Activating System Change: Cross Sectoral Ideas To Tackle Complex Community Issues

On February 8th, Impact Boom hosted its first 2018 event, with a packed house of passionate leaders and changemakers coming together to discuss how we might best activate system change. With no shortage of community issues to address, and a highly experienced panel, we knew this would be an intense and insightful discussion...

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Brisbane's Top Emerging Social Entrepreneurs Join Impact Boom's Elevate+ Accelerator Program To Grow & Scale Impact

Impact Boom has welcomed an amazing group of 27 passionate social entrepreneurs into the Elevate+ Accelerator Program in Brisbane.

15 high potential, emerging social enterprises are tackling an array of pressing community issues both locally and internationally, such as homelessness, refugee and migrant support, sustainable consumption, waste reduction, child malnutrition, and health problems. Projects are creating positive social and environmental impact and literally saving lives.

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Dr Joana Casaca Lemos On Designing For Qualities Of Sustainability & How Design Thinking Can Create Your Unique Story Of Impact

On Episode 69 of Impact Boom, Dr Joana Casaca Lemos discusses the designer's way of thinking as a holistic way to reframe challenges into opportunities, she emphasises the necessity of understanding context and talks about the importance of having a community of practice.

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Kathleen Kelly Janus On How The Best Non-Profits Launch, Scale Up & Make A Difference

On Episode 68 of Impact Boom, Kathleen Kelly Janus, Stanford Lecturer and author of Social Startup Success discusses key insights gained from hundreds of interviews conducted with social enterprise and non profit leaders and shares trends in philanthropy, policy, millennial engagement and collaboration with government.

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Gerry Higgins On Building A Global Social Enterprise Ecosystem That's Positively Changing The World

On Episode 66 of Impact Boom, Gerry Higgins of CEIS Group and the Social Enterprise World Forum C.I.C. discusses the history of social enterprise over the last 30 years, sharing valuable insights into growing the sector. Gerry provides strong advice for social entrepreneurs, talks about shifts in policy and what to expect for this year's Social Enterprise World Forum in Edinburgh.

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Dr Ingrid Burkett On Using A Systemic Lens To Unlock Barriers For Change

On Episode 65 of Impact Boom, Ingrid Burkett of The Australian Centre for Social Innovation discusses ways to create systemic change in some of Australia's most disadvantaged communities, shares thoughts on co-design and key skills required for both individuals and governments to effectively create social innovation.

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Allan English On Social Enterprise, Philanthropy & Getting Funded To Hunt Down Big Dreams As An Entrepreneur

On Episode 56 of Impact Boom, Allan English of Silver Chef Limited talks about purpose and provides some great insights and tips for social entrepreneurs. Allan also discusses the growing impact investment space, changes in the philanthropic sector, collaboration and social procurement.

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Alastair Davis On Key Factors That Helped Scotland Become A World Leader In Social Enterprise

On Episode 60 of Impact Boom, Alastair Davis of Social Investment Scotland Alastair discusses Scotland's rich history of social enterprise, sharing reasons why the sector has grown considerably to create positive social impact. Alastair also provides strong tips for social entrepreneurs and advice on getting social investment.

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Sandy Blackburn-Wright On Social Enterprise Startups, Impact Bonds & Flipping The Design Process For Better Social Outcomes

On Episode 55 of Impact Boom, Sandy Blackburn-Wright of Social Outcomes provides strong insights into social enterprise business models, sharing tips on financing through to founding teams. Sandy discusses key elements holding back large organisations and governments from creating innovative cultures, as well as two of the main issues which Australia should be worried about.

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Richard Warner & Michael Cherry On The Creative Tension Between Participation & Production In Co-operatives

On Episode 54 of Impact Boom, Richard Warner and Michael Cherry of NCEC discuss their experience and insights in working at one of Australia's first modern social enterprises. Michael shares how positive the experience has been for him as someone with a disability and Richard talks about social procurement and the growing social enterprise sector.

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