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Social Enterprise Collaboration During a Crisis

26 Jun 2020

During a crisis situation such as the COVID-19 pandemic, collaboration is more important than ever in addressing social and environmental challenges.

Collaboration can help social enterprises access funding or contracts, deliver services that they may not have the capability or capacity to deliver alone, reach wider geographical markets, and make financial savings through shared overheads and staff.

There are many untapped opportunities for social enterprises in Australia to collaborate. In this webinar we will talk to three leaders in the field, each offering a unique perspective on collaboration:

Intro / overview by Social Traders

Social Traders’ Head of Marketing & Communications, Tara Anderson, will share insights on the collective impact approach in the UK.

Thematic collaboration

STREAT CEO Bec Scott will talk about Moving Feast, a collaborative project of Victorian food social enterprises rising out of the COVID-19 pandemic. The collaboration covers all areas of the food system from growing, storage, cooking, distribution, and education. Bec will share the journey of Moving Feast and the key lessons learnt for social enterprises when collaborating at this scale.

Place-based collaboration

Matt Pfahlert, Co-Founder & CEO, Australian Centre for Rural Entrepreneurship will share an example of regional cross-sector collaboration that saw the development of an online retail platform for businesses forced to close their retail outlets during the COVID-19 pandemic.

This webinar is the sixth and final in a series run by Social Traders, Westpac Foundation and Social Impact Hub to help social enterprises through the COVID-19 crisis.