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On 'er bike...
Naomi Johnson
Date: 28th Jun 2012

Following on from national bike week last week here is news from the Homeless World Cup Foundation and Naomi Johnson (formerly Firstport) about her upcoming 20,000km ride.

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Scotland Entrepreneur Of The Year 2012
Ernst & Young
Date: 28th Jun 2012

The full list of Ernst & Young Scotland Entrepreneur Of The Year 2012 regional winners is as follows

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SES Annual Report
Social Enterprise Scotland
Date: 28th Jun 2012

Social Enterprise Scotland (SES) held its AGM in Edinburgh on Wednesday, appointing two new Director

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Technology means we're always somewhere else
Scottish Review, by Ronnie Smith
Date: 27th Jun 2012

I once made the mistake of bravely continuing with a sales presentation to the finance department of a large shared-services company while my audience was consumed by the need to check their emails, spreadsheets and surf the internet.

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Labour needs to ask:Is Scotland a nation?
Scottish Review, by Alex Wood
Date: 27th Jun 2012

The independence campaign has officially started. Over the next two years the positions of politicians will meld and change.

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He should resign
The Guardian
Date: 27th Jun 2012

The community activist credited with opening Iain Duncan Smith’s eyes to poverty and inspiring him to embrace compassionate conservatism has called on the minister to resign.

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End of an era
George Monbiot
Date: 27th Jun 2012

So now what do we do to defend life on Earth?

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Big Noise orchestra's classical music proves instrumental in social change
The Guardian, by Charlotte Higgins
Date: 27th Jun 2012

El Sistema and Gustavo Dudamel's Simón Bolívar Orchestra turn musicianship into citizenship in Stirling's Raploch estate

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CEO of Community Energy Scotland responds to TFNs article Winds of Change
Nicholas Gubbins
Date: 27th Jun 2012

To the editor of TFN. In his important centre-spread on community renewable energy projects (Third Force News - 15th June) Robert Armour could have included the increasing list of great achievements by community groups across Scotland, to give a bit more of a balanced picture.

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Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams dismisses David Cameron's Big Society as a 'ploy'
The Independent
Date: 27th Jun 2012

The Archbishop of Canterbury has dismissed David Cameron's Big Society as a ploy to conceal a "deeply damaging withdrawal of the state from its responsibilities to the most vulnerable."

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CEiS Annual Conference - Bookings Open - 5th September 2012
CEiS
Date: 27th Jun 2012

Early Bird Bookings are now open for the CEiS Annual Conference: Maintaining, Developing and Growing Social Enterprise in Scotland. Wednesday 5th September 2012, Grand Central Hotel, Glasgow

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Big Society Capital Marks a Paradigm Shift
The Stanford Innovation Review
Date: 22nd Jun 2012

The founding chair of Big Society Capital explains how the UK’s social investment bank will harness entrepreneurship and capital to solve societal problems.

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Kindness
by Naomi Shihab Nye
Date: 22nd Jun 2012

Before you know what kindness really is
you must lose things,
feel the future dissolve in a moment
like salt in a weakened broth.

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Community Shops Fortnight
Plunkett Community Shop Network
Date: 22nd Jun 2012

277 rural communities across the UK have something special to celebrate. In a climate that has seen commercial village shops close at a rate of around 400 per year, they have rallied round and saved their shop from closure, reopening it under community ownership.

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A Definition of Social Enterprise
Social Enterprise Alliance
Date: 21st Jun 2012

As the membership organization for social enterprise in North America, Social Enterprise Alliance promotes a very simple definition of social enterprise: A business whose primary purpose is the common good

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Big Society Capital hopes to raise 3bn for social investment, says its chief
Third Sector Online, by Chloe Stothart
Date: 21st Jun 2012

Big Society Capital plans to generate about £3bn in funds for social investment over the next five years by working with other investors, according to Nick O’Donohoe, its chief executive.

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How to set up a food bank in your local community
Caspar van Vark, The Guardian
Date: 21st Jun 2012

The Trussell Trust's food bank model provides an off-the-shelf option for community activists.

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Happiness is a glass half empty
Oliver Burkeman
Date: 21st Jun 2012

Be positive, look on the bright side, stay focused on success: so goes our modern mantra. But perhaps the true path to contentment is to learn to be a loser.

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2012 Social Enterprise in Schools Awards
Social Enterprise Academy
Date: 21st Jun 2012

 On Tuesday 19th June 2012 over 250 young people, teachers and guests from schools across Scotland came together to celebrate their success in setting up and running their own school based social enterprises. 

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Social Impact Report
Social Investment Scotland
Date: 21st Jun 2012

Social Investment Scotland (SIS) will be launching their Social Impact Report comprising of the result of new research amongst 58 social enterprises and community organisations that have been supported by SIS over the past ten years. 

