Welcome to our 2nd social enterprise forum for 2017. As well as an opportunity to reconnect with fellow social entrepreneurs and discuss the scope and focus of your projects, we have the privilege of having Alex Hannant – CEO of Akina Foundation (http://akina.org.nz/) ‘Strengthening social and economic development through social enterprise’ Around the world and in New Zealand, social enterprise is a becoming an increasingly popular approach to support local development and address social and environment problems. By combining social and commercial approaches, the social enterprise model appeals to business-minded entrepreneurs wanting to achieve social good, and to community organisations seeking independence and financial sustainability. Alex will introduce the practicalities of how social enterprises work, and layout the strategic context for how they can be supported. His talk will cover: - Social enterprise models and approaches - Relevance to community resilience and local economic development - Developmental challenges and enablers - New Zealand data points and sector developments - Potential opportunities and strategies for local government and other partners For Further info or questions please contact [email protected]
Please note the next Community & Whanau network meeting for community organisations (staff and volunteers) will be held on Wednesday 17 July at Trafalgar Pavilion, Nelson (not the 10th as previously advertised). We apologise for any inconvenience caused by this change.
In addition to an opportunity to network, come and listen to our two guest speakers this month:
- Elise Doyer who will be speaking about Motor Neuron Disease in NZ and the information, advocacy and support available, and
- Paul Martin from Suicide Prevention who will provide a brief context on suicide in Nelson/Marlborough
Nelson City Council will provide their usual report back from council.
These meetings are an opportunity for staff and volunteers from community organisations to get together on a monthly basis and provide a forum where issues, ideas or projects of interest can be raised and discussed, and valuable information, ideas and strategies shared.
If you would like to address any of these meetings, we are looking for speakers from January 2019 onwards. We also invite and welcome you to facilitate one of these meetings – please contact [email protected] if this interests you.
Article type: Meetings and events
Start date: July 17, 2019
Start time: 12:00 PM
End Date: July 17, 2019
End Time: 1:30 PM
Venue: Trafalgar Pavilion, Nelson
Contact Name: Lindsay Neumann
Contact Phone: 035467681
Contact Email: [email protected]