All in Charity Enterprise
The reality of generating income for social purposes is that it’s hard work, so arm yourself with the information you need to make it a success.
The UK’s charity shops are a shining example of successful charitable enterprise. Mike Taylor is commercial director at the country’s biggest charity retailer, BHF. He says constant innovation plus great people help make it work.
Homelessness charity House of St Barnabas has an amazing building in the heart of London. CEO Sandra Schembri explains how the team has successfully “sweated its asset” to further its social purpose.
Social investment can help charities develop their trading activities, but can be inaccessible and unaffordable for some. Access Foundation CEO Seb Elsworth explains how the industry is changing and what opportunities exist today.
Serial social entrepreneur and Eastside Primetimers consultant Sarah Dunwell has learned a lot in establishing and supporting many trading operations over the years. Provide a great product and invest in the best people, she says.
Charitable trading can bring huge rewards, but stepping into the new world of enterprise can be challenging. Eastside Primetimers director Bernice Rook offers six top tips to make your enterprise a success.
Charitable trading and social enterprise have been much-discussed in recent years. If you’re ready for a deep-dive, here’s the Eastside Primetimers list of the very best resources that are online right now.