The opportunities in an Economic Downturn for Designers

I keep hearing of people being laid off – Designers are losing their jobs in the current downturn. So what do they do. I have a few ideas for things you can do as you wait for the economy to turn around: 1. Go back to uni and do a Masters degree. So you get…… Continue reading The opportunities in an Economic Downturn for Designers

KICKING GOALS – CHANGING LIVES: Discussions about homelessness, poverty, social entrepreneurship and making a change

Series Venue:  BMW Edge at Federation Square, Melbourne Series Moderator:  Ms Tracee Hutchison, a writer, broadcaster, reporter for ABC TV’s 7.30 Report and Saturday Age Opinion columnist. FREE ENTRY CONVERSATION ONE Wednesday 3 December – Kicking Goals – Changing Lives A discussion with young people about street soccer, crime, homelessness, poverty, achievement against the odds…… Continue reading KICKING GOALS – CHANGING LIVES: Discussions about homelessness, poverty, social entrepreneurship and making a change

Obama White House Wishlist: ‘Office of Social Entrepreneurship’

Social Entrepreneurship – Change.org: Obama White House Wishlist: ‘Office of Social Entrepreneurship’The Chronicle of Philanthropy reported yesterday that influential progressive think tanks New Democracy Fund and the Center for American Progress are advocating for the creation of a White House Office for Social Entrepreneurship.While Obama had advocated for a Social Entrepreneurship Agency on the campaign…… Continue reading Obama White House Wishlist: ‘Office of Social Entrepreneurship’

Enabled by Design now a ‘dot org’ social start up

enabled by designAs of today, we are officially a ‘dot org’ social start up!Marking an important new chapter in the Enabled by Design story, today sees the launch of the Innovation Exchange’s Next Practice programme. EbD and 13 other third sector innovation projects have been chosen to work with the Innovation Exchange and develop our…… Continue reading Enabled by Design now a ‘dot org’ social start up

Social Entrepreneurship Defined

Social Entrepreneurship Defined | Social VelocityBecause social innovation is such a new field, terms are still being defined. At times terms are used interchangeably when in reality they have very different meanings. Academics and thought leaders are still hammering out final definitions, but in the interim a common language is beginning to emerge. In an…… Continue reading Social Entrepreneurship Defined

Hawkens new book

Blessed Unrest Blessed Unrest is exciting, compelling, and very important. It describes the growing unrest that I encounter around the world, the frustration and courage of those who dare to challenge the power of the political corporate world. Paul Hawken states eloquently all that I believe so passionately to be true – that there is…… Continue reading Hawkens new book

Social Innovation Examples

I am keen to make and publicise a list of ‘social Innovation’ case studies located in Melbourne Australia. These may be projects/ companies/ ventures/ initiatives/ and other such collectives formed for social good – with or without a profit motive. Can you give me examples to add to my list? I have a list here…… Continue reading Social Innovation Examples