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Social Change Central is Australia’s first dedicated online social enterprise opportunities portal, and is the brainchild of social entrepreneur and Myer Foundation Fellow, Jay Boolkin, and corporate lawyer turned social entrepreneur, Anne Lennon.
Imagine a world where all charitable organisations are self-funded and do not rely on donations to operate. You will be surprise that the shift towards self-funded ‘not for profit’ businesses actually started with Oxfam in 1948, through the opening of its first charity shop. Proceeds from the shop were used to support Oxfam’s efforts around the globe to find lasting solutions to poverty and related injustice.
The Coolest Company accolade was awarded to app developer Budge for creating a way to make gaming meaningful. “When is losing fun? When charities win,” said Tuckerman.
A hybrid charity/business, STREAT is a cafe that recruits, by its own admission, the most unemployable people in the labour pool: homeless youth. Many are kids from broken homes, who have fled domestic abuse, or recovering from (or still struggling with) drug addiction.