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Social Entrepreneurs Network


Social Entrepreneurs Network

The Social Entrepreneurs Network is a network for all those interested in social entrepreneurship and social enterprise. The aim is to solve some of the practical challenges faced by social entrepreneurs.

Members: 460
Latest Activity: Mar 30

Thank you for joining the RSA’s Social Entrepreneurs Network!

Please use this online to start discussions, seek advice, post events of interest and to find other social entrepreneurs who might be interested in collaborating. If you are a Fellow working in social enterprise and would like to kick something off where you live, you can also talk to your local team in your region. There are also tools you can use like the four ways to engage, and the Changemakers handbook (PDF, 210KB).

The Social Entrepreneurs Network in London, hold regular monthly breakfasts (the last Friday of each month) at the RSA House and we also hold larger events looking at how we can help social enterprises.  

To find out more about how we do things, watch this recent film:

For the last two years we have followed two groups of social entrepreneurs in the Social Enterprise Spotlight case study project. Find out who they are here. We hope you enjoy being involved!

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Exciting programme that helps people getting into the social enterprise space

Do you know a talented professional that want to build a career with social impact?  On Purpose helps driven, talented people find a career that matters. The one year On Purpose Associate Programme combines paid work placements in organisations…Continue

Tags: change, leadership, career, impact, enterprise

Started by Tom Mar 25.

Peer to Peer Support for Entrepreneurs at the RSA

Hi We are organising these sessions at the RSA House to help Entrepreneurs with their businesses.  There are 5 places reserved for RSA Fellows.  Please feel free to come by if you have the time. …Continue

Tags: Business, to, Peer, Entrepreneurship

Started by Zulfiqar Deo Mar 16.

Increase your visibility without spending a fortune

Wouldn't it be great if you could spend more of your time doing only the things you really LOVE?Instead you find yourself having to look for customers.  You have to get 'out there', talk about what you're doing and start to create relationships.All…Continue

Tags: marketing, london, event

Started by Danielle Anderson Mar 16.

Two great upcoming workshops on organisational creativity etc: Holacracy + Liberating Structures

Two great events about transforming organisations that some of you may be interested in - I hope to be at both of them.*  Holacracy introductory workshop (Feb 25):…Continue

Started by Matthew Kálmán Mezey Feb 5.

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Comment by Rachel Barker on March 16, 2015 at 15:55

The RSA have partnered with Dotforge Social Impact Accelerator, an accelerator and investment programme for social entrepreneurs who want to harness the power of digital technology to realise positive social change. I am looking to connect our Fellows with the teams and have arranged two RSA focused days, after which there are no commitments to mentor. These days, 30 March and 31 March provide the opportunity for teams to pitch to RSA Fellows with the opportunity to network, work together throughout the day and seek social, business and entrepreneurial advice, running 11am-4pm at Electric Works in Sheffield (2 minutes from the train station). I hope it would also be an exciting opportunity for you to utilise your skills and expertise in the development of early stage social businesses and join Fellows on a new engagement path for the RSA.


The accelerator is ran by Dotforge in partnership with the RSA, Key Fund and the Cabinet Office. If you would like more information or to note interest in supporting these early startups, please contact me directly -, 07557 797612

Comment by Mark Hall on February 26, 2015 at 14:34

This month we will be looking at issues around the well-being & resilience of social entrepreneurs. We are running an interactive session (including a mindfulness exercise) to come up with some solutions to the challenges faced by entrepreneurs. Come and join our breakfast session at 9am tomorrow at RSA House.

Find out more & book your space here:  

Comment by Zulfiqar Deo on February 1, 2015 at 15:02

@Graham. Thanks for the post.  The British Library used to have a policy of only allowing card holders to enter the building after 6pm. It might be good to check if this is still the case.  KR Zufi

Comment by Mark Hall on January 29, 2015 at 17:22

We have a fantastic Breakfast session lined up tomorrow morning which will be led by Elodie Draper from Makes Sense.

We're kicking off at RSA House at 9am tomorrow morning... hope to see you there!

You can find out more and sign up here

Comment by Graham Gardiner on January 19, 2015 at 17:40


If you are anywhere near London on Thursday 5th Feb, I'd like to invite you to First Thursday London, a network for businesses that want to make a difference. We're at the British Library. 

And our speaker this month is Caroline Forster form the Social Investment Business.  A great opportunity to Meet. Learn. Share. 

Find out more at

Would love to see you there. 


Comment by David Floyd on December 31, 2014 at 16:05

My blog-based review of the year in social investment:

Comment by Zulfiqar Deo on December 15, 2014 at 17:44

Hi We are releasing a beta version of an e course for support providers to entrepreneurs. .   It would be great to have your thoughts on the direction we are taking.  For example, we are proposing using Business Action Theory early on with Entrepreneurs, etc.  

Look forward to your support. 

Comment by Nicola Wilson on December 11, 2014 at 15:06

I'm currently working on the Alternative Commission on Social Investment and holding 2 round tables next week - 1 in Birmingham and 1 in Ipswich for those with an interest and some knowledge of social investment to share views and experiences to feed into our final report.  The link is here - it would be great if you'd like to come along

Comment by Lou Matter on December 1, 2014 at 17:23

Classification of Everyday Behaviour


Open drop-in workshop

12.00-14.00 17th December 2014

Tavern room at RSA House


An invitation for RSA fellows to explore the work undertaken by Coelition:

  • Building a comprehensive behaviour classification scheme to capture and understand the everyday behaviours of individuals,
  • Improving the tools available for quantification in the social sciences,
  • Developing a responsible infrastructure for personal services enterprise,
  • Driving a debate about the role of behavioural data in society.


This would be of interest to social entrepreneurs and social scientists or anyone involved in the digital personal services and privacy policy.


Founded by Joss Langford FRSA and Matt Reed FRSA, Coelition is a not-for-profit membership organisation that supports the development of open global standards for the measurement and recording of real human behaviour with data protection designed in.

Comment by Heather Black on November 28, 2014 at 10:16

Economic Change CIC is an approved provider for the new Impact Readiness Fund. 

Grants are available to help ambitious social ventures manage their performance and increase their social impact to attract social investment and win contracts.

The new £1.5 million pilot fund managed by the Social Investment Business for the Cabinet Office will offer grants and support to social ventures to understand and improve their social impact and demonstrate improvements to investors and commissioners.

Grants between £15,000 and £150,000 will be available until late January 2015 to help ventures build infrastructure and skills required to manage their performance, increase their social impact, and attract social investment / win contracts.

Check out the eligibility criteria here

Social ventures are required to work with one of the fund’s approved support providers to develop a programme of impact readiness work and submit an application. 

We have organised a pre-application meeting to engage with interested applicants who want to work with Economic Change CIC. We will provide attendees with further information about the application process, provide guidance on how to prepare your proposal and tell you more about how we can support you during the application process.

When: Wednesday 3rd December 3-5pm 

Where: Impact Hub Kings Cross, 34b York Way, London, N1 9AB

Register here:

We shall get in contact with all registered applicants before the meeting to check your eligibility, suitability for the fund and the right fit for working with Economic Change CIC. 



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