Tax time isn’t the only time to give, says microfinance provider

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As the end of the financial year approaches, many of us are looking more closely than usual at our financial affairs, including tax deductible charitable donations.  But rather than focusing solely on one-off gifts, how many of us are thinking about aligning our personal values with our financial goals through structured philanthropy? This is the […]

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Top social entrepreneurs call for Government support

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“Social entrepreneurship can relieve Government of the financial burden of supporting the socially disadvantaged, while still making a profit and creating jobs, but the key to success lies in persistence and targeted support.” This was the message from the inaugural Entrepreneurs’ Summit hosted by Opportunity International Australia in Sydney this week. The Summit brought together […]

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Social entrepreneurship growth set to take off in Australia

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Social entrepreneurship is one of the fasting growing sectors of the Australian economy according to new research published to mark World Entrepreneurship Day.  Opportunity International Australia has calculated that the number of social enterprises has increased by 37%[i] over the last 5 years and claims that Australia is now embracing what is often referred to […]

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