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A good practice guide for practitioners : supporting community and social enterprise in deprived communities /

by Cox, Ed | Institute for Public Policy Research | Viitanen, Jenni.

Publisher: Brinnington, Stockport, England Institute for Public Policy Research 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: December 2010 Bibliography : p. 35-36Summary: In Spring 2010, ippr north carried out new research exploring the critical success factors for community and social enterprise in deprived communities in the North West of England This Good Practice Guide summarises the findings and recommendations of research in a format aimed at practitioners, particularly those working in local authorities. It is not intended to be a comprehensive guide but simply seeks to set out material gathered through the research in a more accessible format. It is divided into five sections, each addressing a specific issue or concern, and is interspersed with case study examples of some of the best community and social enterprises in the North West Region of England.Availability: (1)

And we quickly saw results in the first 12 months /

by Victoria. Department for Victorian Communities.

Publisher: 2006Description: p. 5-6.Notes: Rec. no. for book: B13234 indexed chapterAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Australian stories of social enterprise /

by Kernot, Cheryl | Centre for Social Impact | McNeil, Joanne.

Publisher: Sydney University of New South Wales 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Includes bibliographical references Contents: Introduction -- Food -- Arts, media and design -- Advocacy -- Information technology -- Environment -- Service/works delivery -- Shared Learning and Authors? observations -- Featured Social Enterprises? Websites -- Useful Links --Annex 1. The challenges and opportunities of different legal structures for social enterprisesSummary: The project has sought to provide a vehicle for Australian social enterprise practitioners to tell their stories. As such, the stories presented provide a snapshot of the interviewees' perspectives on their own and their organisations' experiences.Availability: (1)

Community enterprise workbook : stronger communities : making it our business /

by Dunn, Annie | Brotherhood of St Laurence | Smith, Neil | Dennis, Paul | Daniels, Mark | Major, Annie | Metcalfe, Ian.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2007Description: 1 booklet (12 p. : col. ill., maps) + 1 workbook (132 p. : ill.) + 1 videodisc (DVD) (10 min.) : sd., col. : 4 3/4 in.Other title: Introduction to community enterprise | Stronger communities - making it our business .Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Contents: 1 booklet Introduction to community enterprise ; Community enterprise workbook ; Community enterprise across Victoria (DVD). 2 copies As of 14 July 2010, Social Traders www.socialtraders.com.au has agreed to process all orders for copies of the Community Enterprise Toolkit, including those which come through to the BSL Please forward these orders to: Nina Howard at Social Traders nina.howard@socialtraders.com.au Social Traders is currently working on producing a new web-based product to replace Toolkit which should be available by 2011Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (2).

Creating value for all : strategies for doing business with the poor /

by United Nations Development Programme.

Publisher: New York, NY United Nations Development Programme 2008Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Down to business : social entrepreneurship and the Australian community sector : a thesis submitted in total fulfilment of the requirements of the degree of Master of Arts (by Thesis only). /

by Holm, Sonya.

Publisher: unpub. 2004Description: x, 103 p.Notes: Bibliography: p. 86-100 30 July 2004Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Enterprising communities : the Victorian Government's Community Enterprise Strategy /

by Victoria. Department for Victorian Communities.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. The Department 2006Description: 14 p. PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Includes: "Working together to change lives: Helping transform public housing estates and the lives of residents / Brotherhoood of St Laurence p. 7 ; Case study p. 8Summary: Victoria’s economy has improved quality essential services and infrastructure in recent years. However, we know some Victorians still face barriers to participating in the opportunities that will help them to secure better futures for themselves and their families. This in turn, has implications for the strength and resilience of entire communities. The Victorian Government has worked in collaboration with the not-for-profit sector and local organisations to develop community enterprises as one way of addressing the barriers faced by individuals and communities, particularly as they relate to skills development and employment opportunities. Availability: (1)

Exclusion [innovation] inclusion. /

by Butcher Shop Production House | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence Butcher Shop Production House 2004Description: 1 videodisc (DVD) (18:12 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 13 p. : ill. (booklet).Online Access: Booklet Notes: Book and DVD have separate archiving numbers. Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (2).
Items available for reference: BSL Archives (2).

