JSiE Newsletter: Volume 10 (July 2017)
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JSiE receives award at University of Oxford for work supporting social entrepreneurship

This new award introduced in 2017, is for staff and social leaders across the community of global universities creating impact and innovation through social entrepreneurship and have exemplary progress in embedding a culture of social entrepreneurship across their institution and wider partnerships. 
Read more about the award here
The winners and highly commended awards were announced as part of this year's SEE Changemakers Conference convened by Oxford Social Enterprise Partnership held on 28th June at Wolfsen College, the University of Oxford.

Ready to make a difference?

Submit a 3-5 minute video demonstrating action you have taken on a social enterprise idea. The top 3 ideas will be selected, recognized and awarded consultancy support from the educators and successful social entrepreneurs.

What are we looking for?

  • What problem are you solving, and what is your idea for a solution?
  • What is your venture model?
  • What action have you taken to make this idea a reality?
The deadline is July 21st 2017, 9:30pm IST. Click here to apply. 

Selection Process

The selection process will be in two parts. Judging will first come from other learners, through the number of likes given to the submission comment. After this, the educators will evaluate the top 10 submissions with the most number of likes.

You’ll be judged on the following criteria:

  • Effective problem/solution link
  • Clarity of venture model design
  • Evidence of action taken during the course

You may participate in the challenge either as an individual or as a team. Feel free to use the comments and discussions in the course to identify potential collaborators. You can work together on developing your social enterprise idea, using the guidance provided in the course steps. Be sure to check out the Downloads section below for the complete competition rules.


How do you connect a business model to a vision of social impact?

A theory of change can be described as a “robust solution strategy” (UnLtd) that outlines in specificmeasurable, and contextualized terms the ways in which an organisation will effect social change.

Matthew Forti identifies six critical questions that a theory of change should address:

  1. Who are you seeking to influence or benefit (target population)?
  2. What benefits are you seeking to achieve (results)?
  3. When will you achieve them (time period)?
  4. How will you and others make this happen (activities, strategies, resources, etc.)?
  5. Where and under what circumstances will you do your work (context)?
  6. Why do you believe your theory will bear out (assumptions)?
Learn more about developing a theory of change. Click here
The FutureLearn Social Enterprise Program is a series of online courses to help you understand what it takes to launch and run a sustainable social enterprise. Since 2016, 28,325 students have registered and 7,697 students have actively participated in the program. The program started just started for the final time. Don't miss out!
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