summer School for Leaders, which ran from the 7th to the 9th of July was a roaring success.

Designed by COSMIC, with support from RISE as part of the Lively Leadership project, and funded by Capacity Builders and ESF, leaders from Social Enterprises as diverse as Fifteen Cornwall, 2nd Chance CIC and the Real Ideas Organisation came together over three days to participate in an innovative programme of workshops, visits and networking, covering topics such as Leadership in Tough Times, Authentic Networking, Attracting the Ethical Consumer and High Impact Communications, as well as listening to an inspirational after dinner speech from Peter Holbrook, Chief Executive of the Social Enterprise Coalition.
Read More…

Job vacancy: General Manager – SOFA Office, Bristol

Salary: £22,500 pa (to be reviewed as the role develops) plus a bonus of up to £6,000 depending on meeting agreed performance indicators.

SOFA Project are developing a new initiative, SOFA Office, to improve the re-use and recycling of office furniture. We are launching this new venture in partnership with fellow Social Enterprise Mark holder, Green Works, who have a national reputation for the re-use and recycling of office furniture. We will be selling good quality used office furniture to a range of sectors including voluntary and community organisations, social enterprises, charities, educational establishments and small businesses.
Read More…

Snap up amazing prizes in this year’s Social Enterprise photography competition

National Winner 2009
Are you a keen photographer or a super social enterprise?

Then get involved with this year’s ‘Social Vision: business at its best’ photo competition. Now in its third year, the photography competition is for the first time being jointly run by Triodos Bank and the Social Enterprise Coalition, in association with Social Enterprise magazine and RISE.

If you can take an image that captures the unique and transformative work of social enterprise, get entering! As well as getting loads of free publicity for your organisation, we have a fantastic prize for the regional winner – a 1 day introduction to film making course at Bath-based social enterprise Suited and Booted CIC. What’s more, if you win the regional heat you will also be entered into the national heat where you could win £750 cash for your social enterprise as well as £750 cash for the photographer, and £1000 worth of print advertising in Social Enterprise Magazine.
Read More…

Don’t miss Portents community art installation in Bristol

PortentsBristol-based social enterprise The Pierian Centre is organising one of the most exciting events of the autumn. Portents is a community art installation that will fill College Green with 50 decorated tents for nine days in September.
Read More…

Upcoming Events:

Event Date: Sep 16, 2010

Cornwall – Social Enterprise – a Practical Start

Location – Launceston

• Do you have a specific idea for a social enterprise, but don’t know how to make it happen?
• During this workshop you will produce a practical action plan to get your project up and running.
Don’t miss this free workshop and advice clinic for anyone involved with or interested in social enterprise.

Find out more.

Event Date: Sep 16, 2010

Cornwall – Introducing Social Enterprise

Location – St Mary’s, Isles of Scilly

• Do you want to know what ‘The Big Society’ is and how it could affect you?
• Do you want to provide a social benefit without depending on grants and donations?
• Find out what social enterprise is, and whether it is right for your organisation.

Find out more.

Event Date: Sep 17, 2010

SW – Social Media for Civil Society

Location – Mevagissey (Activity Centre)

Social Media for Civil Society™ is an innovative marketing programme created by Social Traders, a social enterprise that promotes trade for social purpose.
This one day programme enables charities, social enterprises and voluntary organisations to improve the marketing of their services and engage directly with customers and supporters using social media tools such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Slideshare, WordPress, Google and YouTube.

Find out more.

Event Date: Sep 17, 2010

SW – Introduction to Social Enterprise in Health & Social Care

Location – Exeter

This 1 day course is for people wanting to explore social enterprise as a way for the future delivery of health and social care services, focusing on how to set up successful social enterprises as socially aware trading organisations (please note this will not cover practice/delivery issues).

Find out more.

Event Date: Sep 17, 2010

SW – Grassroots Glastonbury Conference

Location – Glastonbury

GRASSROOTS is growing social enterprises in Somerset, so if you are:
• an established social or co-operative enterprise
• a social entrepreneur
• a local authority officer
• a private sector business
• a community or voluntary group

then this FREE practical and inspirational event is not to be missed!

Find out more.

Event Date: Sep 17, 2010

Cornwall – Don’t miss this FREE informal one-to-one advice clinic for social enterprises in Cornwall

Location – Truro

If you run a social enterprise or established community organisation and need good advice to develop your ideas further, here is an opportunity for a one-to-one chat with one of our qualified advisers.
Find out more.

