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轉寄︰ SOCAP12 Social Entrepreneurs Announced

2012 年 08 月 31 日

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傳送日期︰ 2012年08月31日 (週五) 9:32 PM
主題︰ SOCAP12 Social Entrepreneurs Announced

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Social Entrepreneurs at SOCAP demonstrate why meaning matters and make impact tangible. At SOCAP12 we are excited to offer additional programming for social entrepreneurs, along with new ways to feature them during the conference so that all attendees can learn about their groundbreaking solutions. Be a part of the solution at SOCAP12 and book your hotel rooms today.

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At SOCAP12 there will be additional opportunities for attendees to engage with social entrepreneurs, and new programs tailored to help social entrepreneurs get the most out of the SOCAP experience.  Impact Accelerator @ SOCAP is a new pre-conference program, held in partnership with Halloran Philanthropies, to highlight the catalytic effect of accelerator programs and provide customized support to SOCAP entrepreneurs.
Open to SOCAP scholarship entrepreneurs or by invitation only.

>>>Learn More about Impact Accelerator

During SOCAP12, there will also be an Innovation Showcase and a Marketplace to provide engaging forums for entrepreneurs to display their solutions and interact with attendees.  The SOCAP featured entrepreneurs are diverse in issues, solutions, and geography and we can’t wait for you to meet them!

Here is a snapshot of SOCAP12 Social Entrepreneurs:

Achenyo Idachaba, MitiMeth (Nigeria)
Manuel Wiechers, Ilumexico (Mexico)
Mohamed Ali Niang, Malo (Mali)
Scot Frank, One Earth Designs (Hong Kong)
Ajaita Shah, Frontier Markets (India)
Audra Renyi, World Wide Hearing (Canada)
Samanthi Ratnayake, LILI Cheese (Sri Lanka)
Susana Frazao Pinheiro, Local Insight Global Impact (Portugal)            
Saloni Doshi, Fresh Takes Kitchen (United States)

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Innovation Showcase @ SOCAP
Fort Mason, San Francisco  9:00 am – 4:00 pm Tuesday, October 2nd (All times are subject to change.)
The Innovation Showcase will be a highlight of SOCAP on the first full day of the conference and a chance for attendees to see the groundbreaking work of social entrepreneurs in a hands-on way.  >>>More Information on Innovation Showcase

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It is very exciting this year that an America’s Cup regatta will take place in San Francisco at the same time as SOCAP12. Right off our pier! SOCAP attendees will have front row seating for this momentous occassion. But the addition of this event, and Oracle World which is also in town that week, has left very few reasonably priced hotel rooms in San Francisco. We are also anticipating that taxis and parking will be very difficult.

Because of those exciting complications, we at SOCAP are working extra hard to make great arrangements to make sure your SOCAP experience is enhanced so you can fully enjoy all that San Francisco has to offer at this exciting time!
To help you find a reasonably priced room, we have reached agreements with three lovely properties just 15 minutes away across the Golden Gate Bridge in Marin County. We will be running special SOCAP shuttles from these hotels to Fort Mason regularly throughout the conference. The cost of the shuttle will be $100 per person for attendees at these hotels or who live in the Marin County area who would like to use the shuttle for the length of the conference. The room savings for staying in Marin is far more than the cost of the $100 ticket.

The people coming from Marin, riding the shuttle, will have the easiest time of all the attendees! No parking. No bridge tolls. No hassle.

In order for us to be able to pay for the shuttle buses we require the purchase of at least one shuttle ticket per room. If you are interested in reserving one of these rooms or a shuttle pass for the conference, please contact our registrar, Fabienne Blanc (fabienne@socialcapitalmarkets.net) so she can bill you through Paypal for your shuttle ticket and give you the discount code to reserve a room at the hotel of your choice.
For more information >>>See Venue/Accommodations Page

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Fort Mason, San Francisco  9:00 am – 4:00 pm Wednesday, October 3rd (All times are subject to change.)