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'If executive pay halved, it would still be generous' - Pro-Business Against Greed
Sir Michael Darrington, The Guardian
Date: 21st Jun 2012

I am the founder of Pro-Business Against Greed. I was managing director of a public company, Greggs the bakers, for 24 years

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Honour only when its due
Ruth Wishart
Date: 21st Jun 2012

SCOTLAND could find a better, fairer system by which it rewards those who serve the country, writes Ruth Wishart.

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A different way of doing things
Robin Murray, Red Pepper
Date: 21st Jun 2012

Robin Murray explores the potential of co-ops to form the basis of an alternative economy.

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MP: We'll feed our poor

Date: 21st Jun 2012

 l Food bank project aimed at thousands of county families who are living in poverty.

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MP: We'll feed our poor

Date: 21st Jun 2012

 l Food bank project aimed at thousands of county families who are living in poverty.

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EDAS Summit 2012
EDAS
Date: 14th Jun 2012

An Independent Scottish Economy: Viable or Vulnerable?

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The Govan Folk University - Personal Statements
Govan Folk University
Date: 13th Jun 2012

We live in an era of enormous change. Our unsustainable social and economic systems are finally at the point of collapse in various ways. We have an out-moded economic system, post-industrial unemployment, social breakdown and a multitude of global ecological emergencies.

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Social enterprise leaders welcome Scottish community empowerment proposals
Third Sector Online, by Jenna Pudelek
Date: 13th Jun 2012

Social enterprise leaders have broadly welcomed Scottish government proposals that could make it easier for communities to take over public sector buildings and land.

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Letter from John Swinney
Scottish Government
Date: 13th Jun 2012

Review of Community Planning and Single Outcome Agreements: Update

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Josephine Beauty Parlor, Paris Salon, Gives Star Treatment To Disadvantaged Women
Daily Good
Date: 13th Jun 2012

The Josephine beauty parlor in northern Paris is celebrating its first birthday Thursday. Some 1,200 disadvantaged women -- abuse victims, former convicts or addicts, disabled women, single unemployed mothers

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Hortelanos Indignado
The Herald Scotland
Date: 13th Jun 2012

The Scottish Parliament has been asked to make it easier for people to grow food on land left unused by public bodies and private businesses.

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Scott to chair St Mirren if fans take control of Paisley club
The Herald Scotland
Date: 13th Jun 2012

Gordon Scott will become the first chairman of a fan-controlled St Mirren should a proposed community takeover become a reality, writes Graeme Macpherson.

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European Community Reinvestment Act
European Commission Group on Social Enterprise
Date: 13th Jun 2012

Broadly we would support the idea of something like a European Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) ] but perhaps with a different name so that all are clear it is different to the USA legislation. Social Impact European Financial Act would be a more appropriate name.

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A consultation on the proposed Community Empowerment and Renewal Bill
Scottish Government
Date: 7th Jun 2012

The Scottish Government has a clear purpose to create a more successful country, with opportunities for all of Scotland to flourish, through increasing sustainable economic growth, and it is determined to work in partnership across Scottish society to deliver on that purpose.

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Phillip Blond: charities are being exploited by primes on Work Programme
Civil Society, by Vibeka Mair
Date: 7th Jun 2012

Phillip Blond, a key thinker around the Big Society agenda, has launched a scathing critique of the government’s Work Programme, saying “there is little doubt that the goodwill and resources of charities are being exploited”.

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Building a social enterprise with added ambition
The Telegraph, by James Hurley
Date: 7th Jun 2012

Most social enterprises have either struggled to grow or simply don’t want to. Is there anything holding so called 'social entrepreneurs' back?

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New legal solutions...creating clarity from confusion
Burness
Date: 7th Jun 2012

There has never been such a bewildering array of legal models available to organisations operating in the third sector. And despite the challenging economic climate, these models can help to open up new opportunities for growth and development within the sector.

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Santander Launches National Award Scheme - Press Release
Santander
Date: 7th Jun 2012

Santander Launches National Award Scheme with upto £50k Prizes for Social Enterprises Accross Scotland

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Think Differently - Young People and Alcohol
The Robertson Trust
Date: 7th Jun 2012

The increasing rates of alcohol related harm within young people is a significant concern in Scotland and the rest of the UK.

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Boost for Environmental and Social Entrepreneurs
All Media Scotland
Date: 6th Jun 2012

A multi-million pound business incubator to give entrepreneurs and social enterprises a jump start has opened in Clackmannanshire.

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Queen's diamond jubilee: a vapid family and a mirage of nationhood. What's to celebrate?
Polly Toynbee, The Guardian
Date: 1st Jun 2012

If the very idea of monarchy diminishes us, the living reality is much more humiliating and damaging to our country.

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