The #StartingGood Social Enterprise Virtual Summit 2017
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The #StartingGood Summit brought together 27 social change leaders to share their stories, insights and advice.
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What Will I Learn?
  • Get super-value practical tips for creating social change from people who have done it, with presentations from and interviews with over 20 founders
  • Hear personal stories from social entrepreneurs on their journey, their mistakes and what they've learnt along the way
  • Insights into a wide range of topics such as leadership, creativity, fundraising, design thinking, branding, PR, company culture, personal sustainability and so much more
  • Learn how to raise money, gain attention, build teams , ask better questions, overcome fear and so much more!
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  • This is for anyone who is looking for inspiration, insights and practical advice to help them create positive change through entrepreneurship.

The #StartingGood Virtual Summit brings together almost thought-leaders and doers from the social enterprise and social change world to share what they know to help you start good.

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In 2017 featured guests included two New York Times Best-Selling authors, Clay Shirky and Joel Comm, the “godfather of social entrepreneurship” and founder of Ashoka Bill Drayton, and founders from enterprises working in fashion, food, education, mental health, leadership, storytelling and more.

The #StartingGood Social Enterprise Virtual Summit is unique opportunity for emerging social entrepreneurs, and those already working in the sector or interested in getting involved, to learn from some of the most inspiring founders and insightful thought-leaders in social change. It’s all about giving you access to the ideas, inspiration and insights you need to start good.

Talks and presentations include:

  • Daniel Flynn, co-founder of Thank You Group, on his story of founding Thank You Water;
  • Em Havens from IDEO U on building learning communities;
  • Dave Gravina from Future Friendly on the acquisition of his social enterprise last year;
  • Luke Terry from Vanguard Laundry on how he raised $6 million to launch his;
  • Natasha Akib from Digital Storytellers presenting their “stories for change” canvas;
  • Clay Shirky on how technology is changing politics;
  • Justin Milano, co-founder of Good Startups, on overcoming fear;
  • Dora Nikols, founder of Social Mission, an ethical PR agency, on gaining media for your social enterprise;
  • Tony Loyd on the top 10 pieces of advice he received from speaking to over 150 social entrepreneurs for The Social Entrepreneurship Podcast;
  • Hildy Gottleib from Creating the Future on how changing the questions you ask can change everything and;
  • Bill Drayton, founder of Ashoka, on the next paradigm shift that's coming.

And so much more! We have videos from 25 founders and other thought-leaders covering storytelling, fundraising, opportunities for fashion social enterprises, startup leadership, human-centred design, personal sustainability and much much more.

This Udemy course contains all the recorded content from the #StartingGood Social Enterprise Virtual Summit 2017. By purchasing this course you gain lifetime access to this content, guaranteed by Udemy.

Over 11 days from March 20-31 more than 1300 registered attendees were able to learn about raising millions of dollars to launch a new enterprise, how to pitch and sell your idea, PR and storytelling for social startups and the opportunities for social entrepreneurs in the fashion industry, all from people who have been in the trenches and made things happen, including more than 20 founders. You will hear about how to apply open-source principles to politics, how to overcome the fear every entrepreneur feels, the new leadership skills of the 21st Century and why everyone a changemaker companies will win the future. And so much more! It’s the information you need to start good.

And now, this content can only be accessed here at Udemy!

Hear personal stories from social entrepreneurs further along in their journey, who will share their mistakes and what they've learned along the way.

Access practical tips on how to get started, tools for social change and more, from the world's most inspiring and insightful entrepreneurs, academics and trainers.

What's in it for you?

  • You're an aspiring changemaker with a passion to change the world. #StartingGood will give you the foundation to do so - with knowledge, advice and practical tips to get you started.
  • You're a creative thinker, full of wild ideas to solve the world's biggest problems. #StartingGood will help you turn those ideas into a reality, and shape them into a sustainable social enterprise.
  • You're already a social entrepreneur working on an opportunity. #StartingGood will provide endless opportunities for you to learn more to help you increase your impact and sustainability.

What topics are covered and who is speaking?

