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Senscot Bulletin
29th October 2010

Senscot Bulletin: 29.10.10

Dear members and friends,  The extended family of my childhood was dominated by several formidable women – the generation which moved from Italy after the first war; I remember them as alwa…
29th October 2010

Networks1st Update: Friday 29th October 2010

Only 20 places left for this year’s Social Enterprise Ceilidh. We now have the complete line up for the Audience With….. which includes 3 previous winners in the Den; Angie Foreman of DWI…
Bulletin Articles
28th October 2010

Corporates key to the next big social enterprises, says Jenkins

Corporates key to the next big social enterprises, says Jenkins Chrisanthi Giotis, Social Enterprise Live 27.10.10   The next CaféDirect or Big Issue will be formed in partnership with the…
Bulletin Articles
28th October 2010

Glasgow’s lessons for the ‘big society’

Glasgow's lessons for the 'big society' Bob Holman, The Guardian 26.10.10   Family Action in Rogerfield and Easterhouse (Fare), has just celebrated 21 years in operation with a move into a new bu…
Bulletin Articles
28th October 2010

SIS increase funding available to Scottish Third Sector by £8mil…

SIS increase funding available to Scottish Third Sector by £8million SIS Press Release 27.10.10   Social Investment Scotland is to increase its existing £6 million of available loan f…
Bulletin Articles
28th October 2010

Interview: Roberta Blackman-Woods

 Interview: Roberta Blackman-Woods John Plummer, Third Sector 26.10.10   The new civil society spokeswoman for the Labour Party says the government wants self-reliance for the sector while s…
Bulletin Articles
28th October 2010

Reforming Scottish land ownership for Scotland

Reforming Scottish land ownership for Scotland Stephen Maxwell, SCVO 28.10.10   Andy Wightman is Scotland’s leading writer on land ownership. Since the publication in 1996 of Who Owns Scotl…
Bulletin Articles
28th October 2010

Hybrid Model for Nonprofits Hits Snags

Hybrid Model for Nonprofits Hits Snags Stephanie Strom, New York Times 25.10.10   Since its founding in 2003, the GlobalGiving Foundation has used its Web site to channel more than $30 million to…
Bulletin Articles
28th October 2010

Recipe for success as residents’ bakery is a step closer

 Recipe for success as residents’ bakery is a step closer Brian Donnelly, Herald Scotland 27.10.10   It is reminiscent of the industrial co-operative societies that formed the core of …
Bulletin Articles
28th October 2010

Social Impact Bond could head to Scottish jails

 Social Impact Bond could head to Scottish jails Chrisanthi Giotis, Social Enterprise Live 25.10.10   A programme working to reduce reoffending in Scotland for the past four years could be f…
Senscot Bulletin
22nd October 2010

Senscot Bulletin: 22.10.10

Dear members and friends,  A central idea of Taoist philosophy is 'not doing' :- "Less and less do you need to force things – until you arrive at non action – when nothing is don…
Bulletin Articles
22nd October 2010

CSR: Welfare cuts ‘will lead to higher public spend’

CSR: Welfare cuts ‘will lead to higher public spend’ Clare Goff, New Start 20.10.10   The government announced cuts of a further £7bn to welfare in today’s spending review…