Eight months in the making, a new community fundraising platform is inching closer to its launch date. Best described as ‘a kind of Kickstarter with a philanthropic twist’, GiveShop is set to enliven the non-for-profit sector of Australia by leveraging the second-hand exchange market.
Category: SocEnt Profiles
How many times have you made a promise to yourself with full intention to keep it, only to make excuses to rationalise why it can’t be done? Many people believe they could improve their lives if only they had more of that mysterious quality known as will power.
I love some of the things happening in the education sector right now; it seems that there is a growing consensus within Generation Y that, on the whole, traditional education never really gave us a well-rounded view of the real world and as such many of us have fallen prey to some harsh life lessons when it comes to work, money and … well, life.
The 2009 Black Saturday bushfires left many Victorians with only the ashes of the lives they built. One such victim is David Laity. Touched by the support offered by the Australian community after losing his house, he decided to start a high-quality wine company with a social conscience – Goodwill Wine.
New Aussie streetwear label Bloodless is set to give young rebels a cause. On the first Monday of every month, Bloodless releases a limited edition in-house range of T-shirts that’s connected to a local change-maker in a developing nation. Each collection provides the change-maker with the seed capital they need to kickstart their initiative.
Who knew a pair of socks could feed 3 children, plant 30 trees or allow young girls in disenfranchised communities to go to school? Conscious Step’s stylish dress socks do just that.
Social enterprise, Good Return, is set to empower workers across the Asia Pacific region living in dire poverty. Through the online lending portal, Australians can make a one-to-one loan to an individual in Nepal, the Philippines, Tonga, Fiji or Cambodia so they’re able to start or expand a small business, grow their income, and lift their family out of poverty.
Lavenderia NappyCare is Australia’s eco-friendly, modern cloth nappy washing and delivery service – providing nappy hire and washing services to families, hospitals and the child care industry. The business was built with a strict focus on eco-friendly work practices, utilising ‘cutting edge’ laundering and disinfection technology to meet the highest standards of hygiene without using toxic or harmful chemicals.