Exploring success for intermediate labour market social enterprises : a literature review /

by Nockolds, Danielle | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2012Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography : p. 17-19Summary: The purpose of this literature review is to identify and explore the key factors and challenges that influence the success of Intermediate Labour Market (ILM) social enterprises. The review supports the Brotherhood of St Laurence's Working Futures Initiative which is evaluating the financial sustainability, operating models and practices, and employment and training outcomes of four Australian ILM social enterprises. ILM social enterprises provide short-term employment and support to highly disadvantaged jobseekers, to create long-term improvements in the lives of these participants and provide community benefits. This paper finds that ILM social enterprises face a constant struggle to balance the operation of a sustainable business with providing a significant community benefit in the form of employment services for the most disadvantaged. Intermediate Labour Market (ILM) social enterprises provide short-term employment and support to highly disadvantaged jobseekers to create long-term improvements in their lives and provide community benefits. This student paper reviews the historical landscape of employment services and the rise of ILM programs and examines the key factors and tensions that influence whether an ILM social enterprise is successful. ; INTERMEDIATE LABOUR MARKET (ILM)Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Finding Australia's social enterprise sector : final report /

by Barraket, Jo | Queensland University of Technology. Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies | Collyer, Nick | O'Connor, Matt | Anderson, Heather.

Publisher: Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: June 2010 The Finding Australia's Social Enterprise Sector (FASES) research project is a joint initiative of Social Traders and the Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies (ACPNS) at Queensland University of Technology (QUT). Bibliography : p. 39-40Summary: This document reports on the research findings of the Finding Australia's Social Enterprise Sector (FASES) project. FASES is a joint initiative of Social Traders and the Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies, Queensland University of Technology. It is a first attempt to identify the range and scope of social enterprises in Australia. The methodology utilised in this research included: a review of existing literature and methods of social enterprise mapping; establishment of a project website and preliminary discussion paper to stimulate public engagement with defining and identifying Australian social enterprises, which resulted in four online responses to the discussion paper and 157 nominations of social enterprises to be included in the research; a series of workshops and interviews with 34 key informants to assist in defining social enterprise for the purposes of the research; identification of the social enterprise population through a combination of web and media review, review of existing databases and feedback through the project website; development and administration of an online survey; and collation and analysis of secondary data. Five hundred and thirty-nine organisations commenced the online survey, of which 365 were valid social enterprises according to our definition.Availability: (1)

Government initiatives to develop the UK social economy . /

by Passey, Andrew | Lyons, Mark.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Australian Centre for Co-operative Research and Development 2004Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://www.accord.org.au/publications/ACCORD_paper12.pdf' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:18:33 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Green and decent jobs : the case for local action /

by Bird, Jenny | Institute for Public Policy Research | Lawton, Kayte | Purnell, Kandida.

Publisher: London, U.K. Institute for Public Policy Research 2010Description: 45 p.: ill.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: Green jobs are often heralded as the solution to the twin challenges of lowering our greenhouse gas emissions and bringing down unemployment. However, very little has been said about what new green jobs might look like ? who will be doing them, how much might they pay and where will they be? Unequal access to jobs, low pay and a lack of progression routes are endemic problems in some parts of the UK labour market. In this paper we argue that to maximise the benefits of the green jobs revolution, we must make sure that green jobs are also good jobs, paying a decent wage and offering more and better employment opportunities to a wide range of people. To make this a reality, we make the case for greater action at the local level, and by a greater range of individuals and organisations. We examine the potential for new partnerships between lots of different organisations ? based on examples of best practice from the USA ? to help ensure that new green jobs are right for local communities. This scoping paper is the first output from IPPR's 'Communities for Green and Decent Jobs' project, which began in autumn 2009.Availability: (1)

Growing community enterprise : an evaluation of the Community Enterprise Development Initiative

by Bond, Sharon | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2008Description: xii, 88 p. PDF.Other title: Stronger communities - making it our business .Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: March 2008 Summary: This is the final evaluation report from the Community Enterprise Development Initiative (CEDI), funded by the Victorian Department of Planning and Community Development and delivered by the Brotherhood of St Laurence. After a pilot in 12 locations in 2005, the program expanded to 15 more sites in 2006 07. In addition to assisting the development of various community enterprises, CEDI has built a knowledge base about critical success factors and best practice, and fostered collaboration and networking. The report includes several case studies of community enterprises.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1), BSL Archives (1).

