Posts in Social Innovation
Lewis Carter & Alexandra Coghlan On Putting The Fun Back Into Fundraising With Engaging Games

On Episode 161 of Impact Boom, Lewis Carter and Alexandra Coghlan of EcoGames discuss an innovative new social enterprise they’ve created to engage, educate and inspire people, while funding important conservation of world heritage sites such as The Great Barrier Reef.

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Claire Carpenter On How To Build A Coworking Business & Communities That Enable Social Change

On Episode 157 of Impact Boom, Claire Carpenter of The Melting Pot and Coworking Accelerator discusses how to develop and grow coworking spaces that nurture community and generate impact and provides deep insights for social entrepreneurs looking to develop their social enterprise whilst ensuring they keep their health in check.

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Lizzie Brown On Creating Scalable Positive Change & Gross National Happiness

On Episode 153 of Impact Boom, Lizzie Brown of Kindred Spirits Enterprises discusses her experience in putting community and people at the heart of decision making, provides deep insights into opportunities for social entrepreneurs and philanthropists, and shares knowledge gained from a recent trip to Bhutan, where she learnt about Gross National Happiness.

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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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Accelerating Indigenous Entrepreneurship: First Nations Leadership For Positive Social Impact

On February 4th, Impact Boom hosted the First Nations Impact Entrepreneurship Experience, bringing together Indigenous Australians for a workshop, networking and informative discussion on Indigenous business in Queensland and more broadly in Australia. The panel conversation and audience Q&A focussed on ‘Accelerating Indigenous Entrepreneurship’ with the aim of advancing the conversation forward.

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Efosa Ojomo on Harnessing Disruptive Innovation for International Prosperity

On Episode 139 of Impact Boom, Efosa Ojomo of the Clayton Christensen Institute discusses his experience in developing international projects for prosperity, and shares insights into how theories, disruptive innovation and different strategies help us develop projects that can lift nations out of poverty.

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Sharon Zivkovic On Tackling Wicked Problems & Creating Positive Impact With Systemic Design

On Episode 127 of Impact Boom, Sharon Zivkovic of Community Capacity Builders and Wicked Lab discusses the difference between simple and complicated problems, providing communities and governments with insights on how to best tackle complex issues with effective approaches.

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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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Luke Terry On Getting Funded, Creating Change & Measuring Impact As A Social Entrepreneur

On Episode 104 of Impact Boom, Luke Terry of Vanguard Laundry Services shares key insights from his journey founding some of Australia's leading social enterprises, provides strong tips for entrepreneurs & suggestions for government to improve support of the social sector.

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