Today's youth shaping social change
The coronavirus pandemic has added urgency as well as visibility to the movements young people have been hard at work building. As our reality is constantly changing, change is happening inside young people. Jarrod Patrick takes a look back at the year and how young people have been affecting social change across the globe.
If we’ve run out of chalk, why are we still making blackboards?
“Now is the time to move away from profit above all else, moving towards a financially and societally profitable change in our current “businesses as usual” model. SEA Facilitator, Emile Fourie explores the need for more inclusive business models when rebuilding post COVID-19.
The ‘New Normal’: Lessons from Social Enterprise
As we see the reopening of much of the economy in South Africa, SEA's African Partnerships Director, Rachael Millson, explores how individuals, businesses and society can learn from a social enterprise approach.
Social Enterprise Academy takes measures against COVID-19
As we rally together not only as a nation but globally, to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, we at Social Enterprise Academy South Africa will be working remotely (out of the office) from 17 March 2020 to 13 April 2020.
Developing a Social Economy Policy in South Africa
With consultations taking place soon, our SEA Africa Partnerships Director Rachel Millson explores the impact the Green Paper for the Social Economy could have on the viability, success and growth of social economy in South Africa
What is the value of social entrepreneurship?
Elena facilitates our Social Impact Measurement programmes. In her latest blog, she explores how funders increasingly expect financial self-sufficiency and the impact this has on non-profits.
A Journey to Sustainability for NPOs
With over 170,000 NPOs and 68 new registrations per week, it becomes more and more important to identify new and sustainable income streams. But is social or impact enterprise right for you?
Embracing Ubuntu through Peer Learning
By strengthening our connections with others and supporting each other, we’re creating a movement of resilience – so how can we engage in even more interconnectedness in our roles?
My Journey to Social Enterprise
Wendy Arendse, co-founder of Thinking Empire, shares her experience of growing her organisation from a donor-dependent charity to a sustainable social enterprise.
Looking to the future - from dependency to independence
In times of trouble, crisis and difficulties, agile organisations seek ways to not only survive but to sustain themselves for the long-term.
Monitoring and evaluation in times of crisis
SEA Facilitator, Elena Mancebo Masa, explores how monitoring and evaluation can in fact support the work of your organisation in these uncertain times.
Surviving as a virtual SME in the time of COVID
SEA facilitator Gavin Weale shares ten things he has learned during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Lockdown Leadership Ideas: Part Three
SEA facilitator Paul Durrant explores how to enable great teamwork in a virtual office.
Lockdown Leadership Ideas: Part Two
SEA Facilitator, Paul Durrant, explores two more helpful tools and ideas to support you navigate leadership in uncertain times.
Lockdown Leadership Ideas: Part One
SEA Facilitator and experienced leader, Paul Durrant, explores tools and ideas to support you navigate leadership through lockdown uncertainty, remote teaming and more.
How can corporates support social enterprises in South Africa?
Rachael Millson, SEA African Partnerships Director, looks at how corporates can support the rapidly growing social enterprise sector in South Africa.
Is Social Enterprise the New Face of Business?
SEA Africa Manager, Rachael Millson, looks at why a focus on a single bottom line (i.e. only profit) is no longer enough.
7 Steps to Improve Your Social Impact with Measurement
Through research conducted with South African social enterprises, we explore 7 steps to help your organisation use measurement to improve your social impact.
How Measuring Social Impact Can Revolutionise Organisations
This week, we invited Researcher in Impact Mesurement, Alexis Nadin Banks, to share her insights on the positive changes that measuring social impact can bring to your organisation.
What is a Social Enterprise?
It has the heart of a non-profit organisation but operates per sound business principles. Such organisations are called “social enterprises” and South Africa is starting to see a movement towards them.
Social Enterprise 101 Podcast Series
With the support of Bertha Centre and LeadSA, the Social Enterprise Academy joined an insightful group of thought-leaders to explore key concepts and experiences relating to social enterprise in this five-part podcast series.