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common problems?

great stuff in this presentation from the national 'Making Local Food Work' programme on common problems in social…Continue

Started Jun 6, 2011

what would our 'secret truths' about CICs be?
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came across this great list of 100 truths about social enterprise that most advisors won't tell you about, but which could save your sanity... …Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Mulkerrin May 26, 2011.

how CICs are changing company law around the world...
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there's an interesting paper been recently published (well, interesting for governance 'geeks' like me...) that looks at how social entrepreneruship and social enterprise have changed company law on…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jeff Mowatt Apr 20, 2011.

has the CIC model failed?
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rather startling story in the media recently concerning one of the originators of the CIC model who suggesting that another new social enterprise legal form is required that allows a company to…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Mulkerrin Mar 23, 2011.

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Adrian Ashton replied to Tim scott's discussion CIC Asset Lock Transfer in the group Yorkshire and The Humber
"thanks for the share and ask, Tim - how would you feel about also sharing who the particular funding body is? I've never come across one before who's been so prescriptive in this way - but it's suggestive that the funding officer…"
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Adrian Ashton replied to Hannah's discussion Association in company name
"hi Hannah - hard to comment to this without seeing the Articles you submitted; however, if you used the CIC Regulators template Articles with no changes then there shouldn't have been a problem... but it sounds like you've tried to draft…"
Jun 18, 2019

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social enterprises coming out of the public sector...

provocative research finds that public sector workers setting up social enterprises to externalise services face more signficant problems than anticipated

Posted on February 16, 2011 at 18:07

Half of social enterprises will be lost in the next 5 years – and it’s our fault!

About a year ago, I argued the pressing and urgent need for social enterprises to value their people more or risk losing them.

Sadly the latest national salary and careers survey seems to suggest that these warnings have fallen on deaf…


Posted on November 24, 2010 at 12:40

greatest challenge facing social enterprise

provoking paper suggesting that all social enterprises share the same 'greatest challenge' - (opens as pdf doc)

Posted on September 17, 2010 at 15:05 — 1 Comment

the evolution of social enterprise

great pdf: 'the evolution of social enterprise' as viewed as a historical timeline (monastries to today)

some people have found it doesn't give enough detail to the european dimension, but the authors are happy to receive contributions for future updates (details in the document)

Posted on September 16, 2010 at 9:49

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At 18:55 on April 15, 2011, Julie Crowley said…

Hi Adrian

Thanks for your response, and yes, it is interesting.   Would be interested to know more - was this independant/private work or wider community focus for example?

Will keep an eye on your page too, with your comments and views and try to follow all the information!

At 17:03 on January 22, 2011, John Mulkerrin said…

Hi Adrian

Thanks, hadnt read that one to be honest. But yes, good article, very good actually.......found myself agreeing with all of it. I could really get into a debate on this one, but as an example.......a key social finance group, met the fund manager of a key fund there, i spouted off a few things that were going on regionally as examples of things that we could build standardised funding streams for , sector specific, goegraphic, and structural (both cic and co-op models before you start!) such as certain regeneration and social building programs...complete blank face! we're disconnected in a world of connections! seperated by systems that complicate not liberate! the gap is definitely in those connections (again for another conversation) but part of making that easier is building that body of evidence. Some amazing stuff going on out there 



At 16:48 on November 2, 2009, John Mulkerrin said…
Hi Adrian,
Welcome to the site and thanks for joining! We hope to develop into a practical resource for all CICs and CIC Partners.

We’ll be sending out an update on our plans shortly and look forward to your input.

Best regards

John Mulkerrin
ps challenge is vital if we're to take the debate forward, there still arent many who have a good grasp of the issue and debating is a great way of improving everyones understanding of what CIC is all about. I look forward to your involvement, feel free to get a debate going in the forums, what's the general awareness of, and opinion of the CIC legislation over there in sunny Ireland?


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