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轉寄︰ SVA eNewsletter January/February 2012

2012 年 01 月 31 日

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“When you do the common things in life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world.” George Washington Carver

What is Social Entrepreneurship?

Statement of Faith
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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主題︰ SVA eNewsletter January/February 2012

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January/February 2012 eNewsletter
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Social Ventures Australia (SVA) invests in social change by helping increase the impact and build the sustainability of those in the social sector. Our investments are focused on high potential organisations that are fostering solutions to some of the most pressing challenges facing our community.
Social finance in action
North Yarra Community Health (NYCH) North Yarra Community Health (NYCH) has been providing free or low cost community health and welfare services to disadvantaged sections of its local community for 142 years. NYCH has identified an opportunity to establish a private GP practice to generate profits to fund NYCH´s community healthcare and welfare work and is working with SVA’s Social Finance team to source start-up funding to set up the practice and cover its costs until it begins to generate profits.

Learn more about how SVA is putting social finance into action, with a finance structure that meets local community needs as well as provides investors with both a social purpose outcome and a financial return.

Something to sing about
Caroline Aebersold SVA is delighted to announce the entry of The Song Room into our venture portfolio. Headed by Caroline Aebersold (pictured), The Song Room is a non-profit organisation focused on ensuring all Australian children, regardless of their background, have the opportunity to participate in music and the arts to enhance their education, personal development and community involvement.

Already working with over 20,000 children every week, find out how SVA will be supporting The Song Room to provide free, tailored, long-term music and arts based programs to even more disadvantaged and high need communities.

Working it Out
GenerationOne SVA Consulting and the SVA Employment team recently completed a series of case studies on behalf of non-profit organisation GenerationOne, to begin to build a more detailed and practical knowledge base of what it takes to successfully transition long-term unemployed Indigenous Australians into sustainable, meaningful employment.

The case studies feature employers who are achieving demonstrable, positive outcomes and were prepared to be open and candid about their experience. Each offered inspiring stories and unique insights, but shared similar foundations that underpinned their success. Read the full story.

Nurturing growth of social enterprise in Queensland
SEED SVA is delighted to be continuing to partner with the Queensland Government in the support of social enterprises that are creating employment opportunities for people who are excluded from the labour market. Through Queensland Social Enterprise Partnership (QSEP), funded by the Queensland Government´s Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation (DEEDI) and Department of Communities, SVA is able to continue our work with 15 inspiring social enterprises, as well as expand our support to another 10 organisations.

Read more about the program and just one of its many success stories, Sandgate Enterprise for Economic Development (SEED).

Taking the guess work out of grantmaking
Fiona Higgins In her role managing SVA´s Grantmaking and Evaluation Service for private ancillary fund (PAF) trustees, Fiona Higgins (pictured) meets many philanthropists who find it challenging to decide where best to direct their funds. Fiona understands these challenges and works with PAF holders to navigate the complexities of the non-profit and philanthropic sectors as they decide which organisations should benefit from their giving.

Fiona has identified 10 key indicators, the presence of which within an organisation tends to predispose it to success in achieving its objectives. And while these indicators provide a good evaluation framework, Fiona also cautions against blindly following a formula without due consideration of the individual circumstances.

Let´s talk about love…
Lighthouse Foundation Lighthouse Foundation provides homeless young people who come from backgrounds of long term neglect and abuse with a home, a sense of family and around the clock therapeutic care. Through their Lighthouse experience, the young people heal, learn again to relate to others and rebuild their lives.

SVA Consulting was recently engaged by Lighthouse Foundation to undertake a Social Return on Investment (SROI) assignment for their program. In this Heart of the Matter piece, SVA SROI Analyst Kateryna Andreyeva explains that meeting one of the program participants and hearing her harrowing story was an intense and moving experience.

SVA´s Executive Director Employment Kevin Robbie has relocated to Melbourne and has expanded his responsibilities to also include the management of SVA´s operations in Victoria.

» Find out more about Kevin

The inaugural SVA Education Dialogue showcased success stories from some of our most disadvantaged schools, highlighting how student achievement is being turned around in various ‘Bright Spot’ schools. A key output of the day was a document summarising the discussion, which will inform conversations regarding the SVA Education team´s priorities and future work.

» Read the full document here

As one of the Founding Members of GoodStart, the non-profit syndicate which in December 2009 successfully acquired 650 plus ABC Learning Centres, SVA is delighted with the decision to rebrand the organisation to Goodstart Early Learning.

» Read how this name better reflects the organisation´s commitment to the first five years and its move beyond childcare into early learning.

Duncan Peppercorn, Executive Director of SVA Consulting, and Kevin Robbie, Executive Director of Employment, will share their insights on how to measure and evaluate the success of Indigenous programs at the Indigenous Sustainability: Enterprise, Education & Environment Conference, to be held in Sydney in February.

