Tag Archives: Social Entrepreneurship

Imagination is power: Muhammad Yunus


Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus on why human beings are born to be entrepreneurs; philanthropy as social business investor; achieving ‘super happiness’; sharing failure; challenging the financial system; combatting inequality and more.

Celebrating the economic empowerment of entrepreneurial women


This International Women’s Day, Opportunity International Australia is celebrating and honouring the millions of entrepreneurial women in developing countries who are using a small loan to start a business, earn a regular income and free themselves from poverty.

Why we need a generation of young innovators (and $20 bosses)


The old career equation that school + uni = guaranteed job is history. Today’s young people need greater creativity and entrepreneurial thinking than ever before. Enter $20 Boss: the program that’s giving next-gen entrepreneurs as young as 12 a head start in the New Work Order.

10 questions with Jordan O’Reilly from Hireup


The founder and CEO of one of Australia’s most talked about purpose-driven businesses shares his thoughts about the catalytic potential of philanthropy, organic mentoring, why he’s wary of the social enterprise bandwagon and the importance of staying true to your social purpose.

Taking ownership


Since its inception as a humble jobs club with a borrowed lawnmower, Nundah Community Enterprises Co-operative has grown to become an award-winning and life changing social enterprise with more than a half million dollar turnover.

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Recent donations, grants and corporate partnerships

  • Ian Potter Foundation to Victoria University

    $5 million

  • Jack Ma Foundation to University of Newcastle

    $26.4 million

  • The Wicking Trust to The GroundSwell Project

    $390,000 over three years

  • The Wicking Trust to National Ageing Research Institute

    $3.18 million over five years

  • The Wicking Trust to University of Tasmania

    $3.72 million over five years

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