Imagine walking into a big box retail store and having confidence that every product you buy is doing good. Impossible? We think not. SOCAP12 will have a product showcase that features consumer items and initiatives that are all a part of building the good economy. This includes products such as eco tourism, shareable goods, fair trade foods and clothing, collaborative commerce, locally manufactured products, crowdfunding platforms, and any other innovative idea that addresses issues of poverty or planet.

Interested in showcasing your product at SOCAP12? >>>Submit Your Product Information Here
Deadline for submissions is September 10
 

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We have many high-value, low-touch ways for your organization to partner with and support the SOCAP community including: ticket packages, scholarships for entrepreneurs, and programatic engagement. If you’re interested in partnering with us financially, please contact Jonathon Axtell. >>> Email Here
PRESS 
Each year, SOCAP convenes hundreds of innovators from across the globe who are breaking new ground in social impact. If you’re interested in covering the event as press, we’d be honored to support you in telling their stories. >>> Apply Here

ART
Deadline: September 10
We’re looking for artists to join us who have with large-scale installation pieces that support or illuminate the theme of SOCAP. Your art will be featured for 3 days to more than 1,400 people at the event. >>> Apply Here

MARKETPLACE
Deadline: September 10
We are looking for products that feature consumer items and initiatives that are all a part of building the good economy. This includes products such as eco tourism, shareable goods, fair trade foods and clothing, collaborative commerce, locally manufactured products, crowdfunding platforms, and any other innovative idea that addressES issues of poverty or planet. >>>Apply Here

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轉寄︰ Kingdom Entrepreneur Newsletter

2012 年 08 月 31 日

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傳送日期︰ 2012年08月31日 (週五) 5:00 AM
主題︰ Kingdom Entrepreneur Newsletter

Ready for Harvest!

This summer has been a growing season for the Center for Entrepreneurship. We’ve added two new staff members, launched a new program, and have many exciting new resources available. With autumn right around the corner, we are ready for the harvest… in the kingdom sense. God has been preparing us for the many tasks ahead and we are ready to see His faithfulness again! Be a part of this harvest us daily via Facebook and Twitter.

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“How Christianity Changed the World is worthy of the commitment it takes to finish.  In this lengthy work, Alvin Schmidt does an excellent and thorough job of showing how Christianity and the teachings of Christ have changed the world for the better.  He traces the impact of Christianity on values that many in the world take for granted.
This impact can be seen in many places, but none more evident than in the value we put on human life. Our modern day value of human life was rooted inteachings of Christ and the actions of early Christians in rescuing newborn babies abandoned on the trash heaps of Rome.  Whether through infanticide, gladiatorial games, glorification of suicide or human sacrifice there was an almost global attitude that human life was cheap before Christianity…”

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VOLUNTEER TODAY

With the graduation of the fifth cohort from the Business Development Center in Rwanda, RCE has trained more than 150 entrepreneurs who are now on a journey to transform their nation through their businesses! These entrepreneurs are providing not only for themselves, but also for their families and communities.
The road from graduation to profitability can be hard, but God brings essential people to their journey and provides all their needs. There are two ways that you can be involved:
1. Become a Volunteer Consultant. You can combine your business experience with your mission heart to participate in a unique and valuable program! Volunteer Consultants use their business experience to remotely mentor and coach entrepreneurs in the developing world using email, Skype, or telephones. Despite the many cultural differences, business is business! Use what you know about business to help break the cycle of poverty. Sign up today!
2. Join the Prayer and Encouragement Team. Prayer is a truly powerful thing. Many of our entrepreneurs desire a friend who will pray and encourage them. God has used the prayer team to intervene when an entrepreneur was about to give up. Join many others who understand the power of prayer in this rewarding opportunity by being an encourager to a specific entrepreneur. Once you sign up, you will receive a free monthly prayer guide. All you have to do is pray for the entrepreneur by name for one month and watch the mighty difference it makes in their lives! Sign up today!

Welcome Two New RCE Employees!

