This year we embarked upon research gathering organisational level data from our members, supporters of early stage social entrepreneurs in 50 countries, a first initiative of its kind.
On Wednesday 9th September 2015 we will hold a breakfast reception gathering high-profile influencers to unveil impact data from this research.
We’re pleased to announce our special keynote speaker: Jonathan Wong, Head of the Innovation Hub at DFID
When: Wednesday 9th September 2015, 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Where: Thomson Reuters, 30 South Colonnade, London E14 5EP
Snapshots From The GSEN Impact Report:
Data collected creates evidence about many un(der)-research aspects of social entrepreneurship. Here are a few snapshots from the GSEN Impact report:
- Demand for support outstrips supply: only 25% of social entrepreneurs who applied for support were selected and received support
- Support for early stage social entrepreneurship is under-resourced: on average GSEN members dedicate 37% of their annual budgets directly to financially support the early stage social entrepreneurs they work with. Most of the remaining budget is spent on human resources and operating costs, leaving them with little to grow and improve their support offer. Increased efficiency is a key target for them, and the mission of GSEN.
- GSEN members are plugging a gap in the ecosystem: 96% of them target seed and start-up stage social ventures, where little other support is available.
- GSEN enables supporters of early-stage social entrepreneurs to be more effective: this peer network is laying foundations for a more impactful social entrepreneurship ecosystem and, as a result, is improving communities around the world.
Register for this exciting event here: gsen2years.eventbrite.co.uk