Every quarter in Pioneers Post Quarterly magazine, we take a look at one of the organisations in the NatWest SE100 Social Business Club. DNDP is currently top dog in terms of growth amongst Scottish social ventures on the SE100 Index.
At the NatWest SE100 Social Business Club Insight event in Bristol, the social entrepreneurs behind successful social enterprises Vi-Ability, 2nd Chance and Co-Wheels shared their travails and triumphs with an audience that was all ears.
We thought we'd talk to someone who has done just that. Kelly Davies is the boss of Vi-Ability. Six years after starting, Vi-Ability is debt free, has 16 members of staff and it seems the sky's the limit. So how did she do it?
"This is not a sprint. I burn out every few months and that hurts our business." Nicki Kopcke, the founder of Masi Maz, offers valuable advice about starting a social business at the first NatWest SE100 Insight event of 2016.
"Could we have created more value with the resources we have available?" This is the question that board members need to be asking in order to truly embed an effective impact measurement approach in their organisations.