Welcome two new graduate assistants to the RCE team!
LaTasha Anderson is studying for her Master’s in Community Counseling at Regent University’s School of Psychology. She also owns her own business repairing computers. The common thread – LaTasha is passionate about helping people. LaTasha shared that she wanted to work for RCE because she “wanted to be a part of the mission of ‘transforming people and nations through business.’ I desire to mesh entrepreneurship, missions, and counseling by serving populations who are under-represented in these areas. My hope is to see people living at their fullest potential.” LaTasha will be leading RCE’s brand new Prayer and Encouragement Team. Contact LaTasha at lataand@regent.edu.
Welcome LaTasha!
Daniel Diaz is studying for his Master’s in Government at Regent University. He has been actively involved in politics for many years, most notably as the executive director of Young Americans for Freedom. He hopes to some day run for elected office, but before that would like to start his own business. Daniel will be growing RCE’s Volunteer Consultant program and helping to run events. Contact Daniel at danidia@regent.edu. Welcome Daniel!
Hanisha Besant, RCE’s former graduate assistant, has graduated with her MBA and has accepted a full time position with the Professional and Continuing Education department at Regent University. The RCE team wishes her God’s many blessings in this new adventure!
RCE covets prayers for the following areas:
Volunteer Consultants: This program is growing, but there is so much more potential. Pray that God would bring the right mentors and coaches to walk alongside our entrepreneurs.
Prayer Partners: Even prayer partners need prayer! Pray that they would be encouraged and filled with the presence of God. Pray also for the program, that it would grow exponentially with powerful prayer warriors!
Funding: RCE has many new and growing opportunities, many of which require additional financing. God has always been our provider in the past and we are trusting that He will provide the resources required to walk in the path He has put before us. Pray that God would bring generous people alongside RCE to share in its vision and harvest.
Regent University has been developing relationships with several African nations over the last decade, but in the past two years, some of the most impressive strides have been made in the genocide-torn nation of Rwanda. This May, a cohort of 14 Regent students converged on Kigali, Rwanda, to complete their major projects for the Holistic International Development course.
Each student participated in at least one project—many participated in more—related to fields including business, research, community development, ministry, leadership and communications. Through the connections established by Regent’s Business Development Center (BDC) in Rwanda, students were able to work with some of the most prestigious government and private organizations in the nation.
“The Holistic International Development course was the most valuable educational experience for me since I have been an MBA student,” said GLE student Karen Pruitt. “I felt more fulfilled in serving in this capacity than in my 10 years of working in IT consulting.” Pruitt conducted a two-day IT project management seminar for 25 IT entrepreneurs under the sponsorship of the Rwanda Development Board.
 
      
  
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. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is – his good, pleasing and perfect will.
  

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轉寄︰ Social Business Conference 2012 – Early Bird last call

2012 年 08 月 30 日

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主題︰ Social Business Conference 2012 – Early Bird last call

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 SBC12 Early Bird ticket expiring on Friday 31st!

3 reasons to buy your ticket today:

  1. You’ll save £90
  2. Secure a slot to pitch for the Social Business of the Year Award
  3. Get a sneak preview of the keynote speaker for SBC12

“ClearlySo’s annual Social Business Conference is a great place to meet potential investors”. Paul Harrod, Founder, Bristol Together CIC & winner of the Social Enterprise Award at SBC11. Read his blog here.  

The Social Business Conference is in its 7th year and is now the leading event for social business in the UK. 

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轉寄︰ One social investment market. Eight questions. Game on!

2012 年 08 月 29 日

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主題︰ One social investment market. Eight questions. Game on!

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Spurned on by the launch of Big Society Capital, the last year has been one of the busiest in the social investment marketplace.
The hard part – getting more deals done to increase the scale and impact of social enterprises – is yet to come, and there are still tough questions for government, investors and social enterprises to answer. Eight of them in fact, which impact investor James Perry lays out in a thoughtful blog below.
Elsewhere on Livewire, we bring you news of a £600k fund for digital social businesses, a new wave of experts to help you get investment ready and sad news about the further dismantling of the Grameen Bank by the Bangladeshi government. The UK government gives £250m in aid to Bangladesh every year, but has yet done nothing to stop the state-takeover of one the world’s most renowned social enterprises. Why not tweet our Minister for Civil Society Nick Hurd and ask why.
Thanks for reading.
(PS don’t forget to get your applications in to Social Enterprise UK’s awards, which close on Friday!)
The RBS SE100 Index, the UK’s only index designed to track the growth and impact of social enterprises is now open for applications!
To take part in the index, and be in with a chance of sharing the £25,000 prize fund, visit www.se100.net.
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Experts big and small line up to give investment readiness advice for £10m fund