» Hosted by 3 Pillars Network in partnership with the Australian Employment Covenant, Philanthropy Australia and Net Balance Foundation, the conference program is now available for download.

SVA recently hosted a dozen student leaders from Toronto High School, a school SVA´s Education Team has identified as a ´Bright Spot´ and whose Principal, Mark McConville, participated in SVA´s Education Dialogue.

» Read about the students’ experience of the ‘big smoke’.

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轉寄︰ UnLtd World has a brand new look

2012 年 01 月 31 日

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“When you do the common things in life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world.” George Washington Carver

What is Social Entrepreneurship?

Statement of Faith
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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主題︰ UnLtd World has a brand new look

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Dear UnLtd Memberl

Today, we’ve launched the new, improved Guardian Social Enterprise Network. Be one of the first to take a look.

We’ve taken the best of the old UnLtdWorld platform – acquired from UnLtd in March 2011, (read the full article on the acquisition) and merged it with the Guardian’s own social enterprise network and we hope it will be the best online community for social enterprise and social entrepreneurs in the UK and beyond.

The new site has lots of new functions and features including:

  • a personal profile feature – where you can tell the world who you are and what you do
  • a tailored dashboard  –  view content and social enterprises relevant to your interests
  • a free company profile – get listed in the new online social enterprise directory, sponsored by O2, connect with both users and customers and find partners 

Logging in

We have transferred your UnLtdWorld profile to the new site, so you don’t need to do anything to become a member and can use the new and improved site straight away.

Log in here  by using the email address you used to sign up for UnLtdWorld and your UnLtdWorld password.

If you can’t remember your password, you can simply reset on the log in page.

Once you’ve logged in, you can edit your profile, change your password, leave comments on articles, and take part in live Q&As.

What’s more, if you run a business, you can also register for a free company profile  which will be displayed in what we believe will be the biggest online social enterprise business directory. This profile will increase your visibility to customers, commissioners and potential collaborators – find out more.

We hope you enjoy using the new site. We want this new website to be as useful and easy to use as possible, so if you’ve got any comments or questions, or you’d just like to tell us about a new development in the world of social enterprise, please write to me at – or tweet us at @guardiansocent.

Best wishes

David Mills
Editor, Guardian Social Enterprise Network

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轉寄︰ Introducing First SOCAP Special Event – SOCAP:SOUL

2012 年 01 月 29 日

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“When you do the common things in life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world.” George Washington Carver

What is Social Entrepreneurship?

Statement of Faith
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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主題︰ Introducing First SOCAP Special Event – SOCAP:SOUL

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What if your job, your finances, and your community were all aligned with what you value? 

SOCAP has created a special event, SOCAP:SOUL, to help answer that question.

Social entrepreneurs and investors, faith leaders and activists, cultural creatives and thought leaders are all seeking to align what they care about with their jobs, and with the way they spend and invest their money.  

We’re coming together as a movement of people who see the intersection of money and meaning as imperative not only to business – but also for our families and neighbors, for ourselves, and for people around the world. 

  Be inspired by speakers who have made these decisions. Explore models and find others along the same path. Find a better way forward for this world and yourself.

$95 dollar ticket includes full day of content, meals and evening party.

>>> Register Now

University of San Francisco
One of only 28 Jesuit Catholic colleges in the country and the oldest university in San Francisco, USF offers undergraduate, graduate and professional students the knowledge and skills needed to succeed as people and professionals, and the values and sensitivity necessary to be men and women for others. >>> Learn more about USF

SOCAP:SOUL will be held at Hub SoMa at 925 Mission Street in San Francisco, CA. Registration and a continental breakfast begin at 8am, followed by a day of soul searching, conversation and SOCAP renowned food all the way into a funky soul music-filled evening party to close the event! 

Keynoters Include:

Richard Bolles, Best-Selling Author of What Color is Your Parachute?
For forty years now job-hunters and career-changers have been turning to ‘Parachute’ the world’s most popular job-hunting book, confident that each new edition will give them the most up-to-date information about the job market and how to find meaningful work – even in the midst of challenging economic times such as these. It is a privilege to welcome Dick Bolles to SOCAP: SOUL.

Marc Lesser, Author of Less: Accomplishing More By Doing Less

In addition to being an author, Marc also serves companies such as Google, Bed, Bath & Beyond and Targes as a  consultant on work/life balance. He is the former director of Tassajara Zen Mountain Center and president of ZBA Associates.

