SharpFutures has increased its turnover in tough times and secured partnerships with industry leaders like Channel 4. Success comes down to tenacity, “incredible” partners – and sometimes turning down opportunities, the CEO tells us.
Millions of craftspeople and artists work in the informal economy. Now is the time to explore how to support them better, believe campaigners, so more people can enjoy good, secure jobs while they bring vibrancy and stability to their communities.
Creativity is key to success – and anyone can be creative if they take the right approach. Explore our practical guide for social entrepreneurs, which includes six key strategies and an exercise to download.
A formerly thriving local hub had become almost unrecognisable and was on the brink of closure – until a community asset transfer helped turn it back into a bustling space of support and creativity. The inside story on a Bristol centre's new lease of life.
PLUS: $100m MacArthur grant to end homelessness; Dutch VC fund backs digital-only fashion house; ImpactAssets custom investments surge; new pooled fund for southeast Asia; Resonance's launchpad loan for mums' mental health; and more.
Burnout, stress and long hours have become the norm for employees, but social businesses can do it differently, writes Year Here fellow Emily Horton – who has seen first-hand that prioritising workers’ wellbeing is entirely possible.
The ever-rising Covid cases in Brazil tell a tragic tale – but one indigenous community in the Amazon region is reaching an international audience with their own story, while doing their bit to keep the virus at bay.
As online shopping has surged during the pandemic, independent artists have been struggling to make sales. London studio and business incubator Cockpit Arts aims to reconnect makers with buyers with its latest project.