Strengthening Social Enterprise Boards
As a team who are passionate about social enterprises, and who are lucky enough to work with them every day, we see the massive difference a good board can make to these organisations.
Now a ‘good’ board will look different in each organisation, but we do know that social enterprises often struggle to recruit the right people so we were delighted to sponsor an event organised by our team member Zahra, and created in association with Volunteer Glasgow, Changing the Chemistry and Glasgow Social Enterprise Network.
Hosted in the Vounteer Glasgow offices, the event brought together more than 20 people interested in joining a social enterprise board, many of whom came from outside the third sector. We then heard brief ‘pitches’ from 8 social enterprises to allow the audience to gain a glimpse into each organisation - what they do, why they do it - in order to discover if they felt a particular ‘fit.
Thanks to all who came along, and our social enterprise ‘pitchers’:
Social Enterprise Academy, Glasgow Eco Trust, Govan Community Project, Maryhill Burgh Halls, Queens Cross Workspace, Repairel, The Wee Retreat and the Advocacy Project. Please follow the links to find out more about each of these marvellous organisations.
Catering was provided by the fabulous Soul Food Sisters.