ClearlySo - Guardian Seminar

Wednesday 14th September 2011, 9:00am - 1:00pm
Organiser: ClearlySo

 ClearlySo has joined forces with the Guardian to host a top notch half-day seminar to help social enterprises access public service assets. Moves by local authorities to make publically owned buildings and land available to social and community enterprises at preferential rates offer a range of opportunities. Featuring expert speakers, this top quality event will provide information on legislation and discuss the pros and cons of taking on community assets.

ClearlySo Annual Social Business Conference

Tuesday 11th October 2011, 7:30am - 5:00pm
Organiser: ClearlySo

 ClearlySo, Europe’s largest Social Business Angel Network, will celebrate Social Enterprise in all its forms in its annual Social Business Conference on 11th October. The theme for 2011 is ‘All Shapes & Sizes’, reflected in the diversity of the speaker line-up which boasts Kingfisher Chief Exec Ian Cheshire; Sir Torquil Norman, Founder of Camden’s Roundhouse Trust; former JP Morgan Head of Research Nick O’Donohoe, now Government Advisor to the Big Society Bank and Sinclair Beecham of Pret a Manger. International speakers include the CEOs of microfinance leaders babyloan (France), betterplace.org (Germany) and Bosnia (MiBospo).

3rd International Social Innovation Research Conference (ISIRC)

Tuesday 13th September 2011 - Thursday 15th September 2011
Organiser: Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship at Oxford University’s Saїd Business School London South Bank University The Open University

The 2010 International Social Innovation Research Conference (ISIRC) is an open conference that brings together scholars from around the globe to discuss the role of innovation in social businesses, social movements, not-for-profits, state actors, and the broader social economy.

During the conference you will have the opportunity engage in discussions on the following themes:

- Governance of hybrids - Work Integration Social Enterprises - Knowledge Transfer Partnerships - Social Entrepreneurship across regions - Measuring impact and performance - Public policy and social innovation - Social innovation and the voluntary sector - Resource acquisition and finance - Public service delivery - Partnerships and hybrids

ISIRC is hosted by the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship at Oxford University’s Saїd Business School, London South Bank University and The Open University

KTP's in social entrprises, charities and not-for profit organisation

Wednesday 11th May 2011, 9:30am - 1:00pm
Organiser: London South Bank University

 Find out how the London South Bank University grant funding programme can directly benefit your organisation.

Why should I go?

See for yourself how London South Bank University and the Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) scheme can help your organisation grow, compete and succed.  Having already partnered with driven charites such as The Royal National Instittue for Deaf People (RNID), Daycare Trust, Alzheimer's Trading and Blue Sky Development and Regeneration, we kno social enterprise partnerships work.

Who will be there?

Hear directly from your industry peartners about how they have taken advantage of the KTP programme to help pursue new income opportunities, eliminate knowledge gaps, increase employmnet and ensure the same rights, opportunities and quality of life for their members.

Raising Capital Seminar

Tuesday 10th May 2011, 9:00am - 1:00pm
Organiser: ClearlySo

 A half-day seminar from ClearlySo in association with Guardian Professional...

Where is the money? How do you get it? This half-day seminar in association with Guardian will provide you with the knowledge, tools and tactics to raise the finance you need to make your social enterprise a success.

What you will learn:

  • A practical understanding of how to raise capital for your social enterprise
  • Knowledge of the main finance streams for the sector and how to access them
  • Insight into what encourages and convinces investors, lenders and funders to back your business
  • How other social enterprises are raising capital and how you can learn from their experiences

Chair: Rod Schwartz, chief executive of ClearlySo


Keynote Speaker: Michele Giddens, Bridges Ventures

Where is the money? Jonathan Jenkins, UnLtd Sue Peters, Social Investment Business

Unleashing Value: Connecting Social Enterprise and Public Services

Friday 25th March 2011, 9:30am - 1:00pm
Organiser: More than Outputs (External Funding Matters) - funded by Capacitybuilders

 A half day conference where social enterprises, value and public services connect!

Hear from social enterprises leading the way in evidencing their impact and value, and the implications for the public sector Discover innovations in commissioning practice Debate the new Public Services White Paper, with our keynote speaker from the Cabinet Office. This conference is the culmination of a two year project - Adding Value Winning Contracts - funded by Capacitybuilders and delivered by More than Outputs (EFM Ltd). The project has worked with over 120 social enterprises across the West Midlands on selling to the public sector and demonstrating value using Social Return on Investment.

The event will showcase good practice using case study examples and look at how commissioners and social enterprises can take more account of value, and how to make better connections between social enterprise and the public sector.

Social Impact Bond Conference

Tuesday 1st March 2011

 Social Finance invites commissioners, social service providers and investors to three conferences in Glasgow, Birmingham and London in March 2011. They would like to work with you to build the marketplace for Social Impact Bonds. Speakers will include leading social investors, government representatives and voluntary sector practioners. 

Learning Disabilities Conference

Monday 24th January 2011

Capita’s 3rd National Learning Disabilities Conference

Supported by: Skills for Care, British Association of Social Workers and the General Social Care Council

Transition Fund Briefing Event North West

Thursday 16th December 2010, 10:00am - 12:30pm

 The Cabinet Office has launched a new £100million Transition Fund to help the charities, voluntary groups and social enterprises that are affected by public spending cuts to make necessary adjustments so that they can continue to play an important part in public service reform and the Big Society Agenda.

The Transition Fund will help civil society organisations which deliver high quality public services to be more resilient, agile and able to take opportunities presented by a changing funding environment.

The Office for Civil Society has appointed BIG Fund (non-Lottery funding operation of the Big Lottery Fund) to administer the fund. This briefing is for civil society organisations which meet the criteria below and are interested in applying to the Transition Fund.

The event is open to charities, voluntary groups and social enterprises which meet the following criteria: