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Local Alchemy Evaluation Report: Unlocking Social Value and Investment through Collaboration

Author: E3M
Date: 11.02.20

How an innovative process catalysed understanding and relationships between local authorities and social enterprises. E3M’s Local Alchemy events in Oldham, Rotherham and Gainsborough demonstrated the power of collaboration between social enterprises, commissioners and investors. This series of events developed by a team of social enterprise and investment experts gave participants permission to “think differently,” catalysing: […]

Social Enterprises Need To Be More Transparent

Author: E3M
Date: 23.02.17

The problem for social enterprises with transparency is simple. Driven by a scarcity of funding, we feel compelled to tell ever more hard-hitting stories about the beneficiaries we serve, rather than balancing this storytelling with hard facts about the actual impact we achieve (or don’t). I believe we have reached the pinnacle of this storytelling […]

E3M Alchemy: Partnerships for Success in Transforming Local Services

Author: Kirsten van den Hout
Date: 09.06.16
Event date: 21.09.2016 | 09.00 - 17.00
Event location: Coin Street Neighbourhood Centre

E3M Alchemy 2016 – London, 21 September This was a very successful day, spent exploring the ‘art of the possible’ in the transformation of local public services. Senior public service commissioners, leaders of commercial social enterprises and social investors came together to share perspectives and to think in new ways about local solutions. Delegates gleaned new and practical ideas about how […]

Policy Paper: E3M-led Review for Social Impact Measurement Strategy

Author: E3M
Date: 17.03.15

ALIGNING THE NEEDS AND REQUIREMENTS FOR SOCIAL INVESTMENT, COMMISSIONING FOR SOCIAL VALUE AND EFFECTIVE SOCIAL ENTERPRISE Prepared on behalf of the E3M Partners by Jim Clifford OBE of Bates Wells and Dr. Richard Hazenberg of University of Northampton This policy paper argues that that there should be alignment between the extensive work already carried on […]