Sal Giambanco, Partner, Omidyar Network 
Sal was a member of the Jesuit Community where he lived and studied for many years working in school and hospital ministries. When he left the Jesuits he found a career helping people become the best they could be working in his role as VP of HR for PayPal and EBay. He now leads the human capital and operations functions of the Omidyar Network and works to develop and scale the talent at ON and its portfolio organizations.

Session Highlights Include:

Significance: Aligning Your Work With Your Values
Should you focus on earning a living or should you devote yourself to the causes that inspire you? The surprising truth is that you don’t have to choose – and that you’ll find more success if you don’t. Hear from people who have made the big jump and learn how to find meaning in your own work. 

Spirituality and Social Enterprise: What Keeps You Going?
Spirituality. Wisdom. Faith. Religion. Values. Whatever words you choose, these forces can be strong motivations for social entrepreneurs. Cultivating these sources can keep you from burning out. We will explore – from a range of perspectives and faith traditions – how spirituality guides, empowers and unites people of goodwill who are inspired to change the world, and how to overcome the barriers it can erect, as well.  

Stay tuned for more details!

$95 dollar ticket includes full-day of content, meals and evening party.

>>> Register Now

Schedule Outline:

8 am – Registration and Continental Breakfast
9 am – Opening Keynote
10:15 am – Morning Break-Out Sessions
12:30 pm – Introduction to Open Space
12:45 pm – Lunch
1:45 pm – Afternoon Break-Out Sessions
2:45 pm – Afternoon Keynote
4:00 pm – Open Space
5:45 pm – Closing Remarks
6:00 pm  – Party with engagement showcase & live music

SOCAP + Hub together offer the leading platform for social entrepreneurship and impact investing.  We now offer multiple ways to engage throughout the year leading up to and including SOCAP12.  Secure your sponsorship early to benefit from a year’s worth of engagement, exposure, community building and momentum.
>>> Learn more
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Hub Ventures helps high caliber entrepreneurs build their world-changing startups better and faster. 
>>> Apply now for their 2012 cohort (March 5 deadline)!

Are you interested in partnering or speaking at a SOCAP event in 2012?
>>> Let us know!

Happy New Year, and wishing you the very best as we kick-off 2012! We hope you’ll save the dates and join us for the following SOCAP events this year. 

SOCAP: Designing the Future 
Malmö, Sweden
May 8-10 

San Francisco, CA
Oct 1- 4

SOCAP Special Events
Stay tuned for more events to be announced!


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轉寄︰ Plunkett Weekly News 27-01-2012

2012 年 01 月 29 日

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“When you do the common things in life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world.” George Washington Carver

What is Social Entrepreneurship?

Statement of Faith
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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主題︰ Plunkett Weekly News 27-01-2012

Dear all,

This week in the Plunkett Weekly News:

-Landmark event to fuel rural community enterprises;

-Government secures 10 year Post Office deal;

-Rural Broadband Fund deadline fast approaching;

-Free packs for communities to host ?Big Lunch?;

-Professor Tim Lang adds name to top community food conference;

-Co-operatives central to fighting hunger, stresses UN agency.

Very best wishes,


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轉寄︰ Brews and Stews at TPS! | Organic Fruit and Veg! | The People’s Kitchen Caters!

2012 年 01 月 26 日

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“When you do the common things in life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world.” George Washington Carver

What is Social Entrepreneurship?

Statement of Faith
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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主題︰ Brews and Stews at TPS! | Organic Fruit and Veg! | The People’s Kitchen Caters!

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Brews and Stews at TPS Next Week!

Hello TPS Supporter!

Excitement is brewing, food will be stewing and people will be queueing at TPS as we brew up, and later queue up for the next TPS Beer Night on Friday, February 3rd, 9pm-11pm! Tickets are £7 in advance and £10 at the door and include two locally brewed beers and a hearty bowl of stew. Space is limited so buy your tickets now! When’s the last time you partied in the aisles of a supermarket?

While you’re in the shop of course then you can take advantage of the latest special offers; the new TPS Recipe Calenders which are available now for £5 at the till, and a whole new range of organic produce. Special offers this January still include pasta, curry paste and sugar. Don’t forget Members get 20% off when they work 4 hours per month in the shop so join now! If you like the recipes in the calender, then you can contribute your own to the conduit, which -when tried and tested could then be published!

Our Buzzbnk campaign is in its final days. If you haven’t already – please support us now!

The Kitchen is now taking Catering orders. You can view a sample menu on:

The Conduit would like to expand the content to include more features….so watch this space! If you have any comments about the Conduit or feedback on how we can make it better drop us an email on

Here’s what we have for you in this week’s issue:

Latest News:

  • Kitchen Accepting Catering Orders
  • The People’s Online Shop!
  • Support TPS to raise £25,000 on Buzzbnk
  • 20% Discount for Members!

