“A stitch in time saves nine” is the ethos of a social enterprise that teaches life-saving skills in rural areas. It's also leading the way on mental health support – and has created Pakistan's first female-led ambulance. What are the secrets of its success?
PART 10: As a social entrepreneur, you need to be a bit of a maniac to think your unreasonable ideas will succeed. Just as vital, though, is an “inner minder”, who can tend to the boring but vital stuff – and tell the maniac to slow down sometimes.
Katie Buckingham started Altruist Enterprises aged just 19 following her own experience of mental ill health. She tells Tim West why she’s an optimist – and why outside support was crucial in taking her business to the next level.
PART 9: Leadership can be deeply fulfilling – but if the buck stops with you, you’re on your own. The key is knowing that bouts of intense isolation and loneliness don’t make you a bad leader. And if you expect it, you can find ways to deal with it.
Good jobs change lives. But creating those opportunities and investing in people can be resource-heavy, especially for small social enterprises. Insider tips on how to put job creation at the heart of your mission.
What makes a good leader? At Pioneers Post, we’re interested in a specific kind of leader: those who are both trying to make a difference and doing business differently. This month: Alice Williams of the award-winning Luminary Bakery.
What makes a good leader? At Pioneers Post, we’re interested in a specific kind of leader: those who are both trying to make a difference and doing business differently. This month: award-winning founder, Susan Aktemel.
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.