Indigenous Australian entrepreneurs : not all community organisations, not all in the outback. /

by Foley, Dennis.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research. Australian National University 2006Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://www.anu.edu.au/caepr/Publications/DP/2006_DP279.pdf' Checked: 22/04/2009 2:28:19 PM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Investing for the good of society : why and how wealthy individuals respond /

by Elliott, Antony | National Endowment for Science Technology and the Arts NESTA).

Publisher: London, U.K. NESTA 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: April 2011 Bibliography : p. 60Summary: This report presents compelling evidence which shows that wealthy individuals can be motivated to try social investments. A combination of research approaches reaches the conclusion that the primary motivator for this group is 'social/ethical values'. They are motivated by a desire for wealth to achieve a social good as well as have the potential to produce a return. The potential for a lower return or for the need for social enterprises to work with government are not a barrier to involvement. The overwhelming motivation for becoming a social investor is that, as with other parts of their lives, their wealth should have a positive impact on society.Availability: (1)

Investing in civil society : a framework for a bespoke regulatory regime /

by Fletcher, Luke | Bates, Wells and Braithwaite London.

Publisher: London, U.K. NESTA 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: June 2011Summary: To date, there has been no attempt on the part of government to create a tailor-made regime for community and social finance activity. This position paper sets out how a proportionate social finance legal and regulatory regime could be established, to enable the Government to achieve its policy objectives of growing the social investment market and making the Big Society Bank a success.Availability: (1)

Pathways to employment for migrants and refugees? the case of social enterprise /

by Barraket, Jo.

Publisher: [Auckland, N.Z.] The Australian Sociological Association 2007Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: INTO AND OUT OF WORKSummary: This paper examines the use of social enterprise ? that is, not for personal profit businesses that have a strong social purpose- to support training and employment pathways for migrants and refugees facing multiple forms of exclusion. Drawing on an evaluation of a program that supports seven social enterprises in the Australian state of Victoria, the study finds that social enterprise affords unique local opportunities for economic and social participation for the program?s participants. Nevertheless, there are limits to the impacts of programs that mediate transitions within an increasingly flexible labour market without redressing the broader social determinants of labour market segmentation.Availability: (1)

Relationship matters : not-for-profit community organisations and corporate community investment. /

by Centre for Corporate Public Affairs.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Centre for Corporate Public Affairs 2008Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://www.facsia.gov.au/communities/relationship_matters/default.htm' Checked: 2/03/2009 10:00:54 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseSummary: "According to this research report the direction of corporate community partnerships in Australia is towards an integrative stage of collaboration, in which partners create new services and activities as a result of their collaboration, > This publication looks at how to best leverage the operations and activities of NFP organisations to enhance interactions with large businesses. The report also examines barriers to corporate community partnerships developing further in Australia; differences between not-for-profit organisations (NFPs) and corporations; positive and negative factors at play in these partnerships and trends and developments in corporate community partnerships." -- FaCHSIA.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Social enterprise : a strategy for success

by Great Britain. Department of Trade and Industry.

Publisher: [London, U.K] Department of Trade and Industry 2002Description: 81 p. PDF.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: July 2002Summary: The Social Enterprise Unit was set up in Autumn 2001, within the Department of Trade and Industry, to provide a focal point for strategic decision making across Government. Eight Working Groups, involving key stakeholders from the social enterprise community, were established by the Unit, and they have identified the major barriers to growth of the social enterprise sectorAvailability: (1)

Social Enterprise : a powerful path to social inclusion /

by Kernot, Cheryl | Centre for Social Impact.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Centre for Social Impact 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: June 2009 Bibliography : p. 24-25Summary: This paper describes the changing landscape of the social economy and the emergence of, and place within it, of social enterprises and their role in driving social inclusion policies in a cross-departmental way. It deals briefly with the main issues in the definitional debate, describes the UK's policy framework, rollout and review. It canvases barriers to growth, governance challenges and enabling social investment policies. Examples of social enterprises with clear social inclusion goals are given, as are examples of social enterprises/business driving global systemic change, creating new markets and also achieving social inclusion outcomes. It concludes with a snapshot of the current Australian social enterprise landscape and of some interesting international developments.Availability: (1)

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