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Social Traders will support the growth of social enterprise by strengthening individual enterprises and building a robust and cohesive sector. In the future, we expect to see commercially viable social enterprises making a greater contribution to a dynamic economy and a more inclusive society.
To support and encourage the development of commercially viable social enterprises in Australia.
Collaborate with others to build the social enterprise sector
Promote different ways of doing business
Embrace a diverse range of views
Build business disciplines and rigour across the social enterprise sector
We will work with new and established social enterprises and support organisations to achieve the following five strategic goals.
Promote and communicate the value of social enterprise
Build and share the evidence base
Contribute to the development of robust measurement tools
Goal 2: Open up markets to social enterprise
Develop strategic partnerships with government, business, philanthropic and community sectors
Promote leadership capability of organisations actively working within the sector
Raise the profile of social enterprise
Goal 3: Increase finance available to develop social enterprise
Deliver an integrated training and financial support model
Generate investment from a range of potential contributors
Goal 4: Increase the trading capacity of social enterprises
Goal 5: Establish a coordinated approach to social enterprise development in Australia
Develop a mechanism for 'one voice' where appropriate