Share your story. Authentically. Join us for the Social Impact Ireland Roadmap to Social Media Success where we’ll help you create a social media plan with meaningful content and purpose that aligns with your values. We’ll help you get clarity around your tone of voice and how to share your story authentically. We’ll also show you how simple it can be to use social media and even if you’re already quite strong on social, we’ll give you some tips on how to be even better! Dates. 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th March 2021 [...]
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Social Impact Ireland hosted an online information evening on the topic of Remote Working and Innovation Hubs with guest speakers John Evoy of Grow Remote and Annabelle Conway of Innovate Communities Features of the evening The first Guest Speaker for this very topical event was John Evoy from Grow Remote. Grow Remote is a not for profit on a mission to enable us to work, live and participate locally. “We do this by making remote work (via employment) both visible and accessible.” Our second Guest Speaker for this informative event was Annabelle [...]
Positive Impact. The Social Enterprise Spotlight Series recognises our community for their great contributions to society and their tireless efforts to achieve positive impact through the work they do. By highlighting social enterprises, we are showcasing the owners behind the enterprises that are generating social impact. It’s an opportunity to showcase their passion and entrepreneurial spirit, which in turn highlights the work they do. This month. This month will feature Fittstick and its creator, the charismatic Martin Forrest. "I aim to help put people back on track with my FITTStick [...]
Are you passionate about solving a social issue? Our ‘Business for Social Impact’ Incubator Programme is designed specifically to create and develop sustainable businesses that make positive social impact. This Spring 2021 edition, will be run online and include a series of interactive workshops, mentorship, personal journey support and more – all customised to each participant’s unique journey. During this Incubator Programme we bring to you experts in all areas of social business, providing a space to discover the possibilities, explore the options and map out the pathway that fits to you and your business. It is also a unique opportunity [...]
Covid-19 has shown the value of social entrepreneurship on economy and society Pauline Gannon: Co-founder and director of Social Impact Ireland. There is a greater need now, more than ever, for a stronger support system for social entrepreneurs in Ireland, with more understanding of the concept and the reality of social entrepreneurship. Such is the mission of Pauline Gannon in her quest to help build a social economy for the benefit of all. “Collaboration is the heart of what Social Impact Ireland is all about, working with organisations to support our social entrepreneurs at every stage of their business development," she explains. [...]
Social Impact Ireland have partnered with Social Enterprise Mark CIC, an international accreditation body to pioneer the Social Enterprise Mark in Ireland. The Social Enterprise Mark defines what it means to be a genuine social enterprise. It is an international accreditation, which acts as an independent, externally assessed guarantee that a business is operating as a social enterprise, with the central aim of using income/profits to maximise social benefit, taking precedent over generating dividends for owners/shareholders. It provides assurance that a company is living up to it’s claims as a business committed to creating positive social/environmental change. Lucy Findlay MBE, Managing [...]
After securing a major international accreditation Mark, Ireland’s social enterprise sector is playing to win, says Pauline Gannon of Social Impact Ireland. In recent weeks the Irish social enterprise sector reached a crucial turning point when Social Impact Ireland, previously known as the Irish Social Business Campus, brought the internationally accredited Social Enterprise Mark to Ireland. This is a huge turning point for the sector, as this is first-ever quality Mark of its kind in Ireland; and an opportunity to show credibility for the work social enterprises do, the values that they hold, and the ethos of their businesses. “The social [...]