Social enterprises aren’t just small and fluffy, and that shouldn’t be news to civil servants and others, says Jonathan Bland. But widespread beliefs about social enterprises’ limitations damage their ability to reach their potential.
Philanthropists come in all shapes and sizes. Cecilie Hestbaek at NPC explores the dilemmas of some wondering where to put their money when so many charities are now instrumental in pulic service delivery.
Legislation ensuring public service commissioners consider the social impact of services they buy in seems a no-brainer. We consider the state of the Social Value Act – which has been criticised for lacking 'teeth' – ahead of the Social Value Summit.
Children’s services – viewed by many as the last big unreformed area of local public service delivery – came under the spotlight this week as the UK Prime Minister praised the work of social enterprise Achieving for Children.
How can the philosophies of author, broadcaster, professor and all round business guru Charles Shandy apply to public service practitioners? Andrew Laird, a leader in public service spin-outs, explains all.
Data – the buried treasure that can improve service delivery and save your social venture serious cash... but only when it is used wisely. Mutual Ventures present their top 5 tips on using data wisely.