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'Plain old untrendy troubles and emotions'
David Foster Wallace
Date: 25th Sep 2008
David Foster Wallace, who died last week, was the most brilliant American writer of his generation. In a speech, published here for the first time, he reflects on the difficulties of daily life and 'making it to 30, or maybe 50, without wanting to shoot yourself in the head'...more

Our mission isn't everything
Craig Dearden-Phillips, The Guardian
Date: 19th Sep 2008
Charities talk a lot about being mission-driven organisations, about how their commitment to a good cause infuses their work with a kind of magical power and distinguishes them from plodding state bureaucracies and profit-obsessed private companies. ...more

Fablevision is Scotland's Centre for Cultural Planning
Fablevision
Date: 19th Sep 2008
With more than 2 decades of experience in experimenting with artist-led interventions at the core of various policy agendas from social inclusion to regeneration, Fablevision are now firmly established as the organisation in Scotland providing training and learning in cultural planning methodology. ...more

Civil society on the path to independence
Stephen Maxwell, TfN
Date: 16th Sep 2008
The first deadline for submissions to the Scottish Constitutional Commission, aka the Caiman Commission, was reached last week. ...more

Sustainable Paths to Community Development
School for Social Entrepreneurs
Date: 11th Sep 2008
A Monograph by Charlotte And Don Young...more

The Limits of the ‘Think Tank’ Revolution
Gerry Hassan
Date: 11th Sep 2008
Gerry Hassan has worked extensively with several UK think tanks. In an OurKingdom essay, he argues that, in Britain as in America, the think tank model has worked better for the right than for the left, and calls for new thinking about the kind of institutions that can nurture progressive ideas....more

A peak into the future
Sarah Lewis, The Guardian
Date: 11th Sep 2008
Described as 'a social experiment on a massive scale', the Transition Town movement offers positive ideas for low-carbon living...more

Our mission isn't everything
Craig Dearden-Phillips, The Guardian
Date: 11th Sep 2008
Charities talk a lot about being mission-driven organisations, about how their commitment to a good cause infuses their work with a kind of magical power and distinguishes them from plodding state bureaucracies and profit-obsessed private companies....more

They're Like Socialists Only They Make Money
Bruce Sterling, Wired Blog Network
Date: 5th Sep 2008
Doing well and doing good is the mantra of a new generation of entrepreneurs and the organizations that invest in them. And Social Capital Markets 2008 (SoCap08) is a new event designed to bring together all of the people and organizations with a similar deep passion to change the world through sustainable businesses. ...more

Notes for talk to World Social Enterprise Forum
Charles Leadbetter
Date: 5th Sep 2008
With – is an organising idea for more effective public services. With – gives us a way into what makes life valuable, full and rich for people: a life with significant relationships. ...more

Member of SCVO Intermediaries Network
Comment by Neil Lovelock
Date: 4th Sep 2008
Comment by Neil Lovelock, CRNS on a recent story in the Senscot Bulletin ...more
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