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April 2010 Blog Posts (5)

the danger of being too successful in achieving your social purposes...

a charity made front page news by closing after receiving £100,000 from the Home Office because it's been "too successful" in reducing crime and so its services are no longer needed.



Well done to them - rather than try and continue a service that no one wants/needs, or to re-invent themselves with new services (which would undoubtedly have moved in into areas different to those that originally attracted its staff, volunteers, trustees and other supporters to it), they've decided to…

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Added by Adrian Ashton on April 23, 2010 at 10:30 — No Comments

A question regarding setting up a CIC before you have a CIC registered

In short I am involved in buying a village shop as a community, we are going to create a community interest company to do this but there are some challenges about how we operate ahead of the formation of CIC, these are as follows


  1. We do not want to set up company until we are sure we will buy the shop so as to avoid asset lock of communities members cash so the solicitor is going to hold the funds. The other reason to avoid forming the CIC until we are certain it…
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Added by David E Alexander on April 21, 2010 at 13:10 — 3 Comments

CIC - The new Mutualism?

Here's an extract from the recent labour manifesto, what do we think?

The new mutualism

There is growing interest in co-operative and mutual organisations that people trust, and that have the capacity to unleash creativity and innovation, creating new jobs and services –…

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Added by John Mulkerrin on April 13, 2010 at 19:30 — 1 Comment

New! Google Map of Social Enterprise Mark holders

Hello CIC members

You may wish to review the new map and let me know your ideas for development. http://tinyurl.com/semapblog

What about a Google Map for CICs?

Regards, Bob
Social Traders

Added by Bob Northey on April 1, 2010 at 14:00 — 5 Comments

Sign up to the online petition of support for the Social Enterprise Coalition Manifesto 2010 charter


A special invite to CIC Association members

Find out more about signing up http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/sec-manifesto/

and feel free to forward the link to your network of contacts within the social enterprise sector.

Many thanks. Bob

Added by Bob Northey on April 1, 2010 at 8:00 — No Comments

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