Welcome to this week’s Founder’s Update. Before telling you about the events coming up this week, I just wanted to give a brief update on some special events next month.
Coming up in November, we are organising a month-long celebration of social enterprise. November is the month for Global Enterprise Week and Social Enterprise Day in the UK, and we are planning a series of special events for our members, some of which will be open events for all.
We hope to announce speakers for each event shortly, but watch our website and social media for details of individual events, but especially our online mini conference on the 11th November, which is Social Enterprise Day. Tickets for that event will be available very soon.
Tomorrow’s Founders Hour is our open evening speed networking. I’m pleased to say we will be joined from a few entrepreneurs from outside the SE Folk community, but also outside the UK. Alongside meeting members, it’s a great chance to meet other social leaders from across the UK, and hopefully across the world. The event starts at 7pm GMT, tickets are available to members through the event page, but guest can also secure a ticket via our
link here https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/founders-hour-tue-7pm-8pm-speed-networking-tickets-189140723997
On Thursday we have dedicated a session on DBS checks as part of our Volunteer theme month.
Whilst DBS checks are usually needed for staff, it is also sensible to explore checks for volunteers as well, especially when working with young and vulnerable people. I’m pleased to be joined by Karen Griffiths from Active Background Checks, who is running a session on the different types of DBS checks that exist and why you would be sensible to explore getting one for different roles in your organisation. You can find out more about ABC here https://www.activebackgroundchecks.com/
Next week we have an open space on Founder’s hour so I’m looking to find someone to share their work with the rest of the community.
Next Thursday is our final session on volunteers, and during this session we will discuss and share thoughts on managing volunteers within your organisation. I’m pleased to be joined by Karen Sainty, from St Nicholas Hospice Care in Suffolk. Karen is responsible for a large charitable retail operation that generates hundreds of thousands of pounds for the hospice, and whilst she has many permanent roles across her operations, each charity shop, outlet, and warehouse has volunteers supporting the handling of donations. Karen will be sharing some insights into the life as the Head of Charitable Retail. For more information about the work of the Hospice visit here https://stnicholashospice.org.uk/
Look forward to connecting and chatting in the week ahead.
Co-Founder of SE Folk