Be part of SASEC to support the development of a practitioner led social enterprise sector across South Australia, and inform its future development within South Australia and Nationally.
Get support from a diverse group of like minded people, learn about tools and resources that can help you and hear about the challenges and success of other social enterprises in South Australia and in other states across Australia.
SASEC is a member of ASENA - is the peak body for social enterprise nationally, representing an alliance between Australia’s seven state and territory social enterprise networks. ASENA exists to work for and with the sector on principles of cooperation and collaboration – a strong, united voice representing the interests of Australia’s social enterprise sector.
We know there are many definitions of social enterprise, we follow the FASES definition;
'Social enterprises’ means entities and organisations that are led by an economic, social, cultural or environmental mission consistent with a public or community benefit, that trade to fulfil their mission, derive a substantial portion of their income from trade, and reinvest the majority of their profit/surplus if any, in the fulfilment of their mission'Signing Up
There are 2 types of Membership (please see below in the blue box for more information in line with the Constitution) each definition before selecting;
Social Enterprise Ordinary/Industry members; means you work in a social enterprise or are working towards starting one and you source the majority of your revenues through trade, and can provide clear evidence that you trade to meet your social purpose. Please provide evidence such as an ABN, Website, Social media page or Business Model Canvas.
Associate members means organisations and individuals who are not, and are not qualified to be, ordinary members, but who support the objective of SASEC. You may work in an organisation that supports social enterprise development such as a business advisory service, University, schools and tertiary institution, education provider to the sector, Government Department or Agency, Local Government and Intermediary services.
Your membership is dependent on approval by the SASEC Board and you will be notified of the outcome within 3 weeks.
When registering there are several questions which will assist us in gathering a detailed picture of the current South Australian social enterprise ecosystem. This may take around 15 minutes and we thank you for your patience and the information you provide is valuable in building our profile as a sector. We plan on using this to build a story about our emerging sector to advocate for support and meet your needs in developing your social enterprises.
In conjunction, for Social Enterprise Ordinary Members (those current operating social enterprises), your details also form part of the Directory and will be shared on this website to the general public. All questions relevant to the Directory are labelled so please keep this in mind as you may want to have access to documents for uploading.
We also ask you to read the Constitution and agree to the content. Any queries please ask firstname.lastname@example.org
There are 2 kinds of SASEC membership:
1. Social Enterprise Ordinary Member
Social Enterprise Members are:
2. Associate Members
Associate members are organisations and individuals which do not fall into the above category, and are encouraged to join SASEC to participate actively in the community, stay in touch with developments and support the objectives of SASEC. Associate members do not hold voting rights.
In our inaugural year the founding Board has set the membership fees for everyone at the same rate $20! This is in recognition that it may take its first year to get all the membership benefits initiated and also recognises that during COVID -19 many social enterprises and supporters have been adversely affected. When a new Board is elected they will set the ongoing membership fees post June 2021.
To support the establishment of the practitioner-led Social Enterprise Council in SA, and in light of the challenging financial times COVID has created, we are keeping membership fees to the one low rate of $20 no matter who you represent in the Social Enterprise eco-system in SA.
The fee will be set at the same level for whole of the first year of establishment of the South Australian Social Enterprise Council.
We want to see South Australian Social Enterprise Council represent all Social Enterprises across the state no matter where you are on the social enterprise journey!
Credit card and Paypal are accepted payment methods. For credit card payments the option is near the end of the process which appears to be Paypal but gives the credit card option right near the end.