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Learnings From Laos; Connection & Collaboration For Social Impact

In the first installation of the article series: ‘Australia now: Youth Making an Impact in ASEAN’, Elise Stephenson of Social Good Outpost, brings you coverage of the Youth Entrepreneurs & Leaders Speaker Series, an exciting initiative funded and supported by the Australian Government. Find out what happened at their first event in Laos…

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Accelerating Multicultural Entrepreneurship: Cultivating Connected Communities

On June 10th, Impact Boom hosted the Multicultural Impact Entrepreneurship Experience, bringing together our community for a workshop, networking and informative discussion on multicultural business in Queensland and more broadly in Australia. The panel conversation and audience Q&A focussed on ‘Accelerating Multicultural Entrepreneurship’ with the aim of advancing the conversation forward.

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Reactivating Latrobe Valley: Creative Changemakers & Entrepreneurs Creating Positive Social Impact In Gippsland

Impact Boom recently collaborated with Reactivate Latrobe Valley to offer a series of Social Impact Masterclasses in Gippsland, Victoria, which ran from March-May 2019, with kind funding support from LaunchVic. In this episode, we explore the stories of ten creative changemakers and social entrepreneurs working hard to create positive social impact in the region.

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Learning From Queensland’s Strong Grassroots Movement On The Brisbane Social Enterprise Tour

Impact Boom and the Yunus Centre (Griffith University) recently got together 100+ people for the Brisbane Social Enterprise Tour, for a jam-packed day exploring some of Brisbane's social enterprises. We sought to learn from the teams on the ground, share stories, foster connections and spark interest to see the ecosystem develop further.

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The European Social Innovation Competition & How It Is Supporting Innovators Achieve Social Impact

On Episode 147 of Impact Boom, we put a spotlight on the European Social Innovation Competition, which was launched by the European Commission in 2013. EUSIC is a beacon for social innovation in Europe; utilising a proven methodology for supporting early-stage ideas and facilitating a network of radical innovators shaping society for the better. We speak to two of the 2018 winners of the competition about their initiatives, as well as one of the competition organisers to learn about the 2019 edition.

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Momentum Is Gaining For Social Enterprise In South Australia

Three weeks ago, South Australia launched ‘Adelaide Social Enterprise’ - a Meetup group that is modelled on ‘Brisbane Social Enterprise’. The group intends to follow Queensland’s lead and form a South Australian version of the Queensland Social Enterprise Council (QSEC), the peak body democratically representing Social Enterprise in Queensland.

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Brisbane's High Potential Social Enterprises Join Impact Boom's Elevate+ Accelerator Program To Tackle Social & Environmental Issues

Impact Boom has welcomed a high potential group of 15 diverse social enterprises into the Elevate+ Accelerator Program in Brisbane. The enterprises, led by a group of passionate, purpose-led entrepreneurs, are tackling an array of pressing community issues both locally and internationally. Keep your eyes on this cohort as they work hard to maximise their impact!

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Igniting Social Enterprise and Entrepreneurship in the Regional Communities of Queensland

On October 26th, the Logan Social enterprise Forum was held, bringing together key stakeholders to share ideas and experience, network and discuss the future of social enterprise in Queensland and more broadly in Australia. Impact Boom hosted a great panel which local and national leaders, with the aim of advancing forward conversation, ideas and the sector.

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Regional Social Enterprise Ecosystems; Cohesive & Collaborative Models To Create Change

On October 25th 2018, the Sunshine Coast Social Enterprise Forum was held with 200 attendees representing a broad range of sectors, local and state government. Impact Boom proudly supported the forum and hosted a panel discussion with some of Queensland’s leading social enterprise ecosystem builders. So how might we best create positive social change in the regions? Read on to find out.

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Improving Micro-Volunteering; Key Factors For Your Social Enterprise To Consider

What factors would come into play if you were to explore introducing micro-volunteering successfully in your social enterprise? In this guest blog post, Elevate+ Alumni, Michael Mersiades of Chatloop, takes a look at five factors that might be contributing to his social enterprise’s high volunteer retention rates.

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