  • David Gravina on starting social enterprises from within the agency
  • Clay Shirky on how technology is changing politics
  • Kari Enge on how tapping into our core values is our only real chance at creating a social impact
  • Sam Refshauge on lessons learnt from transitioning a social enterprise from founder to CEO
  • Natasha Akib on how video can be used to create a better world, presenting on the "Story Canvas" 
  • Tom Dawkins on the power of crowdfunding and how to best harness it to create social good
  • Tony Loyd on the top 10 pieces of advice from over 150 social entrepreneurs
  • Em Havens & Cosmo Fujiyama on Building Creative Leaders to Create Impact
  • Justin Milano on an emotional intelligence masterclass: How to transform fear into creativity
  • Kate Clugston on Radical Self Care and what tools entrepreneurs can use to sustain their energy and passion
  • Luke Terry on how he raised $6 million to develop Towoomba's largest social enterprise
  • Avis Mulhall on personal sustainability issues faced by entrepreneurs and what we can do avoid burnout and find balance
  • Natalie Bramble on the secrets of grant writing needed to secure funding
  • Jay Boolkin & Anne Lennon on Social Enterprise Funding 101
  • Daniel Flynn on the the Thankyou journey
  • Hildy Gottlieb on how we can ask questions to most effectively create social change
  • Katja Forbes on how social entrepreneurs can use human centred design to develop solutions
  • Michael Margolis on how to tell a world changing story
  • Joel Comm on how to use social media for your social enterprise to get your story out
  • Dora Nikols on how social startups can use PR to get noticed and gain traction
  • Alex Budak on the characteristics of successful changemakers
  • Bill Drayton on the next paradigm shift
  • MJ Fitzpatrick on how to start a social enterprise
  • Kylie Hansen on NFPs setting up social enterprises
  • Melinda Tually on the experience and challenges of launching a social enterprise in the fashion industry
Who is the target audience?
  • This is for changemakers everywhere who want to start things and make a difference.
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Curriculum For This Course
26 Lectures
#StartingGood Social Enterprise Virtual Summit
26 Lectures 18:45:32

WHO: Alex Budak is a serial social entrepreneur and believer that anyone can be a changemaker. He co-founded, and now advises, which has helped 700+ social impact organizations in 50+ countries raise $5M+. Other adventures include running Scandinavia's leading social enterprise incubator, consulting, and giving lectures on social innovation to groups around the world including in Ukraine, Cambodia, Portugal and at the White House. Now at UC Berkeley, he is helping to start a new leadership center. He lives in San Francisco with his favorite changemaker, his wife, Rebecca.

WHAT: The characteristics of successful changemakers

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  • WHO: Avis used to work in executive recruitment in Dublin but left her job to become an entrepreneur in Sydney. Since then, she has founded multiple social enterprises, aiming to use entrepnreuership, innovation, storytelling and design thinking to inspire and empower people and organisations to create a better future. She was voted in Sydney Morning Herald's Top 100 People of Influence and is the founder of Think Act Change - which brings together changemakers, thinkers, innovators, entrepreneurs or anyone who is passionate about social innovation, social enterprise or simply doing good to discuss how we can create a better future.
  • WHAT: Personal sustainability issues faced by entrepreneurs and what we can do avoid burnout and find balance
Avis Mulhall

  • WHO: As the founder and CEO of Ashoka: Innovators for the Public, BillDrayton has pioneered the field of social entrepreneurship, growing a global association of nearly 3,000 leading social entrepreneurs who work together to create an ‘Everyone a Changemaker’ world. In addition to his current role as Chairman and CEO of Ashoka, Mr. Drayton is the chair of Youth Venture, Community Greens, and Get America Working!
  • WHAT: The next paradigm shift
Bill Drayton

  • WHO: Clay is a prominent thinker on the social and economic effects of Internet technologies and journalism. He has shared his wisdom in two books (Cognitive Surplus and Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organising Without Organisations) and numerous TED Talks which have received over 3 million views.
  • WHAT: How technology is changing politics - whether the utopian idealism of technology enables citizen movements or if it has run into the wall of politics. 
Clay Shirky

