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    Michele (@michele)

    A major problem: net(not)working among SEs, SBs

    By Michele (@michele) Comments (3)
    A major problem: net(not)working among SEs, SBs
    Hello, Recently I engaged in a online discussion where I stated that networking among SEs, SBs doesn't work, is not working.
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    • Jeff Mowatt
      By Jeff Mowatt

      I joined the UK Social Enterprise Coalition in 2006, pointing out to them this failure of inclusion. They said our work was beyond their focus, so I created Social Enterprise on Facebook and later Social Business and For Benefit Corporations on Linkedin.

      http://economics4humanity.wordpress.com/2012/09/24/welcome-to-social-enterprise-support/

      It is typical where public funding is involved for a government funded group to want to own dialogue and this was very much our experience. We'd later see our work published as their own ideas. 

       

       

      Welcome to social enterprise support (with friends like these)

      economics4humanity.wordpress.com

      The story of social business and the call for  putting community  ahead of shareholder dividends that would end with one man’s death in poverty. In 2006 having published a strategy paper for …

    • Michele (@michele)
      By Michele (@michele)

      Hi Jeff Mowatt,

      I can unfortunately say the same here in Italy: each single SE and "network" seem to act to merely increase their return (in some cases not even social, actually).

      No or poor will to really interact and create a working and effective SE/SB ecosystem.

      Everybody seems to be willing to affirm their being "more good and social than anybody else"...leading to a "too good and social to share things with anybody else".

      I personally think this needs to reach an end and we all have to work to make (social) things happen by collaborating and cooperating worldwide.

      Nowadays we can, this is my life purpose through SBW which I humbly/proudly co-founded.

      Did we really need a dedicated social network? I definitely think so.

      Generalists/mainstream social networks were born for totally different purposes of which we should be now well aware of.

      Cheers

       

    • Luca `fero` Ferroni
      By Luca `fero` Ferroni

      Dear Michele,

      I agree with you on the not yet perceived value of the SBs/SEs networks and I think SBW is a great tool and community that could help a lot to empower us (these networks), to let us be self-confident of our power in changing the world.

      Making us all closer everyday is what we are striving for, and the way to start it all now. When perception changes, the world changes.

      So...thanks for all your effort!

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