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News from SASEC and the Social Enterprise Sector.

  • 13 Nov 2023 1:32 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Join us on 27th November for SASEC's Annual General Meeting!

    Inparrila - 161 Frome St, Adelaide SA 5000, Australia

    Doors will open at 5.30pm for a 6pm start.

    Hear from our panel speakers about where SASEC have come from and focus to the future.

    Meet our Business for Good Coordinator to learn about the Social Enterprise workshops planned for next year and our Social Enterprise Conference.

    Mix with people who understand your passion and want to see you succeed.

    Sign up for the SASEC AGM here.

    Ordinary members who are not able to participate in person are entitled to appoint another ordinary member as their proxy by filling out this form

    Might you be SASEC's new Board Member?

    SASEC will have two Board positions up for election at our 2023 AGM. Full Ordinary Members can be nominated for the Board by other SASEC members, and all nominations must be seconded by a SASEC member.

    Complete this nomination form to register your interest. Nominations will be accepted until COB November 24th (this date has been extended).

    Feel free to contact us at if you have any questions regarding a Board nomination.

    Help shape and continue to strengthen the South Australian Social Enterprise sector!

  • 5 Aug 2022 5:15 PM | Anonymous

    Join the SA social enterprise community for the 2022 Annual General Meeting of the South Australian Social Enterprise Council.

    We are delighted to partner with Social Traders who will be presenting the winner of the Social Procurement Game Changer 2022 | South Australia & Western Australia Awards.

    Date: Monday 22nd August 2022 
    Venue: The Australian Centre for Social Innovation (TACSI), Level 1, 256-279 Flinders Street, Adelaide
    Evening agenda:
    4.00 - 5:30 pm Social Traders | WA & SA | Gamechanger Awards 2022
    5:30 - 6:00 pm Networking, drinks and nibbles prior to the formal proceedings of AGM
    6.00 - 7.00 pm SASEC AGM + Guest speaker Tom Allen from Impact Boom

    Places are strictly limited. South Australian Social Enterprise Council (SASEC) SASEC members and guests are to register here 

  • 28 Jul 2022 1:26 PM | Anonymous

    Our AGM is on Monday 22nd of August and we are calling for nominations for the South Australian Social Enterprise Council (SASEC) Board. 

    To apply refer Board Nomination Forms,

    The membership of the Board is from ordinary members ensuring that SASEC will remain practitioner-led in its ambition to strengthen the social enterprise eco-system in South Australia and beyond.

    There have been 3 Board resignations, Paul Mayers, Eddie Blass Treasurer and Carmen Garcia and we thank them for their time in developing the Board’s strategic directions and governance in its first official year of operation. The existing membership includes Theresa Brown Chair, Monique Russell Secretary, Matthew Wright-Simon and Lisa Hill continuing as Board members.

    Within our existing Constitution, 2 Associate Members may be appointed by the Board. If you are an Associate member and are interested in becoming a part of the board, please express your interest in writing to the Secretary, Monique Russell. The Board will consider the EOI’s at its first meeting post the AGM.

  • 17 Jul 2022 4:35 PM | Anonymous

    SASEC first social enterprise bus tour to shine the light on our own local social enterprises here in the western region of Adelaide.

    This event is in association with the Social Enterprise World Forum being held in Brisbane, Australia in September 2022! SEWF is the flagship event for the global social enterprise community, providing space for purpose-led people, policymakers, philanthropists, intermediaries and entrepreneurs to connect, learn and be inspired. You'll hear from Tom Allen of Impact Boom and the Social Enterprise World Forum Advisory Board as he reflects on his experiences and learnings from the growth of the social enterprise environment in Queensland.

    Meet the founders and leaders of a range of social enterprises at various stages of development, see what’s happening on the ground, expand your network and learn from others about business for good.

    This tour is a unique learning and networking opportunity and will give you ample opportunity to ask questions, connect with others interested in supporting social enterprises and touch, feel, taste and see some of the enterprises in action.

    Date: TUESDAY AUGUST 23, 9.00 am - 3.15 pm

    9:00am - Meet at the Foodprint Experience Cafe (111 Franklin St, Adelaide; adjacent to the Franklin St Bus Station) to grab a coffee, honour our traditional owners and hear from the founder, Melissa Rayner about her sustainable cafe.

    Stop 1 - Meet the team behind One Culture who will share how they create inclusive opportunities for people of multicultural backgrounds and those with disabilities.

    Stop 2 - Meet three social enterprises that are part of SA Group Enterprises - Blend Creative, Electronic Recycling Australia and Bounce Back to learn how they create meaningful employment for people with disabilities and divert waste from landfill.

    Stop 3 - Enjoy a delicious lunch at the Healthy Living Precinct, hear from Rapid Enterprise Development (RED) founder Guy Turnbull and wander around a pop-up marketplace of social enterprises.

    Stop 4 - Our last stop will be to an Indigenous enterprise - stay tuned for the announcement!

    3:15pm - return to the Franklin St Bus Station and say our goodbyes!

    Ticket price include bus ticket, gift bag, lunch and great company. Tickets are limited, and as a SASEC member you have access to discounted tickets - just select the Member ticket when booking your seat on the bus

    Additional support and sponsorship for this event has been received from Bonterra, Impact Boom and Blend Creative

    Please share with your network, see flyer attached

    Look forward to seeing you on the bus!

  • 17 Jul 2022 3:34 PM | Anonymous

    The awards are back!

    The world has changed. So has business.