The £10m Investment and Contract Readiness Fund has trebled its capacity with the announcement of 12 new approved providers of investment and contract readiness services.
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Good Food Guide savours Yorkshire social enterprise

Trailblazing social enterprise Create Leeds cooks up yet another tasty award in its mouth-watering list of achievements.
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Moods, love, medicine and ‘MiniMe’ feature in £600k youth digital fund for non-profits

A £600,000 funding programme for charities and social businesses to build digital solutions to help young people look after their mental health has launched this month.
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How do #charities and #socents use social media?

In collaboration with Social Misfits Media, Unity Trust Bank is calling on the UK’s small to medium-sized charities and social enterprises to complete a short survey to find out their social media habits.

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Inspired video campaign sees social lender bag national award

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Game on for the social investment octathlon!

James Perry sets out eight big questions to crack this coming year for social investment to succeed.
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Social enterprise Patients Know Best chosen by St Marks Hospital

Patients Know Best, the world’s first patient-controlled electronic medical records system, is now working with the gastroenterology team at St Marks Hospital, Harrow to provide patients with online access to their medical records – and improved healthcare management.
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An Attack on Grameen Bank, and the Cause of Women

This month, the Grameen Bank, the organisation that won the Nobel Peace Prize for extending small loans to impoverished village women, has come under renewed attack from the government of Bangladesh. Read founder Muhammad Yunus’s blog about what has happened here and David Bornstein writing in the New York Times here.

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2012 年 08 月 27 日

轉寄︰ The ClearlySo Newsletter – 24th August

2012 年 08 月 24 日

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You could say that 2012 has been a PR disaster of sorts for the social enterprise sector; with A4e making the headlines for all the wrong reasons and corporate tech giants Salesforce persistently trying to take our name in vain.
As these stories rumble on, we’re taking an optimistic outlook at ClearlySo. We recently wrote about an inspiring social enterprise called Vi-Ability that is training young football enthusiasts in the commercial management of a club.
We’re also trying to put a positive spin on the back to school blues, asking whether the social economy can present new untapped opportunities for graduates looking for work.
All that plus the other stories making the headlines, events and jobs in the sector: it’s the ClearlySo newsletter.
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This week is your last week to take advantage of our ‘early bird’ price of just £150 for SBC12; our seventh annual conference. Join us on October 9th for what promises to be an unmissable event for any aspiring social entrepreneur.
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The footy may be back on our screens but as an industry that employs thousands of people, are unsustainable financial practices acceptable? One social enterprise, Vi-Ability, is trying to tackle the culture of irresponsible business in the sport from the ground up.
Over the past month, students everywhere have been anxiously receiving the exam results. For those who don’t have another academic year ahead of them, the prospects can often look bleak. Can social enterprise plug the gap?
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The £10m Investment and Contract Readiness Fund, being delivered by The Social Investment Business on behalf of the Office for Civil Society with support from Deutsche Bank has trebled its capacity with the announcement of 12 new approved providers of investment and contract readiness services.

Ambitious social ventures looking to raise new investment or compete for public service contracts can apply for a grant between £50,000 and £150,000 to partner with specialist providers of a range of professional services including law, financial management, corporate finance and public service commissioning to become investment or contract ready.

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轉寄︰ SOCAP12 – Hotels, Conference Timeline, and Connection Platform

2012 年 08 月 24 日

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主題︰ SOCAP12 – Hotels, Conference Timeline, and Connection Platform

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With SOCAP12 a little more than a month away, we are happy to provide you with tools to increase your experience and help your planning. Interact with fellow attendees pre-conference using our SOCAP12 Connection Platform. Begin planning your schedule with our conference timeline. Lock in your itinerary using a SOCAP partnered hotel and taking the SOCAP shuttle. It’s going to be an exciting conference this October and we look forward to seeing YOU.

