Opinion

What is Social Procurement?

What is Social Procurement?

Taken from: https://www.orbidalgroup.com/tender-tips-orbidal/blogs/what-is-social-procurement/ Governments and contracting authorities have a responsibility to ensure they leverage their buying power to achieve a social value, rather than simply getting the lowest...

Guest post: Ask&Advise Evening

Guest post: Ask&Advise Evening

From our friends in BNest via us in Socent.ie! http://bnest.ie/guest-post-askadvise-evening/ On the 5th December in the BOIWorkbench Limerick, we in the Socent.ie hosted a BNest Ask&Advise night. As ever in Limerick, the audience gathered were positive and...

3 Things I Learned at SXSW

3 Things I Learned at SXSW

SXSW is one of those events can change you. The festival, which started as a music festival which later became a film festival and later still became the interactive festival, is one of the most eclectic festivals in the world. It's art, meets tech, meets music, meets...

We are Updating!

We are Updating!

Socent.ie is Changing We set up the Irish Social Enterprise Network to help people get their new ideas off the ground or take their existing organisations to the next level. As part of that we developed a website, but we are drastically updating this as part of our...

Learning from Boston social enterprise

Learning from Boston social enterprise

Guest blogger Danielle Byrne writes.... Everything I ever wanted in social enterprise was in Anne Wunderli’s talk at the Irish Social Enterprise Network last Tuesday. Anne works for Pine Street Inn, a large homelessness charity in Boston. They provide all sorts of...