Making a difference with a cup of coffee

One of my board roles is for Conscious Consumers, a social enterprise which to date has accredited 175 cafes, restaurants and suppliers in twelve cities and towns across Aotearoa NZ according to twelve different ethical and sustainable practices.   It’s been inspiring to watch a local, volunteer-led initiative idea grow into a nationwide organisation with smart…

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More on the compliance costs of seeking funding

Here’s another voice urging funders to reduce our compliance costs and think differently about how we measure our performance – see what Caroline Fiennes in the Stanford Social Innovation Review has to say.    She asks whether “a funder is essentially spending a grant on itself”.    Good question Caroline! Related Posts:Beyond the Funding GameMaximising the Social…

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