Brought to you by Australia Catholic University Co-Lab the Social Enterprise Series is a FREE 10-week in-depth learning program designed to educate future global changemakers about the practical components of establishing or growing a thriving social enterprise.
Industry experts will walk you through the key components of building an enterprise that has a positive social impact and you will be encouraged to put your newly learned skills to work by crafting a video pitch for the chance to win the Social Enterprise Award – $10,000 to kickstart your project.
The Social Enterprise Series cost is 100% subsidised, and is open to university students, staff, and the broader community, with topics delivered via livestream to a national audience.
Workshops and dates
Attending the full program will place you in a better position for developing a winning pitch for the Social Enterprise Award or choose specific workshops directly relevant to your social impact project. All workshops are online, 4 – 6pm AEDT.
The change you seek | Wednesday 13 April Exploring purpose, vision and impact. Introduction to social enterprise. Impact models and theories of change.
Understanding the issues |Wednesday 20 April Exploring root causes and solving the right problem. Introduction to issue mapping.
Ideation for impact | Wednesday 27 April Introduction to human-centred design. Purposeful prototyping and pilots.
Designing your business | Wednesday 4 May Business modelling and value proposition design
Building your tribe | Wednesday 11 May Digital marketing essentials. The five stories of social change and identifying your customer avatar.
Pitching | Wednesday 18 May Pitching and storytelling masterclass.
Show me the money | Wednesday 25 May Finding your ‘first money.’ Understanding investment, philanthropy, and sales. Legal considerations for social entrepreneurs.
Legal considerations for social entrepreneurs | Wednesday 1 June Compliance, measurement, certification and evaluation.
The road is long | Wednesday 8 June Personal sustainability and building great company cultures. Team building and project management.
Crowdfunding for social enterprises and impact projects | Wednesday 15 June Formulas for success and how to avoid mistakes.