INTERVIEW: How can impact investors give a meaningful role to people with lived experience in their decision-making? In the UK, the Venture Studio from Crisis is doing just that. We talk to CEO Matt Downie.
WISE Ways to Lead: How can you share your personal story but protect yourself in the process? Top tips from two social entrepreneurs navigating using their lived experiences as leaders of social purpose organisations.
Hiring people with direct experience of the issues an organisation tackles is often seen as good equity, diversity and inclusion practice. But there are a few things to consider to truly value and make the most of diverse life experiences.
WISE Ways to Lead: How can you use your professional experience and networks to make a difference to refugees? Top tips and resources from social enterprises Breadwinners and The Entrepreneurial Refugee Network.
You want your programmes to reach an entirely new target group. Where do you start? For 140-year-old charity St John Ambulance, involving young people from “challenging” backgrounds has been a steep learning curve. Here’s what they’ve learned.
A mobile app developed by former gang members to help people in crisis has been used by millions. It's just one example of the hands-on 'systems work' people are taking to tackle the problems around them.
Izzy Obeng and Bayo Adelaja both created ventures that make it easier for diverse founders to grow a business. But social entrepreneurs of colour still face barriers, especially in accessing finance. Dr Yaz Osho explores what needs to change.
Participatory funding puts decisions into the hands of those most affected by the money. It's a massive shift – but one that could make philanthropy and impact investing more open, transparent and community-driven.