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SOCAP attendees indicate that ‘networking with like-minded individuals’ is their #1 goal for SOCAP events. Our goal is to make this as easy as possible for attendees to connect with each other pre-SOCAP, at SOCAP and post-SOCAP. Last year, 75% of SOCAP11 attendees used and found our connection platform valuable.

Register today for SOCAP12, and join the 500+ attendees – investors, entrepreneurs, policy makers, corporate decision makers and more – who are already registered and are currently in the event’s connection platform.

Once logged in, you’ll be able to:
  • View the profiles and interests of the other attendees
  • Discover which contacts from Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn are also attending
  • Build a personalized SOCAP12 schedule (schedule to be announced soon!)
  • Download any hand-outs and materials for a session
  • Schedule 1:1 meetings with other attendees
  • Propose and join discussions

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Are you coming to SOCAP12 from out of town? Do you need a Hotel Room? We can help!

Rooms are especially tight this year, due to several other San Francisco events happening in-line with SOCAP12. We are committed to helping you attend SOCAP with ease. For that reason, we have reserved a number of hotels in Marin County just across the Golden Gate Bridge. To make this even easier, SOCAP will have a special shuttle service running continually throughout the conference. In order to take advantage of these great rooms and room rates, please contact our registrar, Fabienne Blanc, for more information at fabienne@socialcapitalmarkets.net.

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Schedule
We are happy to announce the conference week outline. Please note these times are subject to change. For details on sessions, continue to check the Schedule Page for announcements.

MONDAY
5:00 pm – Registration Opens
6:00-7:00 pm – Special Event for First Time SOCAP attendees
5:00-9:00 pm – Food and Fun at Ft. Mason

TUESDAY
8:00 am – Breakfast & Registration
9:00-10:30 am – Opening Plenary Session
10:45-12:15 pm – Morning Break-Out Sessions
12:15-1:30 pm – Lunch
3:00-4:30 pm – Afternoon Break-Out Sessions
4:30-7:00 pm – Afternoon Plenary
7:00 pm – Evening Party

WEDNESDAY
8:00 am – Breakfast & Registration
9:00-10:00 am – Morning Plenary
10:00-1:00 pm – Morning Break-Out Sessions
1:00-2:45 pm – Lunch
2:45-5:30 pm – Afternoon Break-Out Sessions
5:30-6:15 pm – Evening Plenary
6:30 pm – Evening Party

THURSDAY
8:00 am – Breakfast
9:00-10:00 am- Morning Plenary
10:00-12:30 pm – Morning Break-Out Sessions
12:30-1:30 pm – Lunch
1:30-3:45 pm – Afternoon Break-Out Sessions
3:45-5:00 pm – Afternoon Plenary
5:00 pm – Tear-down Party
 

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We have many high-value, low-touch ways for your organization to partner with and support the SOCAP community including: ticket packages, scholarships for entrepreneurs, and programatic engagement. If you’re interested in partnering with us financially, please contact Mike Moss & Jonathon Axtell. >>> Email Here
PRESS 
Each year, SOCAP convenes hundreds of innovators from across the globe who are breaking new ground in social impact. If you’re interested in covering the event as press, we’d be honored to support you in telling their stories. >>> Apply Here

ART
Deadline: September 10
We’re looking for artists to join us who have with large-scale installation pieces that support or illuminate the theme of SOCAP. Your art will be featured for 3 days to more than 1,400 people at the event. >>> Apply Here

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2012 年 08 月 22 日

轉寄︰ Social Business Conference 2012 – make it your own

2012 年 08 月 21 日

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Digging deeper into SBC12… The Olympic legacy debate

For many, the concept is rather elusive. Beyond our fixation on the word and now that the dust is beginning to settle, who is it that will really gain from the games, and why?

