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The agony and ecstasy of social enterprise's boom
Third Sector magazine
Date: 31st May 2004
While the social enterprise sector is enjoying a wave of popularity, start-ups are under real pressure to succeed. And greater scrutiny from funders makes failure very public indeed, as Maria Clegg discovers ...more

The agony and ecstasy of social enterprise's boom
Third Sector magazine.
Date: 31st May 2004
While the social enterprise sector is enjoying a wave of popularity, start-ups are under real pressure to succeed. And greater scrutiny from funders makes failure very public indeed, as Maria Clegg discovers....more

The Thread
Don Paterson
Date: 28th May 2004
Poet Don Paterson celebrates his son Jamie, who nearly died at birth. ...more

James Cornford - bio
Senscot
Date: 28th May 2004
Bio of the speaker at Senscot's 2004 AGM in Glasgow....more

How to change the World (Book review)
Edward Harkins
Date: 27th May 2004
David Bornstein’s new book, How to Change the World, addresses large-scale social entrepreneurs and what it is that is unique about them that makes them achievers. review by Edward Harkins....more

Show me the Money
Social Enterprise magazine
Date: 25th May 2004
Transparency is the new world order for banking, so what do the more circumspect financial institutions have to hide, asks Charles Middleton...more

How to help the drug addict and boost our economy
The Herald
Date: 21st May 2004
Does Scottish Enterprise chief executive Jack Perry have a point in wanting to drop the social inclusion element of the organisation? And if he does, who should have responsibility for the economic dimensions of social inclusion?...more

The social contract
Alan McCluskey
Date: 21st May 2004
interview with Professor FJ Radermacher, from the University of Ulm, on the relationship between technology and sustainability, during the ‘World Telecom Internet Days’ at World Telecom in Geneva in 1999....more

Why Open Source Works
Steven Weber
Date: 21st May 2004
Author Steven Weber looks beyond the hype on Open Source. More than a self-governing utopia, it's a practical, sustainable way of organizing and innovating. Its methods may soon be applied successfully in other  sectors. Plus, a "crazy" idea for Microsoft. ...more

How to help the drug addict and boost our economy
Alf Young
Date: 21st May 2004
Ministers are missing a big opportunity to unleash fresh energy into the delivery of some key services others would happily surrender, argues Alf Young...more

Balancing independence with state service delivery
Third Sector magazine
Date: 19th May 2004
In his speech to Acevo this month, Alan Milburn MP stated that the voluntary sector should take on more public service delivery. But does this mean losing a degree of independence?...more

Truth, Lies And Authenticity
David Boyle
Date: 13th May 2004
Authenticity means real food, real culture, real community, real medicine, real stories, real schools … David Boyle discusses a contemporary revolt against what is fake, spun, mass-produced and manipulated....more

"The voluntary sector: a partner in reform"
Alan Milburn
Date: 13th May 2004

In a speech to the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations (6th May 2004), Alan Milburn MP argues the voluntary sector stands on the edge of a new future:  one where its remit is wider, where its distinctive expertise is better recognised, and where it becomes a key partner with government in modernising services and regenerating communities. 

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SEN Social Enterprise Activity Paper April 2004
Alistair Thornley
Date: 13th May 2004

The remit of Scottish Enterprise with social enterprises is affirmed as the building of capacity and sustainable employment.

 

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Holyrood must consult less and decide more
Susan Deacon
Date: 9th May 2004
Susan Deacon MSP urges the Executive to choose action over paperwork ...more

Ask an Expert: Andy Wightman
Rural Gateway
Date: 6th May 2004
Andy Wightman has been described as 'a leading advocate of land reform in Scotland and the foremost independent commentator on the issue'. He wrote the acclaimed 'Who Owns Scotland' book and is the director of the Caledonia Centre for Social Development's Land Programme. Here, he answers a selection of questions put to him by Rural Gateway members. ...more

A (Social) Enterprise Network?
Senscot
Date: 5th May 2004
Scottish Enterprise Network (SEN) is currently reviewing its business services to make them available to social enterprises. We asked Murray Allan, a senior executive with Scottish Enterprise Forth Valley, what practical support the enterprise network can offer....more
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