Upcoming Events:

  • New Online Events Calendar
  • Australia Day, 26/1
  • The Man in Seat 61 @ SOAS, 26/1
  • TPS Beer Night, 3/2
  • Cocktails in the New Year!
  • Looking Ahead

Around the Shop:

  • Organic Fruit and Veg Now Available!
  • January Special Offers in Store now!
  • Locally Grown Fruit and Vegetables

On the Lookout:

  • Vacancies at TPS!
  • Are You Good with Chocolate?

Latest News

The People’s Kitchen Accepting Catering Orders!

The People’s Kitchen, that miraculous corner of the shop floor where food waste is magically turned into food wonder, is now taking Catering orders! You can view a sample menu on:

Visit The People’s Online Shop!

Have you visited our online shop yet? If not go to where you can purchase the People’s t-shirts and the People’s Calendar, which is now on sale for only £5!

Support TPS to raise £25,000 on Buzzbnk

Thank you to all you Cheerleaders, Friends, Movers, Players and Shakers who have supported us so far on Buzzbnk! Your donations have taken us nearly 25% closer to our first milestone! Our ultimate goal is to raise £25,000 to increase the kitchen capacity, meet the growing demand of The People’s Kitchen and make the store more accessible to the less-abled.

Support The People's Supermarket to Crowdfund on Buzzbnk

Each penny you donate will allow us to install a new double drainer sink, replace our domestic oven with a double burner cooker and work surface, install a bread oven so that we can make our own bread and hold classes in bread making, install a lift and a toilet designed for the disabled. Donations start at £5, and every little bit gets us closer to our “milestone” levels – the amounts we need to achieve in order to keep the donated money and apply it towards our renovations. Through donation or sharing, support us to support you. Click on our Buzzbnk campaign page at:


Double Discount for MembersBecome a Member and Get a 20% Discount!

A new year, a new you! Why not start this year by making a difference and become a member of The People’s Supermarket. Not only will your support benefit us greatly but as a member who works regular 4-hour shift, you also receive 20% off on your shopping! How’s that to get through January 🙂 If you’re not a member yet, this couldn’t be a better time to become one. Email to inquire!

Upcoming Events

New Events Calendar
Now, TPS members and supporters can look for upcoming events right on the TPS website. Be sure to have a look at the new calendar!

The Man in Seat 61 – tonight!

This is an event going on round the corner, at SOAS on Russell Square, organised by one of our members, and open to the public. Mark Smith – better known as The Man in Seat 61 – is a travel writer and creator of the award-winning website This website is a goldmine for info on how to reach the far corners of the world – without flying. In this talk, he’ll be looking at why overland travel has grown (it’s all about the journey!) and giving an overview of some of the most rewarding journeys, including Europe by rail, USA coast-to-coast and the Trans-Siberean. It’s tonight (Thursday 26th January) at 7.30pm, room G2, SOAS Russell Square campus, and there are free drinks. The talk lasts about an hour – contact Elliot on 07986 882 690 for more info.

Australia Day – Thursday 26th Jan
Australia Day 2012 takes place on Thursday 26th January with celebrations all over London to pay tribute to our neighbours in the southern hemisphere that are scattered all across the capital. Get yourself in the mood for some true partying, Aussie style, at The People’s Supermarket Australia Day London Event. Don’t worry if you don’t happen to be Australian – rest assured you’ll be welcomed with open arms.

TPS Beer Night on Friday, February 3rd, 9pm-11pm!
There’s lots of excitment brewing at TPS as we gear up for the next TPS Beer Night on Friday, February 3rd, 9pm-11pm! The night will feature beers from local breweries – Redchurch Brewery, Meantime, Fuller’s, Sambrook’s and Brodie’s – and beer stew made on the premises by our very own John Batho (The People’s Kitchen). Join us for another great party in the aisles.
Tickets are £7 in advance and £10 at the door. Each ticket includes 2 bottled beers (or bottle of other non-alcoholic beverage)and a hearty bowl of John Batho’s stew (vegetarian or meat).  Space is limited so buy your tickets now! See you all there!

Cocktails in the New Year! – Sun 5th Feb, 4pm, TPS

This one off course on mixing cocktails is now fully booked, but for those who wish to reserve a place in case of last-minute cancellations, then email Apologies from the Editor to Leslie, for misspelling her name, and unwittingly changing her gender. We hope that she has now recovered from the shock sufficiently to continue with her expert mixing of cocktails.

