Since the launch of the Coalition Government’s White Paper Equity and Excellence – Liberating the NHS, which became an Act of Parliament in March 2012, the NHS has been in an unprecedented state of flux. Yet as the dust of structural re-organisation begins to settle there would appear to be light at the end of... Find out more
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Ideas, as well as people, now move more freely. We have put new models, drawn from other classes and other parts of the world, before the local people, creating new aspirations and new ideas.
Michael Young and Peter Willmott.
Family and Kinship in East London, 1957
On Thursday 30th May the Ventures team at The Young Foundation hosted an Accelerator workshop for past, present and future Accelerator participants. The aim of the workshop was to provide each of the social entrepreneurs with the opportunity to use The Young Foundation Social Business Model Canvas as a framework to pitch to a range... Find out more
This is the third post in our Top Tips series on winning work from buyers and commissioners. (Never fear though; Top Tips will be back with lots more advice on other aspects of the business of social enterprise.) We’ve already talked about thinking logically and thinking creatively to win work. Now, we’d like to share... Find out more
This is the second post in our Top Tips series to address strategies for winning work from buyers and commissioners. The last post addressed how to use your own common sense to attack the problem logically and pragmatically, drilling down to focus purely on your proposal. For this post, we’ll be looking at slightly more creative,... Find out more
I’m often asked what the secret is to winning contracts and commissions. Of course there isn’t a magic bullet, but the solution we’ve found most effective is a mix of common-sense, imagination and drawing on the experience of others. This post, and the next two Top Tips posts will give three quite different but useful... Find out more
It is surprising how many times social entrepreneurs fail to follow the simple steps to a successful and powerful pitch. I am often left scratching my head and wondering why. When you pitch, social investors want solutions, not problems. If they wanted an education on the issue, they could read a report or join a... Find out more