  • WHO: 
    • Em Havens is a community designer at IDEO U with a background in leadership education and social finance. She's tackled innovation challenges in a wide variety of contexts, from venture philanthropy to healthcare technology, and was a founding member of a small organizational design firm. She was also a visiting professor of Design Thinking at the University of Pennsylvania.
    • Cosmo Fujiyama is a strategist, social entrepreneur and educator. She is the Managing Director at the Center for Social Impact Strategy at the University of Pennsylvania where she leads transformative leadership programs for social entrepreneurs, business and non-profit professionals around the world. Previously, she was a Senior Intrapreneur at Ashoka working to identify social entrepreneurs. While an undergraduate student, Cosmo co-founded and led a Students Helping Honduras, a nonprofit organization creating access to quality education in northern Honduras
  • WHAT:  Building Creative Leaders to Create Impact— a conversation with IDEO U + UPenn's Center for Social Impact Strategy around core creative competencies and tools to create sustainable social impact
Em Havens & Cosmo Fujiyama

  • WHO: Daniel Flynn is the Co-founder and Managing Director of Thankyou - a social enterprise that exists to empower people to play a part in ending global poverty through simple everyday purchases. He founded Thankyou at the age of 19, and the business venture now includes 38 consumers products across water, food and body care that funds safe water access, hygiene and sanitation programs and food aid in 17 countries including Australia. Thankyou has given more than $5.5 million to help hundreds of thousands of people in need.
  • WHAT: The Thankyou journey
Daniel Flynn

  • WHO: David is an entrepreneur, activist, self-confessed geek and passionate advocate of co-designing with communities. He has founded a number of social impact ventures including Digital Eskimo, Australia’s first purpose-driven design agency (acquired in 2015 and rebranded as Future Friendly), the social change advocacy platform Do Gooder and Revolution Apps, which launched the Compost Revolution on-line platform in partnership with Waverley, Randwick and Woollhara councils and the NSW EPA
  • WHAT: Bootstrapping vs. Taking Finance
David Gravina

  • WHO: Dora believes business has a responsibility to do good. And through her 20 years of PR experience she has found that brands that do good and talk about it in an authentic way become media ‘superstars’. For the past 12years she ran Prickly Pear PR – a green, sustainable PR agency that boosted the profile of non-profits, sustainable, organic and values-driven brands. In 2016 she launched Social Mission – a communications agency that helps companies promote their values - critical today, especially when 91% of consumers would switch brands to one that supports a good cause if price and quality were similar.  Her work spans both the corporate and charity world where she creates ‘newsworthy’ stories to propel her clients into the spotlight.
  • WHAT: How social startups can use PR to get noticed and gain traction
Dora Nikols

  • WHO: Hildy Gottlieb is a social scientist and asker of powerful questions. She is the co-founder and Chief Boundary Pusher at Creating the Future, a 10-year experiment to answer the question, “If people everywhere are asking the kinds of questions that bring out the best in themselves and those around them, how much more humane could the world be?” In addition to her role at Creating the Future, Hildy is a speaker and consultant, helping organizations and companies bring out the best in their own situation, reaching for what is possible inside and outside their own four walls.
  • WHAT: How we can ask questions to most effectively create social change
Hildy Gottlieb

  • WHO: Social Change Central (SCC) is Australia’s first dedicated online hub for social enterprises, co-founded by Jay Boolkin and Anne Lennon. SCC connects, encourages and supports social enterprises and aspiring entrepreneurs through an easy-to-use, comprehensive self-service database which collates the most up-to-date opportunities available in Australia and internationally. The vision for SCC is a cohesive Australian social enterprise ecosystem which enables social enterprises to thrive, resulting in widespread and transformative social change.
  • WHAT: Social Enterprise Funding 101
Social Change Central (Jay Boolkin & Anne Lennon)

  • WHO: Joel Comm is an American author and Internet marketer. Comm is the CEO of InfoMedia, a social media consulting company. Joel is the New York Times best-selling author of 13 books, including The AdSense Code, Click Here to Order: Stories from the World’s Most Successful Entrepreneurs, KaChing: How to Run an Online Business that Pays and Pays and Twitter Power 2.0. He has also written over 40 ebooks. He has appeared in The New York Times, on Jon Stewart’s The Daily Show, on CNN online, on Fox News, and many other places.
  • WHAT: How to use social media for your social enterprise to get your story out
Joel Comm

  • WHO: Justin Milano helps exceptional entrepreneurs build thriving companies. As a serial entrepreneur and executive coach, Justin uses a unique blend of business coaching and leadership psychology to help entrepreneurs create breakthroughs and fulfill their maximum potential. Justin has deep experience in the arts of raising capital and forming strategic partnerships. What's most important to Justin is to grow his self awareness and live a life where his every action is aligned with the truth of who he is. 
  • WHAT: Emotional intelligence masterclass: How to transform fear into creativity
Justin Milano