Six Month Event Plan Overview
TPS is planning to hold several events in the next 6 months to mark the following days, and are looking for help to plan the events listed below. If you are interested in helping to organize any of them, please email


Fri 3rd: Beer Night
Fri 10-Tue 14th: Valentines Day
Sat 18-Sun 19: Pet Weekend
Mon 27 Feb-  Sun 11 March: Fairtrade Fortnight
Thu 1: St David’s Day
Thu 8: International Woman’s Day
Sat 17: St Patrick’s Day
Sun 18: Mothering Sunday
Sat 24-Sun 25: Plant Weekend
Fri 6: Good Friday
Mon 9: Easter Monday
Mon 23: St George’s Day
Tue 5: Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Day
Sat 9-Sun 10: Portuguese Weekend
Sun 17: Father’s Day
Sat 23-July Sat 7: Co-operative Fortnight

Around the Shop

Organic Fruit and Vegetables Now Available at TPS!
Exciting news for all those who’ve been patiently waiting…and waiting…Starting on Monday January 23rd 2012 the shop began to sell a complete new range of organic produce:
From exquisite Italian grown sun drenched lemons to dusty Devon potatoes and colourful Lancashire Rainbow carrots. Beansprouts, chickpea sprouts, and even brussel sprouts will soon be on your menu! Take a glance on your way in at the neatly packaged fresh herbs, among which sage, rosemary and thyme number just a few, and then on your way out – be sure to get your five-a-day portions from amongst the Swiss chard, Savoy cabbage, and Lancashire leeks. Make a hot-pot with Devon parsnips, large white onions, garlic and Remarka potatoes, and have a go at a mushroom risotto with the beautifully presented mushrooms on display. For those who are keen on beetroot there is the most amazing Lancashire beetroot ever to be seen, limes, fresh oregano and dill for the cordon bleu cooks, oranges for the thirsty, and apples for those who can’t wait to bite into something crisp and healthy! Happy eating and even more happy cooking!

January Special Offers in Store now!
If you haven’t had a chance to visit us this month, we thought we’d entice with a few offers. Remember active members qualify for 20% discount on top:

  • For this month the whole Heritage range of dry pasta is on special offer. Normal RRP is £1.09 but our price is 79p, only 64p each for members!
  • Tate & Lyle 1kg of Granulated Sugar has been knocked down from £1.15 to 99p, making it 80p for members!
  • Three of the Sharwood Curry sauces have gone from an RRP of £2.05 to £1.55 in the shop. For members that’s an incredible £1.24.

 There’s more offers around the shop, just look out for the distinctive yellow strips on the shelves. Look forward to seeing you!

Locally Grown Fruit and Vegetables

This spring TPS will be bringing you locally grown fruits and vegetables. In March we’ll havers cucumbers, yellow and green peppers and in April there’ll be red peppers, Ramiros and tomatoes including Heritage tomatoes delivered from The Coronation Nursery. TPS will also be stocking chillies, salad potatoes, aubergines, onions, garlic, beetroot and radish to name a few, so keep your eyes peeled instore!

On the Lookout

TPS Vacancy – Part-Time Duty Manager

The Duty Manager role at The People’s Supermarket is a dynamic position. Duty managers are responsible for overseeing all activity on the shop floor as well as managing staff, members and volunteers who may be on shift.  General responsibilities include maintaining the appearance of the shop, coordinating tasks, ensuring that work is completed in a satisfactory manner, and developing a team ethic among staff, members and volunteers. The ideal candidate will have excellent communication and organizational skills as well as management experience. Retail experience is desirable but not required. More important is an understanding and appreciation for the unique mission of The People’s Supermarket. Applicants should be prepared to work early mornings, late nights and weekends, in accordance with the hours of the shop.  

Rate of Pay: £7.50/hr — Hours: 20-25 per week
To apply, please email your C.V. and a cover letter explaining your interest in the position and why you think it would be a good fit for you as well as TPS to

Are You Good With Chocolate?

Do you work with chocolate? We’re looking for a member who has experience working with chocolate to run a couple of truffle-making workshops (or similar) during Fairtrade Fortnight (27 February – 11 March). Ingredients will be provided, as well as a small honorarium. Please contact fairtrade@ as soon as possible.

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轉寄︰ d.light January 2012 Newsletter

2012 年 01 月 26 日

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“When you do the common things in life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world.” George Washington Carver

What is Social Entrepreneurship?

Statement of Faith
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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主題︰ d.light January 2012 Newsletter

  Monthly Newsletter
  January 2012
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A Thank You Note from d.light
Africa Team
d.light would like to thank you, our newsletter subscribers, for continuing to support our mission to deliver clean, safe and cost-effective solar energy to the 2.6 billion people in the world who don’t have access to reliable grid electricity.
We feel especially honored that many of you took the time to advise us by completing the newsletter survey we sent in November. We have learned a great deal from your suggestions, which included calls for more stories about our customers, new partnerships and new hires. We will include those stories in subsequent newsletters.
In the meantime, we thought we’d start off our newsletter for 2012 with a wrap-up of 2011. To sum it up, 2011 was a year of growth and expansion across the company.

