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TSIC is hiring

TSIC is looking for an experienced consultant to join the TSIC team for the next 6 months. Download the job description below. DOWNLOAD Future First Global is hiring a dynamic (but also operations-y) new Managing Director to help take the …

What does it take to be a social entrepreneur in South Africa?

By Ken Fullerton Sarah Soloane is a social entrepreneur, EnerGcare Independent Distributor (sales agent) and promoter of off-grid renewable energy solutions. Entrepreneurship is a challenging industry to enter into in South Africa. According to the most recent Global Entrepreneurship Monitor …

Five steps to becoming a venture philanthropist angel

Over the last two decades many great minds from the world of finance have applied themselves to the charity sector; their aim being to introduce some of the rigour of financial and performance analytics and due diligence that the sector …

Opportunity for UK social enterprises in 2015: expanding into China

TSIC’s New Year Blog Post discusses the global opportunities for the UK social enterprise sector in 2015 and the years to come. As the UK social enterprise sector matures, many established social enterprises are looking to scale beyond the UK. …

What does alternative finance in the UK mean for the social sector?

TSIC recently attended the launch of a report by Nesta and Cambridge University on “Alternative Finance in the UK”. The report explores a broad range of alternative finance models and their implications for the wider economy, with some comment on …

Evidence-based policy making: Discussion at the Early Intervention Foundation

Recently, TSIC attended an event organised by our friends at Early Intervention Foundation (EIF), titled ‘Does Crucial Development only occur in the first two years of life?’ It is the second event of the #ScienceSeries, which aims to summarise and …

Unlocking social investment in the charity sector

In late September 2014, the Law Commission published a new set of recommendations on social investment by charities following a review of the charity law, paving the way for potential changes to the Charity Commission’s guidance for trustees on investment …

Inspiring Others to Deliver: The Role of Philanthropists

At TSIC, we believe that cross-sector collaboration is the most effective way to create social change. Not only do we need social entrepreneurs, we also need philanthropists, corporations and governments. Philanthropists, among others, have an indispensable role to play because …

Guest Blog: Teaching Assistants – Reconceptualising the Role

Guest post from Helen Saddler, Senior Policy Advisor in the Education and Youth Team at Greater London Authority and a TSIC investee, speaking about her doctoral work. It is widely acknowledged that Teaching Assistants (TAs) have a prominent influence on …

Can a single social entrepreneur be a system changer?

In our last blog post, we talked about the possibility of making a difference – sometimes, an even bigger one – through systems strengthening instead of direct intervention. According to Pamela Hartigan, Director of the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship, …

The Flawed Cult of the Social Entrepreneur

An article on Bloomberg Business Week reads, ‘Sorry, Kids, Changing the World Takes More Than a Killer App’. Using the example of the Hult Prize Challenge, which awards $1 million to a team of young social entrepreneurs to improve lives …

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