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November 2010 Blog Posts (11)

CIC Maps Nov 2010


Data sets include:

Regional/Local Authority maps of CICs, how many CICs are in your area, who are they?

Regional creation rates

Lots more functionality to come…


Added by John Mulkerrin on November 30, 2010 at 15:53 — No Comments

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…


Added by Adrian Ashton on November 24, 2010 at 12:40 — No Comments

Looking for testing partners for CICAccounts software solution.

We Relyaison CIC are developing a software solution for Charity, CIC (Community interest companies) and other social groups. which is developed by a Microsoft certified software company.

This software contain project management, Member ship management with member ship payment , Communication manager and billing and accounts. In overall its an all in one solution for your administration, fund raising,…


Added by Uthayashankar Vijayaratnam on November 15, 2010 at 10:00 — No Comments

Fundraising by helping others to save money on essentials

I am all for receiving grants, however, I prefer to make money by enterprise.

Our organisation helps people at home and in business to save money on their utility bills and by doing so, we receive an ongoing residual income for our cause. (average family savings £817 a year, businesses can save 45% on their current costs)

The company that provides this is an award winning plc company, that has received 9 recommendations through Which magazine for its utilities…


Added by Irene Yvonne Lindsay on November 8, 2010 at 13:06 — No Comments

You should act on this - Chris White’s Private Member’s Bill “Public Services (Social Enterprise and Social Value) Bill

Hi Everyone

There's a private members Bill going through Parliament and it has a second reading on Nov 19th, it needs 100 MPs to vote for it and it will probably have an effect on your CIC in one way or another, so please support it if you can.

I have attached a template letter/email for you to send BillLobbyLetter- CIC Association re-draft.doc if the link…

Added by John Mulkerrin on November 5, 2010 at 13:06 — 7 Comments

Big Society

As more and more members join this association it is clear there's a willingness to get involved with community activities. Makes me wonder if everyone is getting involved with this government initiative?

As a community radio station we are keen. It seems like a good idea. How do we join in? The Big Society web site, seems to be making progress, and if you live in Windsor & Maidenhead (strange choice) you will… Continue

Added by Trevor Lockwood on November 2, 2010 at 16:34 — 2 Comments



Just a small point. In Scotland it might be useful to distinguish the locations/regions of CICs by two choices. The first would be Highlands & Islands and the second would be Scotland other. This would reflect the national enterprise development agency set up in Scotland (there are two bodies; HIE and SE) which might be useful in determining policy and practical support or potential support in the future

Declan Jones

Added by Declan Jones on November 2, 2010 at 10:14 — No Comments

Additions to CIC Questionnaire

It seems pretty comprehensive to me...........but all the beneficiary areas mentioned are UK centric. I'm not sure if there are any other CIC besides us whose prime beneficiaries are in the developing world....but given that the DFID minister recently gave a speech putting increasing empahasis on supporting the role of business in development, it may be that over time more CIC's may move into this space
Colin Hastings
Majority World CIC

Added by Dr Colin Hastings on November 1, 2010 at 18:49 — 1 Comment

The CIC Questionnaire

A very important aspect of Community Interest Company is to build Social Capital.

How are Coalition Governments announcements and policies helping/hindering innovation in this area?

In what way do CICs contribute in adding value especially towards "Big Society"?

Added by Mrs Varsha Dodhia on November 1, 2010 at 18:42 — No Comments

The CIC Questionnaire


Here's the baseline survey from last year. We'll be sending out a 2010 version shortly and would welcome any input on what you might like to see included. Most interested to hear from academics and researchers, we intend to integrate with other data sets to upgrade our online functionality. Specifically interested in hearing any comments on which categorisations…

Added by John Mulkerrin on November 1, 2010 at 17:21 — 4 Comments

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