Read on for details!

Top Talent Leads to Year of Growth
d.light secured top talent from around the world, accelerating our efforts to transform the lives of 100 million people by 2020. In all, d.light added almost three dozen highly qualified professionals to our global team.
In addition to Chairman and CEO Donn Tice, last year d.light welcomed Roy Ricommini, Vice President of Product Development; Chester Chen, Vice President of Operations; David Small, Managing Director, Africa; and Tim Rump, Director of Marketing, Africa. d.light’s senior management team brought decades of experience in consumer goods at companies like Motorola, Apple Computer, Unilever, Philips, and Colgate Palmolive, which made 2011 one of the best years in our company’s history, achieving record sales.
d.light founders Ned Tozun and Sam Goldman remain at the company as President, and Chief Customer Officer, respectively.
New Products, New Distribution
To better serve our customers, d.light added a barrier-busting product in mid-2011 to its product line: the S1. The S1 is one of the world’s most affordable solar lanterns. The product combines d.light’s high quality with extreme affordability, making it an excellent value for off-grid families.
In addition to expanding our range of products to meet customer needs, d.light significantly expanded its distribution network in 2011, making it even easier for people living without access to reliable grid power to find clean, safe and cost-effective off-grid energy.
d.light’s Opens Africa Regional Headquarters
In May 2011, d.light opened a new sales and marketing office in Nairobi, Kenya, to serve our customers and partners throughout the entire continent of Africa. Under the leadership of Managing Director David Small, the office has become an important frontline in d.light’s quest to bring clean, affordable and renewable lighting to Africa, where more than 70 percent of people don’t have access to reliable electricity.
In the next newsletter we’ll give you an update from our team in India.
d.light Featured in ‘A History of the World’ and ‘Top 30 Social Entrepreneurs’
Ranging from inclusion in A History of the World in a 100 Objects to a feature on the NPR’s Marketplace, 2011 marked another banner year for d.light in the media. One of the highlights was seeing d.light founders Sam Goldman and Ned Tozun on Forbes’ list of top 30 social entrepreneurs “who are changing the world.” Known as the “Impact 30,” the list was the first of its kind in the magazine’s 94-year history. Read the Impact 30 list. For more coverage, please see our news page.

d.light Wins Spark Award; Finalist for Zayed Future Energy Prize
In October, d.light won a prestigious Spark design award for our new product, the S1. Just last week, d.light was honored as a finalist in the 2012 Zayed Future Energy Prize, which was awarded at the World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. We are honored to have been on a list of amazing finalists, alongside winners Carbon Disclosure Project, Orb Energy, and Environmental Defense.

We are grateful that d.light continues to receive recognition for the work we are doing to provide clean, safe and cost-effective solar energy to the billions of people in the world who don’t have access to reliable electricity. For more information on our awards, please visit our website.

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轉寄︰ Updates from the GIIN – Jobs, News, and Information from the Impact Investing Field

2012 年 01 月 26 日

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“When you do the common things in life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world.” George Washington Carver

What is Social Entrepreneurship?

Statement of Faith
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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GIIN January Updates

Impact Investing News & Events

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Follow us @theGIIN for the latest impact investing news, trends, and jobs.

Press Highlights

Visit the press clips resource page of the GIIN website for a more complete index of impact investing coverage.

The Harvard Business Review discusses how unbundling societal benefits and financial returns can increase investment in social enterprise. 
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Microfinance Focus interviews the Global Director of Citi Microfinance, who discusses investor interest in social impact.
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Dow Jones Adviser highlights the increased interest in impact investing among the wealthy.
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Forbes profiles Tony Elumelu, founder of the Tony Elumelu Foundation. 
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The Economist features the growing momentum of B Corps. 
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Recent Research

Insight into the Impact Investment Market, released by J.P. Morgan and the GIIN, presents analysis of investor perspectives & over 2,200 transactions.
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Taking Stock of Microfinance, a white paper by Credit Suisse, reviews findings of a survey on microfinance among wealth holders and advisers.
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Upcoming Events

Visit the events resource page of the GIIN website for an updated list of industry events.

New Ventures Latin America Impact Investment Forum
February 13-15, Merida, Mexico

  SROI Network International Conference
February 16-17, Berlin, Germany

  Harvard Social Enterprise Conference
February 25-26, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Community Capital Management Joins the GIIN Investors’ Council

Community Capital Management logoCommunity Capital Management, Inc. (CCM) is a registered investment adviser that manages fixed income impact investing portfolios. Its primary goal is to produce above-average, risk-adjusted returns while benefitting the community and the environment. CCM uses a proactive, positive screen for impact investments by investing in high credit quality bonds that support community development. It offers investors two impact investment products – the CRA Qualified Investment Fund and separately managed accounts – both which employ the same integrated two-prong impact investing strategy. Institutional clients include pension funds, foundations, religious organizations, banks, not-for-profits, and insurance companies. 