London 2012 games deliverers are gaining from commercial sporting contracts across the globe. Seemingly local ‘Olympic village’ communities are benefitting from  the grandiose ‘regeneration’ urban planning. The debate brews on and some argue optimistically that gentrification will not take over regeneration of the areas completely. But what about the rise in rents throughout east London? And what about the creation of local jobs?

The social sector is at the centre of the Olympic legacy and we invited three key personalities involved on the inside of the debate to testify on how this project will be carried out and what are the real implications and the long term benefits.

We’re pleased  to present:

  • Jane Pritchard, Legacy Director, BITC
Jane is the leader of arc a project set specifically around the games, which facilitates large businesses to provide free support to social enterprises  in the six London boroughs officially hosting the Olympic Games.
Highly recognised by the FT and the Economist as the leading example of social entrepreneurship. His  business promotes cycling, recycles bikes and trains homeless people to be mechanics. Bikeworks accessed the arc project and is now working with BP to build a management information system to track key performance indicators, both financial and social. It is also working on a system to monitor the progress of people who have been through programmes.
She headed the International Marketing for the London 2012 Olympic Games Bid and quickly became a Non-Executive Director on the Board of the Olympic Park Legacy Company/London Legacy Development Corporation and a Trustee of The Legacy List.

Find them leading the lunch session in the main hall at SBC12.

 

 
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Big Issue帶給露宿者的收入超過五百萬鎊

2012 年 08 月 21 日
http://www.am730.com.hk/article.php?article=117871

The Big Issue 是一本英國的周刊,在1991年由比爾特(John Bird)創立。當年英國到處都是露宿者,比爾特看在眼內,認為一般慈善事業不能回應這社會問題,食物銀行也只能解決即日溫飽。他明白露宿者的工作能力參差,如果有「助人自助」的點子,令他們可以有尊嚴的賺取收入,才是持續性的幫助。
Big Issue是一本時事娛樂通識雜誌,有巨星名人政客的訪問,與香港市面上的周刊並無分別;不同的是它的創新售賣方法。這本雜誌不會在便利店和報攤出售,因為它有更佳的「人肉」販售方法,邀請經培訓的露宿者成為「街頭販售人」,且形式幾乎是「無本生利」。雜誌售價每本2.5英鎊,每賣出一本,販售者可自留一半收入,即有1.25英鎊的進帳。去年,單在英國,Big Issue帶給露宿者的收入超過五百萬鎊。有了露宿者的網絡,雜誌更成立基金,為露宿者提供住宿、醫療及其他輔導服務。
我與比爾特有一面之緣,他聲如洪鐘,性格爽朗,但非常感性;他明白這個邊緣社群其實自信心薄弱,自我形象低落,最基本的售賣雜誌指定動作,如向路人打招呼,講句早晨,來個眼神接觸,他們都可能做不到,要不斷的鼓勵。但若能成功售賣雜誌和取得收入,他們會脫胎換骨,敢於抬起頭做人。比爾特說,hand out (伸手拿救濟金) 不是賦權,他們要的是hand up(揮手賣雜誌),尋找自營生計的機會,重新取回生活的主導權。
受到比爾特的啟發,Big Issue在全球各地都有複製品,在南非、澳洲、南韓、巴西、台灣等地,都有這個創新的「助人自助」網絡。我上周在澳洲珀斯,偶然在街頭看到一位Big Issue販售者,他可能是初次嘗試,信心不足,只見他躲在一旁,不敢叫喊,我走前向他買了一本雜誌,問他可取得多少,他才高興的說,是4元(雜誌售價是5元澳幣),看來澳洲比英國還要慷慨。
香港的露宿者越來越多,食環署視他們的家當為垃圾般處理,除此之外無計可施。幾位傳媒朋友聽了Big Issue的動人故事,也想在香港仿效,但籌集啟動資金,打入擁擠的雜誌市場,談何容易。話說回來,Big Issue廿年來被各地複製也屹立不倒,又如何解釋呢?

作者為香港當代文化中心總監,wongyingkay@gMail.coM