Developing the capacity of Social
Enterprise in Nottingham
Monday 17 June 2014
11:15 Welcome and introduction
11:25 Building Enterprise: Introducing the project
- How to commission research and how it can help your organisation
- Evidencing impact: using data and telling your story
- New digital economy – what does it mean for social enterprises?
12:15 Introducing an Organisational Needs Analysis
1:15 Targeted discussion workshops
1:45 Get involved
2:00 Close: Tea and cakes
What is Building Enterprise?
• Building Enterprise is a University and Community Partnership project, jointly
funded by European Regional Development Funds (ERDF), aimed at
supporting the development and growth of Social Enterprises.
• Funding for the project is currently available until June 2015
• The project came about from a Community Partnerships strategy aimed at
attempting to increase innovation and enterprise within the Community. It
follows a similar project that was undertaken previously using Roberts
• One of the key aims of this project is to enable participants to identify a need
within their own organisation and with the University’s support, to develop
appropriate solutions to meet that need.
• Building Enterprise aims to develop the capacity of Social Enterprises in
Nottingham and support your organisation to:
• Research ideas, trends and issues affecting you and the wider
• Explore opportunities offered by advances in technology.
• Make use of the University’s world class resources and expertise.
• Utilise the University’s wealth of resources to build up your
expertise, make new contacts and access support and development
opportunities for your organisation.
Challenges: How can the
University help you?
• Organisational development – from setting up a new Social Enterprise to
adapting the way you do things in an existing one to maximise efficiency.
• Developing ways of measuring and improving your social and /or
• Using advances in new technology to be more innovative, cost efficient and
• The ability to analyse data and statistics to research growth areas and
explore new market opportunities.
• Be part of the University’s Community network and benefit by promoting
yourself and keeping updated about other available support activities.
Accessing and Commissioning
• Building Enterprise is contracted by ERDF to achieve 55 graduate placements
over the lifetime of the project.
Number of Hours:
• Each graduate placement should complete a specific piece of work taking up
to a maximum of 100 hours.
• The graduate will receive a payment of £10 per hour
Cost to the Social Enterprise:
• The Social Enterprise will contribute only £3 per hour
Enquiry from Social
drawn up to
identify area of
selected by Social
Contracts drawn up
on the project
invoiced for their
completes piece of
Evidencing impact: using data
and telling your story
• Evidence/track success
• Evidence need
• Write funding proposals
• Improve services
• Compare with others in sector
• Link with other Local Authority data sets
• Tell your stories / dissemination
What do you use data for?
“The opportunities offered by wider use of data in the third
sector are many, from allowing individual organisations to
provide donors and funding bodies with more tangible
evidence of their successes, to opening up previously
inaccessible datasets that could revolutionise their
1. Impact and data
“Open data is data that can be freely
used, reused and redistributed by anyone
– subject only, at most, to the requirement to
attribute and sharealike.” OpenDefinition.org
2. Open Data
3. Open data for Social enterprise
“Open Data and Transparency may be the most powerful levers of
21st century public policy. They present multiple opportunities
offering benefit to the public sector, individuals, businesses and
the UK as a whole. Open Data enables accountability; it improves
outcomes and productivity in key services through informed
comparison; it transforms social relationships – empowering
individuals and communities; and it drives dynamic economic
growth.” (Open Government Partnership UK 2011)
What do you want to
What is possible
Nominet Trust Charity Open Data Days - What is open data anyway
National source of openly available data http://data.gov.uk/
Local source of openly available data http://www.opendatanottingham.org.uk/
Data presentation example – antibiotic prescriptions
Data presentation example – all train stations in the UK / passenger data
“providing performance information for schools from preschool through college
with data from states and other sources, making education choices easier.”
“A company is letting consumers track their energy use and provides tips based
on household consumption patterns”
What do you think?
Digital story-telling to demonstrate
• Social media
• Images / infographics
InfoGraphic example – Star Trek Timeline
InfoGraphic example – Building an efficient supply chain
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