    Some ideas are game changers and buying from social enterprise is one of them. This year our awards will showcase the pioneers demonstrating that social enterprise procurement is catching on. Let’s celebrate the innovative social enterprises, businesses and governments leading the charge in #Business4Good.

    The theme: Social procurement game changers

    This year the awards will showcase how social enterprise procurement is catching on around the country.

    There will be four region based award winners:

    • Social procurement game changer - VIC/TAS region
    • Social procurement game changer - NSW/ACT region
    • Social procurement game changer- NT/QLD region
    • Social procurement game changer - SA/WA region

    With one overall national winner:

    • Social procurement trailblazer - National

    Member applications now open

    Awards are open to our pioneering members who are leading the charge for better business. We’re looking for joint applications from one or more certified social enterprise/s and one or more of our business and government member/s. Your application should show how you are leading the way in social enterprise procurement. Check out below for more details on our key selection criteria.

    Finalists showcased at national and state celebration events

    The award winners will be determined in collaboration with our partners at Australia's social enterprise state and territory networks. The four region winners will be announced at celebration events in Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane and Sydney, co-hosted with our sector partners.

    All winners will be invited to join us at the Social Enterprise World Forum, where the national Social procurement trailblazer for 2022 will be announced. The national winner of the trailblazer award will be decided in collaboration with the Social Enterprise National Strategy team. This winner will have showcased the most innovative and impactful outcomes against the award criteria.

    Want to be recognised as a game changer? Apply now!

    The four Social procurement game changer region winners will receive a free ticket with expenses paid to join us at the Social Enterprise World Forum this September. The national winner will be invited to join us on the main stage for a panel discussion on best practice social procurement, to a global audience. All national winners will receive a digital promotion kit to showcase and celebrate their achievement.

    Submissions close COB Friday, 22 July 2022. For details and to submit your entry see below.

    For all details visit- Social Traders website

  • 17 Jul 2022 3:25 PM | Anonymous

    SEWF22 program is now available, it's a powerhouse of amazing social entrepreneurs, social enterprises and a number of Aussie innovators and trailblazers.

    Daniel Flynn, co-founder of Thankyou, Kate Raworth, internationally recognised economist and author of Doughnut Economics, and Clothing the Gaps  co-founder, Laura Thompson are among the first speakers to be announced for the Social Enterprise World Forum 2022 (SEWF22) to be held in Brisbane, 28-29 September.

    Flynn, Raworth and Thompson are part of an impressive line-up of speakers over the two-day program which includes a mix of expert keynotes, masterclasses and panel discussions centred around key topics including climate change, Indigenous social enterprise, innovation and policy.

    Beyond SEWF22 on 28-29 September, there are a number of fringe events including a Youth Forum for under 30s, an Academic Symposium, SEWF Rural Gathering, and Social Enterprises.

    For more details and ticket information visit SEWF website.

  • 9 Jul 2021 9:28 PM | Anonymous
    How does the Australian social enterprise sector want to portray itself on the global stage?

    With the emergence of our state-based councils, talk of social enterprise strategies and increased support for the enterprises on the ground, there has never been a more important time to come together and talk about our national identity.

    Why not do it at the same time as a co-design session on the Social Enterprise World Forum being hosted in Brisbane in 2022?

    Come along to the Social Enterprise Unconference 2021 happening this July! Register below:

  • 24 May 2021 7:12 PM | Anonymous
    SASEC is proud to announce its first democratically elected Board and the key roles of Chair, Secretary and Treasurer following its first AGM earlier this month. The new Board consists of Theresa Brown (Chair), Monique Russell (Secretary) and Eddie Blass (Treasurer) and Matthew Wright-Simon, Carmen Garcia, Lisa Hill  and Paul Mayers.

    SASEC was initiated by Dr Sharon Zivkovic alongside the founding Board members including, Sarah Gun, Theresa Brown, Vita Maiorano and Evelyn O'Loughlin who have worked diligently over the last two years to establish SASEC as an incorporated organisation and attract its members’ base. Today, over 48 social enterprise Founders, and organisations make up the membership base across a range of industries from recycling, health and wellbeing to employment.

    New Chair, Theresa Brown also a founding member said, “we look forward to driving social innovation, building a supportive ecosystem and expanding opportunities for social enterprises in our state"
  • 6 May 2021 10:00 AM | Anonymous
    Board Nominees are now final. Click here to learn more about the candidates.
  • 8 Apr 2021 6:00 PM | Anonymous
    Nominations are Open for South Australian Social Enterprise Council Board

    We are excited to be opening up nominations for the South Australian Social Enterprise Council (SASEC) Board today, 8th of April.  

    This is a key milestone for South Australian Social Enterprises as it marks the establishment of a membership elected board for South Australian Social Enterprises, ensuring that SASEC will remain practitioner led in its ambition to strengthen the social enterprise eco-system in South Australia and beyond.

    All 7 Board Positions are available for election at the SASEC AGM in May, with Theresa Brown, SASEC Treasurer and Evelyn O’Loughlin, SASEC Public Officer standing for election.

    Full Ordinary members can be nominated for the Board by other SASEC members, and all nominations must be seconded by a SASEC member. Nominations will be accepted until COB 22nd of April

    Board Nomination Forms are available here, and outgoing Board members, Sharon Zivkovic, Sarah Gun and Vita Maiorano will be available to connect Nominees with other SASEC Members as needed. People need to be nominated by 2 other members and if you don't know 2 other nominators Sharon, Vita and Sarah can assist with introductions. Nominations will need to identify whether they will nominate for a 2 or 4 year term (in line with the Constitution 7.3(2)).

    Board Position Description available here and Chairperson Position Description here

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