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Fast-tracking your social enterprise model

Fast-tracking your social enterprise model

03 June - 01 January
When: Wednesday, 3 June 2020
Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Where: Online
Cost: $59+GST
Dresscode: Absolutely anything


Social enterprise has been a hot topic in recent years, with many not-for-profit organisations and charities looking at the advantages this could bring in terms of financial sustainability and increasing their reach and impact.   

Social enterprising can not only increase innovation but help organisations to develop, fund, expand or grow their service offering.  Organisations are now both encouraged and urged to look for new revenue models, and social enterprising is for many the perfect opportunity.   

If you are unsure if social enterprising is right for your organisation or if you want to explore the models and key concepts that will help you get started, this session is for you.   

Key takeaways:  

  • Why social enterprising is a good step for your organisation 
  • Aligning your mission and vision for commercial viability and social impact 
  • Assessing the best model and legal structure when adding a social enterprise model to an existing organisation 
  • Measuring the outcomes of your venture against mission and revenue 
  • How to get started from here 

This online seminar is run by Andy Skidmore, Chief Executive Officer and Founder of the not-for-profit organisation Burn Bright, a social enterprise which delivers student leadership, wellbeing programs and national camps.   

Over the past 5.5 years Burn Bright has worked with over 60,000, 12-17-year-olds, from all corners of Australia and New Zealand through school-based initiatives and hosting the National Leadership Camp for high school students.  Burn Bright’s vision is a world where all young people flourish, understand their influence and impact the world selflessly.  

In 2018 and 2019 Burn Bright was named Australia’s Most Innovative Charity by Westpac, EY and UNSW, due to their company culture and their social enterprise business structure. Since its inception Burn Bright has generated over 98% of its income from its social enterprise model whilst still being able to deliver a cutting edge and innovative service to young people across Australia. 

Andy has also consulted for many not-for-profits and community-based organisations, from consulting for local councils to partnering with large charities and NGOs such as Wesley Mission, Mission Australia and Interrelate. Andy’s vision for the not-for-profit sector is to see more self-reliance from grants and donations, cooperation and resource sharing to ensure not-for-profits are more sustainable in making a difference to the lives of all Australians.  


Contact us at info@thirdsector.com.au for more information.

This event is part of Third Sector’s weekly Business Viability Virtual Event Series, aimed to prepare your business for survival, post Covid-19.

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