Adelaide Social Enterprise is a place where social entrepreneurs and supporters of social enterprise can meet, network, do business, and share stories in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. It is modelled on Brisbane Social Enterprise. Like Brisbane Social Enterprise, Adelaide Social Enterprise will eventually be managed by a democratically elected state based social enterprise peak body.
‘Social enterprises are organisations that:
• Are led by an economic, social, cultural, or environmental mission consistent with a public or community benefit;
• Trade to fulfil their mission;
• Derive a substantial portion of their income from trade; and
• Reinvest the majority of their profit/surplus in the fulfilment of their mission’ (Barraket et al., 2010).
Barraket, J., Collyer, N., O’Connor, M. and Anderson, H. (2010), Finding Australia’s social enterprise sector, Brisbane, Queensland: Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies, Queensland University of Technology and Social Traders.
At our November Meetup Event the Working Group that was formed to progress the development of South Australia's Social Enterprise Peak Body will be conducting a consultation process with Adelaide Social Enterprise members. South Australia's Peak Body is following in the footsteps of the Queensland Social Enterprise Council. It will be named the South Australian Social Enterprise Council and we are adapting Queensland Social Enterprise Council's constitution. This event will enable members to provide feedback on the draft consultation.
This photo of Nia Lewis and Sharon Zivkovic was taken at the Launch of Adelaide Social Enterprise on February 25 at Youth Inc. Adelaide Social Enterprise's second event was held on March 20 at the Duke of Brunswick Hotel. We are thrilled that we will be returning to the Duke of Brunswick Hotel on December 18 to celebrate the amazing year that the Adelaide Social Enterprise community has had - from the launch of Adelaide Social Enterprise on February 25 to the South Australian Social Enterprise Council consultation on November 27.
We do not have a room booked at the Duke of Brunswick Hotel for this event. We have just let the Duke of Brunswick Hotel know that we will be taking up a corner of the bar or a spot in the beer garden on December 18 from 5.30 :) We will all be buying our own food and drinks.