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You can find other “Market with Meaning” but you definitely want to see “Profit with Purpose”.
I personally “Believe in Kingdom Transformation” because I know there is only ONE “Life for Significant”.

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寄件人: RISE <admin@rise-sw.co.uk>
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收件人: incubator.hou@gmail.com
日期: 2011年6月16日,星期四,上午12:07


Jun 15, 2011
Issue 107

Welcome to RISE’s June newsletter, read on for the latest RISE news, as well as news, jobs and events both from the South West region and nationally, including…

• Social Enterprise Day 2011 survey – give the Social Enterprise Coalition your thoughts.
• Career development opportunities at Embercombe and FRANK Water
• Social Enterprise Leadership: Summer School 19th – 20th July 2011
• Have your say on the future of social enterprise business support by taking part in our short online survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/V5ZJFW8

If you are based in Plymouth or Torbay and interested social enterprise, don’t miss the free series of events and advice clinics from Business Link.
Find further details by visiting: www.rise-sw.co.uk/torbayplymevents

Find a full events listing at the bottom of this e-bulletin.

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:

Making Local Food Work – measure your impact

The Plunkett Foundation is running a wide ranging programme called Making Local Food Work and as part of the programme they have commissioned The Guild and Middlesex University to develop a tool to help local and community food projects to measure the impact of their work.

The Guild will be hosting a half day workshop in Exeter in July for food projects (whether or not you are currently measuring impact) to test the tool, and to help you think about how you can best tell the story of what you do, to people in your community and the wider world. If you would like to receive further details of the workshop, please contact Ann Nicholls: ann@the-guild.co.uk

Jubilee People’s Millions – Dance in Devon need your vote!

Dance in Devon have been selected to be just one of 6 in the South West with a chance of scooping a share of the Jubilee People’s Millions.

The £52,000 would mean they could continue employing local dance practitioners to deliver Dance in Devon programmes for older participants, for youth dance, and for early years, for the next 12 months.

But they can’t do it without you!
Read More…

Social Enterprise Leadership: Summer School 19 – 20 July 2011

Following the huge success of last years Social Enterprise Leadership Summer School, Cosmic are delighted to invite South West social enterprises, both established and emerging, to the 2011 Social Enterprise Summer School to be hosted by University of Plymouth Business School.
Read More…

Social Enterprise Day 2011 survey

The Social Enterprise Coalition is co-ordinating a campaign to mark Social Enterprise Day, which is taking place on 17th November 2011. Before they get started they want to know what you’d find most useful – please take five minutes to fill out this quick survey and help them shape this year’s campaign: www.surveymonkey.com/s/7TNG962

Job vacancy at Embercombe: Education Programme Management, Marketing and General Administration

Sustainability charity and social enterprise Embercombe are seeking an organised individual to join their small team.

Office based. 20 hours per week. Salary £10,000.

For a full job description visit www.embercombe.co.uk/recruitment

To apply, please send your CV and a covering letter by the 11th July 2011 to Clare Mann, Embercombe, Higher Ashton Exeter Devon EX6 7QT or email info@embercombe.co.uk

Finalists announced for Co-operative Excellence Awards 2011

Exeter  City FC Supporters' TrustThe finalists for this year’s Co-operative Excellence Awards – sponsored by KPMG – have been announced after a record number of entries were submitted from co-operatives across the UK.

Now in its third year, the Co-operative Excellence Awards recognise excellence, innovation and ethics of businesses and individuals across the diverse Co-operative Movement, helping to showcase the sector and give inspiration to others!
Read More…

FRANK Water are seeking a Trustee Treasurer to join their board

FRANK Water logoFRANK Water funds sustainable, community-run clean water projects in India, and to date has raised funds for 89 projects, changing the lives of some of the poorest communities in India.

FRANK Water are currently seeking a Trustee Treasurer to join their board. Ideally an accountant with an understanding of the charity sector (although other financial backgrounds will absolutely be considered), the successful candidate will be passionate about creating positive change for the people who need it most.
Read More…

Have your say on the future of social enterprise business support

Following the reforms proposed by BIS (Department for Business, Innovation & Skills) earlier this year, we are looking to collect feedback about the impact of the proposed changes and cuts to existing social enterprise business support services.

We really value your input and would be grateful if you could spend a few minutes completing our online survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/V5ZJFW8

A summary of the survey results will be available on the RISE website.
Read More…

Upcoming Events:

Event Date: Jun 17, 2011

SW – Social Enterprise and Co-operative Development Day

Location – Poole
The Third Social Enterprise and Co-operative Development Day.

Find out more.

Event Date: Jun 21, 2011

SW – Raising Finance & Income Generation

Location – Taunton
• Generation income from your products or services
• Defining your financial and other resource needs
• Understanding overheads, capital assets, working capital & cost of sales
• Identify and describe the four main forms of finance
• Match your social enterprise to sources of finance
• Action planning & sources of further support

Find out more.

