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11 Sep
An introduction to the book “Social Enterprises in New Zealand: A Legal Handbook” by Alex Hannant, the CEO of Ākina Foundation
Around New Zealand, there are hundreds – if not thousands – of charities, entrepreneurs, communities, and whanau, investing their time, energy, passion, and resources into social enterprise. They are doing this as a means to end. A means to Read more...
10 Aug
A nice poem
This is a nice thought: The Bridge Builder By Will Allen Dromgoole An old man going a lone highway, Came, at the evening cold and gray, To a chasm vast and deep and wide. Through which was flowing a sullen tide The old man crossed in the Read more...
06 Aug
Recent trends relating to mission driven companies
Recent trends relating to mission driven companies Came across an interesting report about mission driven companies from November 2016 published in the UK called: “In pursuit of impact: Mission-led businesses”. A copy can be accessed Read more...
01 Aug
Skit on social enterprises – video posted
At the conference in Melbourne the presentation on Social Enterprises was done in the form of a skit so here is a link to the video: https://changeforgood.parryfield.com/2017/07/30/skit-about-social-enterprise-issues/ Read more...
30 Jul
Message on a wall in Melbourne…
When attending the Charity Law Association of Australia and New Zealand annual conference in late July in Melbourne I snapped a shot of the side of a building with this message which I thought was a good thought to share: Read more...
13 Jul
Zero to One & a different take on social entrepreneurship
Have been reading “Zero to One” by Peter Thiel – one of the founders of PayPal - which has the subtitle: “Notes on startups OR how to build the future”. There is a really interesting section where he talks about clean green companies Read more...
10 Jul
Review of July Legal Mashup
We had about 30 people join us last Thursday for our second legal mashup.  There was a lot of good questions and participation - thanks to all who came along! We covered a variety of topics including forms of legal entity for social enterprises, Read more...
09 Jul
Interesting song and video on homelessness
Came across this music video which has a great message and theme so thought it was worth sharing here.  It's a great message about seeing beyond the superficial. The artist is Andy Grammar and apparently all the proceeds from the song go to the Read more...
03 Jul
UN Sustainable Development Goals
This list of goals set out on the UN website is quite interesting - both inspiring and aspirational – have you had a look at them? http://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/sustainable-development-goals/ I wonder how bearing in mind even Read more...
30 Jun
Questions for Legal Mashup next week
Here is a selection of the questions submitted that we will cover in the Legal Mashup next Thursday (more welcome – email them to stevenmoe@parryfield.com): - Structures: What are the options for registering a Social Enterprise and what are the Read more...
09 Jun
Legal Mashup on 6 July @ XCHC
  On 6 July from 6pm at XCHC we will run a second "legal mashup".  Bring your legal questions to this free session aimed at those involved in charities, social enterprises and not for profits. We want to support those doing great work in this Read more...
12 May
CINCH entry
It is always good to learn about new resources and one we were alerted to after the Legal Mashup was CINCH which is a database of groups working on different things in Christchurch (CINCH stands for Community Information Christchurch).  It is run Read more...
02 May
Charities and social enterprise “legal mashup” event this Thursday
For those who can make it, we are looking forward to meeting you at the event this coming Thursday night from 6-7:30pm at XCHC which is located at 376 Wilsons Road, Waltham.  We are expecting a diverse range of individuals, charities, social Read more...
18 Apr
Legal Mashup Event for social enterprises and charities
On 4 May from 6pm we are going to be holding a "Legal Mashup" - which we thought sounded way better than a “legal seminar” – at this free event we will be discussing the key legal issues that affect social enterprises, charities and not for Read more...
09 Apr
Muhammad Yunus: Nobel Peace prize winner on microfinance
Muhammad Yunus was in Christchurch this afternoon and spoke to several hundred people.  He is from Bangladesh and received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2006 for his work in microfinance and microcredit.  He founded Grameen Bank Read more...
05 Apr
Key quotes from recent Charity sector report
In the last blog post that you can access here on the JB Were “New Zealand Cause Report” we mentioned two key points it highlighted. This post quotes from the report and comments on some other aspects raised. I thought the easiest way to Read more...
31 Mar
Observations on the Living Economies Expo
Was able to attend some of the Living Economies Expo held in Lyttelton.  They had an interesting line up of speakers and topics for the three day event.  Information about it can be accessed here. Because 31 March was financial year end I was Read more...
20 Mar
Creative disruption for charities
At an upcoming briefing event for charities we will be talking about “disruption” and how that will (and already is!) impacting the charitable sector. More about this will be posted in coming weeks but for now this quote provides a good summary Read more...
17 Mar
New report on charity sector by JB Were
It is really encouraging to read the new report published this month by JB Were on the charity sector in New Zealand.  A lot of number crunching has gone on to provide an analysis and it give some fascinating insights into this sector. It can be Read more...
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