Read more about the GIIN Investors’ Council >

See a complete list of Investors’ Council Members >

Investor Spotlight: Community Capital Management

Barbara VanScoyEach month, an impact investor discusses with the GIIN their motivations, their impact investment strategy, and challenges they face in this growing industry. This month we spoke to Barbara VanScoy, Founder, Chair of the Board, and Senior Portfolio Manager at Community Capital Management (CCM). CCM is a fixed income manager and investment advisor with USD 1.4 billion in assets under management. 

Read full interview with Barbara VanScoy >

New IRIS Resource Online

IRIS logoCollecting & Reporting Poverty Data:  Using the Progress out of Poverty Index Toolkit with the Impact Reporting and Investment Standards, is a new white paper by the IRIS initiative and the Grameen Foundation, which commissioned the development of the Progress out of Poverty Index (PPI) Toolkit. Investors and organizations can learn how to leverage the PPI Toolkit and IRIS to measure, track, and report the number of poor beneficiaries served.

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Plus, in case you missed it, the first IRIS performance data report, Data Driven: A Performance Analysis for the Impact Investing Industry, is available online for free download.

New Jobs Posted to the GIIN Career Center

Career CenterNew job openings in Bethesda, Boston, New Delhi, New York, Toronto, Washington, D.C., and other global locations have been posted on the GIIN Career Center. ACCION, Calvert Foundation, Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, and Root Capital are among the organizations looking for qualified impact investment professionals.

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轉寄︰ Kingdom Entrepreneur – RCE January Newsletter

2012 年 01 月 25 日

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“When you do the common things in life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world.” George Washington Carver

What is Social Entrepreneurship?

Statement of Faith
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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Happy New Year!

Many blessings on you and your family in this new year. God is doing an incredible work at RCE and has been reminding us that his mercies are indeed new every morning! We have already been overwhelmed by his faithfulness many times over and are excited to share that with you here. Stay in touch with us daily via Facebook and Twitter.

Call to Action: Become a Volunteer Consultant

The Regent Center for Entrepreneurship is launching a BRAND NEW VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY. We are looking for 50 professionals to form our charter group of Volunteer Consultants!  These are men and women with business experience who are willing to spend one-two hours a week mentoring an African entrepreneur remotely. Your meaningful involvement could change the world. It takes just moments to get started today!
Graduates from the Rwanda Business Development Center are begging for mentors. John Crosby, an American statesman, said, “Mentoring is a brain to pick, an ear to listen, and a push in the right direction.” Don’t waste this opportunity! We will match you with a mentee who could benefit from your unique wisdom and life experience.
You can be a part of the Rwandan miracle. You can help give hope and fan the flames of change. Click here to apply to become a Volunteer Consultant. 
Not the consultant type? That’s okay! Share this incredible opportunity with your friends and family by forwarding this newsletter or sending them to our
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Largest Cohort Yet Begins in Rwanda

Cohort 4 is our largest yet with 51 dynamite learners! What an incredible blessing to have an overflowing classroom.  The class meets in a board room used by others during the day, so the room has to be rearranged every day before class starts. We have to add 15 chairs just to accomodate all of our learners. Our Open House after just one week was standing room only!
The first few days’ discussions were amazing.  When Dr. Mulford asked the class what they believed the purpose of business was, virtually everyone gave some version of the economics textbook answer – an organization whose goal is to maximize profits.  He gave them his “Business from the Heart” presentation, which is a neutral version of business guided by Holy Spirit, and the discussion was incredible!  The next night many testified that their thinking had been totally changed.  Dr. Mulford said he had never seen that many people make a 180-degree change in their thinking in one day.  They are excited to continue to learn how to their faith in business to change the world.
We have some fantastic students in this cohort, including the former Vice-Mayor of Kigali. Momentum for the program is growing! Additionally, we have a number of bids in to offer training to some of the most prominent Rwandan companies. These opportunities came from the incredibly successful Leadership & Customer Care Seminar that we held in October. God’s plans for the Rwanda BDC in 2012 might be bigger than we imagined!