Event Date: Jun 21, 2011

SW – A Spotlight on Co-ops

Location – Taunton
• What is a Co-op?
• Co-operative values & principles
• Different types & models of Co-ops
• How to set up a Co-op
• Action planning & sources of further support

Find out more.

Event Date: Jun 22, 2011

SW – Values in Business Network SW

Location – Wotton-under-Edge, Gloucestershire
The Values in Business Network facilitates programs and events to explore the role of values in business.

Presentations by:

• Chris Pockett, Renishaw
• Helen Taylor, Ecotricity Ambassador
• Zarin Hainsworth, Serene Communications

• Discussion & comment
• Refreshments & tour of Renishaw HQ
• All are welcome

Find out more.

Event Date: Jun 22, 2011

Torbay/Plymouth – Growing Your Social Enterprise

Location – Plymouth
This FREE workshop will help your organisation plan for a successful future. It will help you secure your financial future, move from grant funding to ‘earned’ income and manage your cashflow.

Especially relevant for organisations delivering health, social care or other public services.

Find out more.

Event Date: Jun 23, 2011

SW – Career Development Workshop

Location – Bristol
BSWN, in partnership with the Network for Black Professionals, is hosting a FREE workshop on how to further develop your career. This Career Development Workshop aims to provide participants with the opportunity to stop, reflect and take stock of their careers to date in order to become more proactive in managing their future work and career choices.

Find out more.

Event Date: Jun 23, 2011

SW – Funding Your Vision “The Steps To Success”

Location – Newton St Cyres, Mid Devon
“Sustainability starts with planning, not with chasing funding; it needs a lot of work and organisation.”

The days training will take you through key steps in achieving and developing a more successful funding base for your organisation:


• Staying on mission – put planning at the heart of your fundraising
• Knowing your organisation’s full costs and how to calculate them
• Understanding and accessing the right funding sources for your organisation


• Raise your awareness of the various funding options available to the voluntary and community sector.
• Writing grant applications, top tips for successful applications
• Communicate an effective case for support

Beyond grants – exploring other income streams

• The importance of diversifying your income streams
• Loan finance a tool to help your organisation grow and develop
• Explore generating an income through trading goods and services

Find out more.

Event Date: Jun 23, 2011

SW – Save Money, Be Green

Location – Exeter
Are you looking at ways to cut costs in the current economic climate?

Reducing your carbon emissions can save your business money, and increase your profits.

• Demystify green issues
• Learn practical ways to reduce energy usage and waste
• Identify immediate financial and enviromental benefits
• Implement a medium to long-term plan
• Develop a green plan
• Develop your sustainability

“Save at least the cost of this course or your money back!”* Brett Parker, CEO

* Savings made within 6 months of implementing a carbon reducing strategy.

Find out more.

Event Date: Jun 28, 2011

Torbay/Plymouth – Introducing Social Enterprise

Location – Plymouth
Baffled by the Big Society? This FREE workshop is your chance to find out more about Social Enterprise, what it means and whether it could be right for you.

Find out more.

Event Date: Jun 29, 2011

SW – Funding your Community Enterprise

Location – Topsham, Devon
Who is it for?

This course is designed for social enterprises, community organisations and charities.

The course will:

• Introduce you to the social enterprise model – and how it fits your organisation
• Provide knowledge of the different types of social enterprise and legal structures
• Outline the route to developing an income generation idea
• Support you to develop ideas for social enterprise products or services
• Explore the skills needed to start trading
• Help participants to understand how to develop business plans and funding strategies.

This is an interactive course. Participants will learn via a mix of presentations and hands-on activities. This course will provide a great opportunity to share ideas and experiences with others

Find out more.

Event Date: Jul 05, 2011

SW – Marketing & Promotion: the essentials for business success

Location – Taunton
• Overview of marketing methods
• Identifying your future customers/clients
• Understanding their needs
• Identifying cost effective marketing opportunities
• Action planning & sources of further support

Find out more.

Event Date: Jul 05, 2011

SW – The Triple Bottom Line – measuring your impact

Location – Taunton
• The importance of impact measurement and planning for it
• Identifying your audience/s
• Social accounting: balancing economic, social & environmental performance
• How to demonstrate the difference you are making
• Measuring added value, eco footprinting & social return on investment
• Action planning & sources of further support

Find out more.

Event Date: Jul 05, 2011

SW – Renewable Solutions

Location – Bristol
Regen SW is pleased to announce an exciting line up of speakers for their public sector focused Renewable Solutions conference.

This is your chance to learn about the latest government policies on sustainable energy, waste and planning – including a chance to explore the opportunities arising from the Green Deal, the new Waste Strategy, the Feed-in Tariff, the Renewable Heat Incentive, the Green Investment Bank, Local-ism and Local Enterprise Partnerships.

Renewable Solutions have a number of private sector companies speaking and attending, who are looking to discuss the potential for public-private delivery partnerships with you.

Find out more.