  • WHO: Kari Enge founded Rank & File — a Magazine for purpose-driven entrepreneurs.The goal of Rank & File is to help entrepreneurs to build companies that give. They want to redefine the business magazine by empowering and equipping entrepreneurs and business leaders in an approachable way based on community. They want to share practical advice for growing and scaling a company with a greater purpose.
  • WHAT:  Kari will take us on her life-altering start up journey to reveal how tapping into our core values is our only real chance at creating a social impact. 
Kari Enge

  • WHO: Kate Clugston is the Founder of Radical Self Care Project, yoga teacher and mum of two small humans. Kate weaves storytelling, embodied wisdom and mindfulness practice; holding space for people to have an experience of themselves and tap in to their inner knowing. She's a passionate entrepreneur, creative and driven; teaching live clases and harnessing the powers of online education. Over 500 people around the world have participated in Radical Self Care Project to date. Kate seeks to create a world fueled by love and kindness, awakening wisdom to the inner connection of all things.
  • WHAT: Radical Self Care
Kate Clugston

  • WHO: Katja Forbes is the founder of syfte, specialist in research & experience design, educator in Design Thinking and Interaction Design at University of Sydney and co-founding member of the Interaction Design Association (IxDA) Sydney. Katja has been working in digital media since the mid 1990’s back when everyone had blue hair and rode razor scooters around the office. Such a long tenure in the industry has afforded her with invaluable experience and perspective which she loves to share. Most recently she’s been exploring the world of digital auras and ambient intelligence as well as less creepy topics like holistic experience design and wearable tech and cognition.
  • WHAT: How social entrepreneurs can use human centred design to develop solutions
Katja Forbes

  • WHO: Kylie has extensive experience managing programs and relationships in the area of social impact. She currently sits on the Boards of Linkwest, SCALES Community Legal Centre and Impact Seed, and holds roles with the McCusker Centre for Citizenship at UWA, the Youth Affairs Council of WA (Strategic Policy Specialist) and the Western Australian Council of Social Service (WACOSS). She has previously run an international social enterprise, based in Cambodia; and has worked on countless projects which look at how various stakeholders work together to design stuff that creates better outcomes for communities that need it. Kylie has a wide tertiary background, including degrees in business, political science and community development, and postgraduate qualifications in project management and the field of social impact. She is currently completing the Juris Doctor at UWA. Currently as a co-founder and Director of Impact Seed, Kylie is exploring how we finance social impact. Increasingly agnostic as to ‘for-profit’ or ‘not-for-profit’ structures, she is more interested how we leverage the best of both in an increasingly challenging and complex funding environment.
  • WHAT: NFPs setting up social enterprises
Kylie Hansen

  • WHO: Luke is the Executive Director of Toowoomba Clubhouse. The Clubhouse is a centre for social innovation that works specifically with people living with a mental illness in the Toowoomba region. He was born to run social enterprises. After leaving school he set up his first social enterprise with his sister in a housing estate in Sydney. From there he has worked on many social enterprises both in Australia and the UK. He currently lives in Queensland, where he leads the Toowoomba Clubhouse and its associated social enterprise projects. Luke is currently working on a new $6m commercial laundry and career development centre which was opened by the Prime Minister in January 2017.
  • WHAT: How he raised $6 million to develop Towoomba's largest social enterprise
Luke Terry

  • WHO: Melinda advises brands and retailers on responsible business and supply chain strategy, social and environmental risks, communications, partnerships and sourcing. She established the Australian and New Zealand arm of Fashion Revolution in 2013 and sits on its Global Advisory Committee. The movement has garnered nation wide press across print, television and radio and has facilitated events and online campaigns, successfully advocating to all stakeholders in the fashion industry. Melinda was Deputy Chair of the Fair Trade Association of Australia and New Zealand, the body responsible for advocacy of the Fair Trade movement from 2014 – 2016. In 2010, her previous retail business, I Ran the Wrong Way: A Trader of Good Finds, was a finalist in the City of Sydney Business Awards in the Fair Trade category and the Lord Mayor’s Sustainable Business Award.
  • WHAT: On the experience and challenges of launching a social enterprise in the fashion industry
Melinda Tually