See for Yourself

Incredible new videos of RCE’s work in Rwanda are available online, thanks to our friends at the Winshape Foundation. In October, two Chick-Fil-A operators went to Rwanda to share their wisdom and experience with our entrepreneurs and to lead a 2-day seminar on Leadership and Customer Care. God was present! These videos are an absolute must-see!
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Student Research Group Launches This Week

RCE is starting a new student-led research club called Kingdom Research Fellows. The club is will conduct research related to kingdom business and have a ton of fun while doing so. The Fellows will be publishing valuable research on the RCE website (and beyond) so keep your eyes peeled! The group already has over 15 Master’s and Doctoral level students. God is doing incredible work to advance the kingdom business movement, and now students have the opportunity to be involved!
Have an interesting topic, idea, or experience? Share it with the Fellows! They will be doing interviews, case studies, and other first-hand research on kingdom business.
RCE covets prayers for the following areas:
Volunteer Consultants: We know that God has an incredible plan for this new program, but there are a number of hurdles that need to be overcome. Pray that God would choose the right mentors and oversee the matching process.
Continued Travel Mercies: With increased opportunities in Rwanda and around the world comes increased travel. Brittany is headed to Colombia next month to teach a seminar on integrating faith and entrepreneurship. We have facilitators flying in to be trained to open new BDCs. Pray that God will be in all the moving pieces.
Students: Dr. Mulford is teaching a course at Regent this semester on International Holistic Development which culminates with a trip to Rwanda. Pray for the students as they are beginning to develop projects to accomplish in Rwanda.
Kingdom Business magazine is a quarterly resource for kingdom-minded Christ followers who want to discover how to better fulfill God’s plan for their lives through business. We serve business owners, entrepreneurs, corporate executives and self-employed professionals who are aware of their God-given positions of influence in the marketplace. Kingdom Business magazine presents timely, relevant and applicable business thought and encourages business leaders to engage their faith as a basis for business. The Bible is the business manual of choice for our readers and we endeavor to extract and translate its principles into the language of business. Kingdom Business magazine is published by Kingdom PointMedia Group and is hosted online in a virtual print format. Don’t miss the first edition – subscribe here!
Members of the BDC Bangalore team are receiving facilitator training for the next center in the Global BDC Network – BDC Bangalore. The RCE staff is so excited as God expands the influence of this movement. Ethical entrepreneurship training in a city with so much opportunity!
Spring Cleaning
RCE will be doing some light Spring Cleaning win the next month. You will receive an email asking you to update your contact information. Thank you in advance for taking a few minutes to make sure we know the best way to reach you!

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轉寄︰ eNews from Jubilee Centre

2012 年 01 月 25 日
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January 2012

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Dear Houghton
2012 looks to be a year of major challenges for Britain, the EU and many other countries round the world.  As I take on the leadership of the Jubilee Centre I am keenly aware of the responsibility we have as Christians to think our way, love our way, and pray our way through these challenging times wisely and faithfully.  Our aim in the Jubilee Centre is to help you do these things through our biblical research and responses to current issues in society.  Please browse through the wide range of resources on our website, and don’t hesitate to contact us if we can help you further.


A new start in 2012

The chair of trustees, Sarah Snyder, announces the new team members joining Jubilee Centre, including Jonathan Tame (pictured left) who takes over as acting director, and Merry Kirk as training coordinator.  Michael Schluter also re-joins the team in a part-time capacity.  Read more…


New Cambridge Paper: Free sex: Who pays?

Guy Brandon argues that significant costs of ‘sexual freedom’ are imposed on society as a whole, rather than borne solely by the individuals most directly involved. This represents an enormous moral hazard and, as a result, unsustainable and unjust public expenditure. The paper explores ways to address this, the most compelling of which is the Bible’s emphasis on rootedness and group responsibility. Read and comment on the paper in the resources section of our website.


A Christian Response to Immigration

We have written a short and easy-to-read booklet, A Christian Response to Immigration, available to download for free from the website. This draws on and updates our earlier work on immigration, hoping to challenge some of the misconceptions we regularly see and hear repeated in the news. Read more…


Transforming Capitalism from Within

The report Transforming Capitalism from Within by Jonathan Rushworth and Michael Schluter (pictured) suggests that, rather than seeking solutions to systemic instability in the political sphere through regulatory or tax responses, we should seek changes in the structure and conduct of stakeholder relationships. Read more… at the website of our sister organisation Relationships Global.

Other news and comment

Cameron’s religion and the Archbishop’s politics
We pointed to the fact that politicians acknowledge the key role that the Christian faith plays as salt and light in our society. Even as society turns its back on those Christian values, secular commentators nevertheless criticise the church for not playing more of a role in challenging what everyone sees as a decline. Read more…

The media’s false prophets
We drew a (perhaps) surprising comparison between the prophets in Old Testament times and the role of the media as it was unfolded by the Leveson Inquiry. Read more…
Affordable housing
Encouraging stability in families might also help address the country’s lack of affordable homes. Read more…


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