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Labour Party Conference: like it or not, Ed Miliband has redefined the future of politics
Peter Oborne, The Telegraph
Date: 30th Sep 2011

 The economic crisis requires new thinking, and Labour’s leader has come up with a plan 

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An emphasis on preventative services leaves the rest of the UK behind – NPC’s comment on the Scottish budget
John Copps, New Philanthropy Capital's Blog
Date: 29th Sep 2011

 Earlier this week, the Scottish Government published its draft spending plans for the next three years. Faced with a 9.2% reduction in cash from Whitehall, it is an important moment for the future of Scotland and Scottish charities.

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Peers agree that payment of trustees might spread
John Plummer, Third Sector Online
Date: 29th Sep 2011

 Members of three main parties tell Charity Commission public meeting that more payment may well be inevitable

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Becoming a Community Jobs Scotland Employer

Date: 29th Sep 2011

 We are now accepting applications from organisations wishing to create CJS jobs up to March 2012. The deadline for all employer applications is 12 noon on Friday 21st October 2011. 

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Third Sector Budget Detail

Date: 29th Sep 2011

 We are continuing to support the third sector and encourage the social enterprise model, ensuring its important role in developing programmes of preventative spend in order to improve employability prospects, support better care for the elderly and provide opportunities for young people. 

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Local currencies the German way: the chiemgauer
Jon Palmer and Patrick Collinson, The Guardian
Date: 28th Sep 2011

 The chiemgauer, a school currency project in southern Germany, is the envy of other currency schemes as shoppers opt for local cash to spend in local shops

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Time For Social Entrepreneur 2.0
Mel Young
Date: 27th Sep 2011

I was a little shocked to read a short article in the wonderful weekly bulletin which is sent out by Senscot( www.senscot.net). It said: "the social enterprise community has a right wing and a left wing". The dramatic introduction caught my full attention.
 

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Social Vision photography competition 2011
Triodos
Date: 22nd Sep 2011

 The search is on for the photos which best capture the spirit and impact of the thriving social enterprise market.

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Scotland’s S2S annual social enterprise fair 2012

Date: 22nd Sep 2011
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Social Investment Scotland

Date: 22nd Sep 2011
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Senscot Seminar Programme
Senscot
Date: 22nd Sep 2011
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OSCR appoints new chief
TFN
Date: 22nd Sep 2011

 DAVID Robb has been appointed chief executive of the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator, taking over from Jane Ryder in October.

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Live UnLtd awards programme – open for applications from 11-21 year olds!

Date: 21st Sep 2011

Live UnLtd provides young people aged 11-21 with the opportunity to create positive change in their communities while developing their own skills and widening their experience. 

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Feedback on emperor’s outfit
Beanbags and Bullsh!t Blog
Date: 21st Sep 2011

 “Big Society Capital is not operational yet – but it continues to move away from the social enterprise sector which I understand… The overarching assumption seems to be that social outcomes are measurable and that successful projects should deliver a profit to investors. I think this strategy is both inoperable and objectionable; They are clearly making it up as they go along.“

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Has the sector lost its way?
Brian Wilson
Date: 21st Sep 2011

 Two questions occurred to me while reading Free Press coverage of the respite care controversy in Skye and Lochalsh. Who are Carr-Gomm Scotland and why do they want to replace the local Crossroads organisation as service provider? 

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Analysis: Labour policy review - the opposition searches for a fresh agenda on the sector
Third Sector Online
Date: 21st Sep 2011

 As next week's party conference approaches, Ed Milband and the party leadership are reassessing their record on the voluntary sector and formulating a response the big society agenda. Kaye Wiggins and Andy Hillier report

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Interview: Nick O'Donohoe
David Ainsworth, Third Sector
Date: 15th Sep 2011

 The new chief executive of Big Society Capital, a former investment banker, says it will want to promote 'quasi-equity' investments and social impact bonds

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The future of localism must be economic
Toby Blume
Date: 15th Sep 2011

 The policy agenda has shifted significantly since the general election with a consensus emerging across all the main Parties on the need to devolve power to localities and to give citizens the tools to play a more active role in civil and civic life. 

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From Vern Huges, Centre for Civil Society, Australia

Date: 15th Sep 2011

 The following comment on Social Impact Bonds was contributed to the Centre for Social Impact blog, but was censored from publication.

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Community Land Scotland
The Crown Estate – Policy Briefing
Date: 15th Sep 2011

 Community Land Scotland is the representative organisation of Scotland’s community land owners. Together, the members of Community Land Scotland own some 500,000 acres and use that land ownership as the basis for social and economic development, the regeneration of their respective communities, and in growing more sustainable and resilient communities.

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Social Enterprise Research
Highlands and Islands Enterprise
Date: 15th Sep 2011

 A strong and expanding social enterprise sector is a key priority for Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE). To ensure that social enterprises are provided with the support they need to overcome constraints to growth and to explore the niche markets unique to the region, HIE has commissioned GEN to carry out a sector profiling exercise.  

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Market plan takes a big step forward
Sue Gyford, Scotsman
Date: 15th Sep 2011

 A NEW Sunday market offering food, crafts and clothing is set to be established in Edinburgh - and it will also benefit charities in the city.

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SoLoCo Launches

Date: 9th Sep 2011

 SoLoCo has now gone live and is calling on all projects who are looking for funding to join up. 

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Two sides of the argument for a clear definition of social enterprise
Extracts from two pieces on the Guardian Social Enterprise Network
Date: 9th Sep 2011

Richar Patey from Profit is Good Ltd has created a social enterprise brand which doesn`t require any asset lock.

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Enterprise Growth Fund

Date: 8th Sep 2011

 The Scottish Government Enterprise Growth Fund is supporting long term development objectives for third sector organisations based in Scotland.

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The Regulation of Social Housing in Scotland

Date: 8th Sep 2011
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Kandinsky in Govan

Date: 8th Sep 2011

 Art, Spirituality and the Future

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Attendees List at DTAS Conference
DTAS
Date: 8th Sep 2011
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