Event Date: Jul 06, 2011

Torbay/Plymouth – One-to-One Advice Clinic

Location – Plymouth
This FREE clinic will put you face-to-face with a specialist social enterprise business adviser to help unleash the growth potential of your organisation.

One-hour appointments are available between 09.00 and 16.00

Find out more.

Event Date: Jul 07, 2011

SW – Devon Playing Fields Association Conference and AGM

Location – Fingle Glen Golf hotel (Near Exeter)
Sport and Play Enterprise: Support, Persuade and Inspire Your Community.

A must attend conference for voluntary organisation, social enterprises Town/Parish councils, and professionals who want to grow their organisations income and look at new models of sport, play and leisure delivery.

Find out more.

Event Date: Jul 08, 2011

SW – Grow your business – innovative product development

Location – CALM Centre Exeter, Devon
The event is co-hosted by the Centre for Additive Layer Manufacturing (CALM) and Business Link, you can be among the first to see the only system in the UK capable of high temperature additive manufacturing (also known as 3D printing).
This inspirational product creation process has a tremendous range of applications, from high performance bearings through to medical implants and high temperature ducting for aircraft.

There are also some opportunities for free consultation and subsidised manufacturing or prototyping for eligible businesses.

Find out more.

Event Date: Jul 08, 2011

SW – Are your team’s negotiating skills up to scratch?

Location – Exeter, Devon
“…Improving your negotiation skills will not only help you to achieve your personal and professional goals, it will also lead to a marked reduction in stress in many areas of your life.”

In this full day Key Skills course Dr David Billington FRSC will explain why and how we are negotiating in almost every interaction throughout the day,…and then reveal and explain how you can negotiate much more effectively when it really matters… David has had extensive experience of negotiating complex agreements in the UK, Europe, the USA and in China, and during his multi-faceted and varied career he has made a detailed study of the strategies, tactics and psychology of successful negotiators and key negotiations in Business.
Find out more.

Event Date: Jul 12, 2011

SW – Advising VCS Groups on Funding Issues

Location – Calne, Wiltshire
4 day course: 12th & 13th July and 13th & 14th September 2011.

This course will give you the knowledge and skills you need to effectively advise groups on funding issues. It will also give you a recognised level 3 qualification demonstrating your competence to provide funding advice. A recent delegate on the course wrote: ‘I’d recommend the trainer as well as the course – I am now much clearer about the process of giving funding advice and am feeling far more confident when going to meet with clients!’

Is it for me?

This course is ideal for community development workers and funding advisers in the voluntary or public sectors. It is suitable for new advisers, those looking for a ‘refresher’, or experienced advisers who would like their skills recognised through a formal qualification in funding advice. All delegates must be giving advice as preparing a case study about a group you are working with is an important part of the course.

Find out more.

Event Date: Jul 12, 2011

SW – Advising VCS Groups on Funding Issues

Location – Calne, Wiltshire
A 4 day OCN accredited training course for Funding Advisers: 12th & 13th July + 13th & 14th September.

This 4-day programme provides a unique opportunity to gain a nationally recognised qualification in giving funding advice. The Level 3 award is aimed at existing funding advice workers from voluntary/statutory organisations, umbrella agency workers, community development workers, external funding officers and all others who give funding advice to voluntary/community groups. The Level 2 award is aimed at workers who would benefit from an understanding of the role and who may signpost groups to providers of funding advice as part of their role.

Find out more.

Event Date: Jul 13, 2011

Torbay/Plymouth – One-to-One Advice Clinic

Location – Torbay
This FREE clinic will put you face-to-face with a specialist social enterprise business adviser to help unleash the growth potential of your organisation.

One-hour appointments are available between 09.00 and 16.00

Find out more.

Event Date: Jul 14, 2011

SW – Reshaping, Arts Council England event

Location – Swindon
Reshaping work will complement other initiatives of a similar nature being undertaken by other organisations including local authorities. These are intended as temporary resources which will be taken up, used, adapted and disseminated by other organisations. The work has been undertaken by West Mead Creative in partnership with Mission Models Money, The South West Forum and i-DAT Plymouth.

The Arts Council are emphasising the importance of collaboration by offering organisations the opportunity to get together at a number of events in June and July 2011 where the Arts Council will share this information and identify further needs and opportunities.

For further information or to book a place at one of the events please email Catriona Hunter.

Find out more.

Event Date: Jul 14, 2011

SW – Devonport Guildhall Marketplace!

Location – Plymouth
This event marks the end of a successful pilot where schools and youth groups across the UK, as well as in China and Uganda have been supporting young people to set up their own social/micro enterprises.

All products and services on sale are social enterprises (all profits go towards changing social or environmental issues)

Find out more.

Event Date: Jul 14, 2011

Torbay/Plymouth – Starting in Social Enterprise – a Practical Approach

Location – Torbay
Already got an idea for a social enterprise? This FREE workshop will help you produce an action plan to get your project up and running.

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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