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Australian and International Social Enterprise Sites

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Here you can link to various social enterprise web sites in Australia and around the world including links to:

  • social enterprise support organisations

  • international social enterprise publications

  • international social enterprise research and support agencies 

Whilst this list is not comprehensive, the sites included provide significant resources on social enterprise.

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Australian Employee Ownership Association employee ownership – news, policy and research  

Community Builders – Enterprise community enterprise and related topics – articles, case studies and research.

Community Cooperative Connections (CCC) e-news cooperative and social economy – forum, news and events, industry features, case studies and profiles and research.  

Co-operative Development Services Ltd  facilitates self help initiatives using the co-operative business structure - publications, links, information and support.

Co-operatives Victoria cooperative – education, resources and advocacy.

Fair Trade Association of Australia and New Zealand Fair Trade resources, research and advocacy.

The Mercury Centre cooperative, employee buyout, community buyouts – support and information.

Social Enterprise Hubs social enterprise - resources, purchasing directory and support.

Social Firms Australia social firms – information and resources.   

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Beyond Profit Magazine New magazine showcasing news and information about social enterprise. Published in the US, online and in hard copy.

Social Enterprise Journal UK-based academic journal about social enterprise.                                   

Social Enterprise Magazine Monthly magazine and daily online news. UK-based, targeting business people concerned with community and social change.

Stanford Social Innovation Review US-based magazine that combines strategies, ideas and tools for socially responsible businesses, nonprofits, and philanthropic foundations.  

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Centre for Mutual and Employee-owned Business Based at Oxford University's Kellogg College, the centre provides research and professional development.

Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship Case studies and research on social entrepreneurship and social enterprise.

EMES European Research Network European research, training and publications on social enterprise.

Harvard Business School Research and publications on social entrepreneurship and social enterprise.

Joseph Rowntree Foundation Endowed foundation. Conducts research to influence policy and practice to provide evidence-based solutions to alleviating poverty. Publications and research.

New Economics Foundation Think-and-do tank providing excellent research devising innovative solutions to social, economic, and environmental problems. Tools and publications.

Public Administration and the Impact Economy An online resource that discusses social innovation, the emerging impact economy and the world of opportunity presented to public and private sector professionals to engineer innovative solutions to social problems.

QUT’s Social Enterprise Wiki Research, news, events and publications on social enterprise in Australia and overseas. 

Seedco US-based national nonprofit promoting economic and community development. Research, tools and resources. 

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International Support Agencies

CEIS Established in 1984, CEiS provides a one-stop service for the training, development and financial needs of community businesses.

Community Wealth Ventures Consulting and resources on social enterprise, particularly charitable business ventures.

Development Trusts Association Resources and publications about development trusts.

Enterprising non-profits Provides grants and resources to non-profits organizations for technical assistance along the entire business development path

Forth Sector Tools and publications for social enterprise practitioners.  

Nonprofit Enterprise and Self-Sustainability Team (NESsT) Social Enterprise development and support organisation, focused on emerging market countries. Tools and publications. 

Roberts Enterprise Development Fund US-based venture philanthropy organisation building the capacity of nonprofit business ventures employing marginalised people. Research tools and resources.

Social Enterprise Alliance US-based membership organisation. Tools, news and resources.

Social Enterprise Coalition UK-based membership organisation. Advocacy, support, tools, news and resources.

Social Enterprise London Provides consulting, resources, training and events and hosts a social enterprise directory.

Social Enterprise Training and Support Consortium (SETAS) UK-based. Links to training and support. Research, events and a consultant registry.

UK’s Office of the Third Sector Policy, advocacy and disseminator of best practice. Tools, publications and research.

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