  • WHO: Michael Margolis is an educator, anthropologist and narrative strategist. A 2x TEDx speaker. Strategic advisor to Silicon Valley's greatest brands. As CEO of Get Storied, Michael has pioneered a singular approach to messaging, disruptive innovation, and high-stakes change adoption. Clients include Google, Facebook, NASA, Greenpeace, venture capitalists, and high growth startups. Over 15 years, Michael has taught his methods to tens of thousands, across 12 countries and 4 continents -- anyone who needs help telling a complex world-changing story. His work and ideas have been featured in Fast Company, TIME, and Inc Magazine and he speaks regularly at conferences including SXSW, Productized, and Zappos Insights. Michael is the author of the Amazon #1 best-seller, Believe Me: A Storytelling Manifesto for Change-Makers and Innovators. You can find him on Twitter @getstoried where he engages with 250,000 followers. Michael is left-handed, color-blind, and eats more chocolate than the average human.
  • WHAT: How to tell a world changing story
Michael Margolis

  • WHO: MJ works with entrepreneurs at all levels to help them train their minds so they iterate more efficiently, grow faster, and operate more creatively, energetically and strategically. MJ has worked with clients in startups at all stages of ideation through to funding and beyond. He also works with schools, universities and corporates to teach resilience, self-awareness and emotional intelligence.
  • WHAT:  How to start a social enterprise
MJ Fitzpatrick

  • WHO: Natalie Bramble is a community development specialist. As a consultant, facilitator and trainer she’s been working in the not-for-profit and social enterprise sector. Based in regional NSW, Natalie works across Australia helping organisations with their governance, funding, strategic planning, grants and tenders. She has secured over 28.2 million dollars in the last 8 years for service and product based sector organisations through tenders and grants and has an 82.5% success rate. An alumni of the School for Social Entrepreneurs, Natalie cofounded social enterprise Community Courses Online and is also a 2016 NSW Hidden Treasures Honour Roll recipient for her work supporting the sector.
  • WHAT: Secrets of grant writing needed to secure funding
Natalie Bramble

  • WHO: Natasha has over 5 years experience in the social enterprise and NFP sectors. She is a digital producer specialising in using the skills of film production, media and marketing to create a better world. She is among other things responsible for developing, producing and facilitating Digital Storytellers’ capacity building workshops. Clients for which she has been primary workshop facilitator include Vivid Ideas, ING Direct, Study NSW, Engineers Without Borders, and Sydney University’s Department of Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • WHAT:  She will share how video can be used to create a better world, presenting on the "Story Canvas" 
Natasha Akib

  • WHO: Sam Refshauge is CEO of social enterprise Batyr. Batyr focuses on preventative education in the area of young people’s mental health. They provide programs that train young people to speak about their personal experience with mental ill health and start a conversation in their community. After graduating from UNSW with a Bachelor of Commerce he moved into the social purpose world through an Australian Youth Ambassadors for Development position in Indonesia. Returning to Australia, Sam then worked with the Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience before taking on his current role. Sam gets his motivation from the ocean, exercise, friends & family whilst relaxes through yoga reading & mindfulness.
  • WHAT: Lessons learnt from transitioning a social enterprise from founder to CEO
Sam Refshauge

  • WHO: Tom Dawkins is co-Founder and CEO of StartSomeGood, a crowdfunding platform for social enterprises, non-profits and changemakers initiatives globally with the highest project success rate in the industry. He was previously the founder of Australian youth non-profit Vibewire, the first Social Media Director at Ashoka in Washington DC and the founding Director of the Australian Changemakers Festival.
  • WHAT: The power of crowdfunding and how to best harness it to create social good
Tom Dawkins

  • WHO: Tony Loyd is the executive producer of the podcast Social Entrepreneur where you can hear the stories of changemakers who are making an impact on the world. Tony is a former Fortune 500 executive with global brands such as John Deere, Medtronic and Buffalo Wild Wings. He has extensive experience conducting strategic planning, leading organizational design and creating talent management strategy.
  • WHAT: The top 10 pieces of advice from over 150 social entrepreneurs
Tony Loyd
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StartSomeGood is a boutique, curated crowdfunding platform for worldchanging projects. We've been going since 2011 and have worked with thousands of projects from 35 countries since then. We have a campaign success rate of 53%, one of the highest in the industry (KS is 31% and IGG 13%) so we know what works and what doesn't!

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