News & Events


Social Impact Hub - Apr 9th, 2014

The Social Impact Hub is a new co-working space in Sydney for social enterprises and not-for-profits. 

The community consists of:

  • social enterprises
  • not-for-profits
  • impact investors and consultants
  • social impact researchers
  • other like-minded people


THRIVE enterprises search for the social enterprise magic: feasibility - Apr 8th, 2014

By Mollie Gore, THRIVE Program Manager

The inaugural year of Social Traders’ THRIVE program is well underway. THRIVE is a program for social enterprises that are looking to improve their financial viability and grow their social impact.

Featured Social Enterprise: Wycheproof Community Resource Centre - Apr 8th, 2014

Name of enterprise: Wycheproof Community Resource Centre

Name and title of respondentWhitney Boyle, Manager

Will more business-like social enterprises improve care? - Apr 8th, 2014

Author: Chris Mason, Senior Research Fellow, Swinburne Centre for Social Impact at Swinburne University of Technology

Five reasons social enterprises fail - Apr 8th, 2014

By Matthew Cain, Guardian Professional, Wednesday, 2 April 2014

My start-up failure and my studies of success have taught me, contrary to many autobiographies, that entrepreneurship isn't a mystical combination of luck, personality or hard-won experience. Simply: some ideas work and others don't.

Yet behind many successful social enterprises you'll find a method that reduces their chance of failure and confronts many of the myths about starting a social enterprise.


Women in Social Enterprise Workshops - Apr 7th, 2014
As part of the Victorian Government’s Social Enterprise Initiative for Women, Social Traders is running free workshops for women interested in, or currently involved in, social enterprise.

Event Date: May 16 (Ballarat); June 25 (Shepparton); 23 July (Melbourne)

Connecting Up Conference 2014 - Feb 24th, 2014
Driving change through strategy and innovation

Event Date: 7-9 May 2014

The National Women in Policy Leadership Summit 2014 - Jan 16th, 2014
Key Strategies and Solutions for Enhancing Leadership Effectiveness and Career Advancement of Women Working in Policy Areas within the Public Sector

Event Date: 28 April 2014 - 29 April 2014

Fair Trade Markets - Apr 13th, 2013
An exciting day of Fair Trade Markets

Event Date: Sunday 5th May 2013; 11.00am to 7.00pm

Fair Trade Mothers' Day High Tea - Apr 10th, 2013
An exciting Mothers' Day High Tea, featuring celebrity chefs, live entertainment and activities

Event Date: Sunday 12th May 2013

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