Event Date: Sep 21, 2010

SW – Conflict Resolution

Location – Plymouth

This course will help you look at what conflict is and examine your own reactions to it, as well as what other people might be thinking and feeling. From this you will look at the skills and processes that can be used when faced with conflict to make sure that its results are positive, whether at home or at work.

Find out more.

Event Date: Sep 21, 2010

Cornwall – Governance and Legal Structures

Location – Truro

• Are you trying to choose the right legal structure for a new social enterprise?
• Does your organisation need to improve its systems and processes to meet the expectations of investors, funders, customers and commissioners?
Don’t miss this free workshop and advice clinic for anyone involved with or interested in social enterprise.

Find out more.

Event Date: Sep 23, 2010

SW – Social Enterprise – Governance and Legal Structures

Location – Taunton, Somerset

• Are you trying to choose the right legal structure for a new social enterprise?
• Does your steering group or committee need to become incorporated as some kind of company?
• Does your charity or community group want to develop a trading arm?

Find out more.

Event Date: Sep 23, 2010

SW – “Future Now”- Social Investment Conference

Location – Bristol

The current economic and political climate will forever change the way the Third Sector funds its operations. BSWN is hosting a one-day event aimed at increasing the awareness of alternative sources of finance available to the Third Sector. The event will consider alternative income generation models that are available for Community and Voluntary organisations, with aspirations to play a bigger role in the delivery of public service.

Find out more.

Event Date: Sep 23, 2010

SW – Community Asset Conference 2010

Location – Bristol

Bristol City Council has organised a Community Assets Conference. It is a half-day event which will be chaired by Cllr Barbara Janke, Leader of Bristol City Council, and held in the St Werburghs Centre.

The conference is aimed at all Third Sector organisations in Bristol that are interested in obtaining their own premises or that already have council-owned premises. The event will look at how Community Asset Transfer can help to empower local communities and can create opportunities for greater independence and financial sustainability.

Find out more.

Event Date: Sep 23, 2010

Cornwall – Don’t miss this FREE informal one-to-one advice clinic for social enterprises in Cornwall

Location – Penzance

If you run a social enterprise or established community organisation and need good advice to develop your ideas further, here is an opportunity for a one-to-one chat with one of our qualified advisers.

Find out more.

Event Date: Sep 25, 2010

SW – A ‘Hands-on social networking – digital media workshop’

Location – Exeter

A FREE half-day workshop for anyone from the voluntary sector that is involved with work with young people. The workshop will be delivered by COSMIC.

The objectives are to:

• Understand the potential of social networking and how it might enhance the work of your group/organisation
• How to set up on-line forums and networks
• Opportunity to explore a broad range of social media options
• Find out about using digital media and how it can help you get your message across

There will also be the opportunity to seek one-to-one advice at the end of the morning session.

Find out more.

Event Date: Sep 28, 2010

SW – THE BIG COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PICNIC

Location – Shipham Village Hall, Somerset

This collective event from South West Foundation, George – the Regional Funding Advice Workers’ Forum and the Empowering Communities Partnership takes place in the lovely setting of Shipham Village Hall. Informal dress essential!

Find out more.

Event Date: Sep 28, 2010

SW – Starting in Social Enterprise – A Practical Approach

Location – Chippenham, Wiltshire

This workshop is suitable for:
• Newly started social enterprises
• Voluntary organisations and charities wishing to consider developing a social enterprise
• Social enterprises in their first year of trading

The workshop is designed to help your organisation develop good management processes as you identify trading opportunities either for the first time or as an additional activity to current delivery.

Find out more.

Event Date: Sep 29 – 30, 2010

Other – SEWM Summer School 2010

Location – Leamington Spa

Following on from the success of last year’s Summer School, Social Enterprise West Midlands are pleased to be able to offer the two day residential programme again this year.

‘Developing your Social Enterprise’ is an organisational development programme specifically designed for leaders and senior managers of social enterprises preparing for growth or significant business development.
Find out more.

Event Date: Oct 05, 2010

Cornwall – Don’t miss this FREE informal one-to-one advice clinic for social enterprises in Cornwall

Location – Redruth

If you run a social enterprise or established community organisation and need good advice to develop your ideas further, here is an opportunity for a one-to-one chat with one of our qualified advisers.

Find out more.

Would you like to join? RISE is a membership organisation and is open to anyone based in the region who is interested in the social enterprise agenda in South West England. For organisations that provide information, advice and support to social enterprises, RISE provides an enhanced level of membership, called RISE Additions. RISE Additions provides discounts and benefits, including to RISE training and Business Advice Network.

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