The Best of the Blogs: Part 2 of 3 – David Floyd

Three blogs that I’ve particularly enjoyed over the past year are Toby Blume’s, David Floyd’s and Dan Gregory’s. They’re quite active bloggers though so it’s hard to go through their back catalogue. So for those keen to dive into current social sector debates, I’ve pulled out some highlights. Second up, David Floyd – Beanbags and … Continue reading The Best of the Blogs: Part 2 of 3 – David Floyd

A short contribution about talent to the Alternative Commission on Social Investment

This is included in the (highly recommended) report of the Alternative Commission on Social Investment, published last week The ideas are explore in more depth in the piece on If social sector funders were actually like Venture Capitalists Some of this generalises, perhaps at times unfairly, but the key issue is the talents and skills … Continue reading A short contribution about talent to the Alternative Commission on Social Investment

If social sector funders were actually like Venture Capitalists

Venture Philanthropy and Social Investment are popular and fashionable fields at the moment, two potential innovations in the social sectors which are hyped to revolutionise the way in which finance is directed towards tackling social and environmental issues. They aim to bring the most successful innovations of high finance to bear on social issues. They … Continue reading If social sector funders were actually like Venture Capitalists

Growing, not scaling: Realising the mountain isn’t a molehill

In all conversations about social innovation, scale is a topic that is never far from people’s lips. But it remains ever intangible. In an age in which companies like Google and Facebook can rise from nothing in only a few years to be masters of the universe, the social sectors struggle to get anything to … Continue reading Growing, not scaling: Realising the mountain isn’t a molehill

How to choose the right form of legal structure for your charity or social enterprise

At Hub Ventures and Student Hubs we are often asked to advise students and recent graduates about legal structures for any new charity or social enterprise they are creating. What the pros and cons of each structure might be, the process involved, and perhaps even if they need a legal structure at all. We wanted … Continue reading How to choose the right form of legal structure for your charity or social enterprise