Introduction to the Social Service & Community Sector 16 November 2012
is in the Social Service and Community Sector?
Who Civic Organisations Are usually non-profit organisations with a social cause and mission. They usually exist in the form of charities, societies, foundations, social welfare organisations, and religious groups.
We are dedicated to protecting human life and dignity, relieving human suffering & responding to emergencies.
Who Social Enterprises A business with a social mission. Pursuing the social mission is not an extra-curricular activity that they do when they have the time and capacity to do but is deeply ingrained in their business model.
“…to inspire troubled youths and people with conviction backgrounds to find alternative positive ways to reintegrate back into society”
Who Differences between Businesses, Civic Organisations & Social Enterprises
Objective Nature Ways to fund their objectives
Business model (sell products, provide services)
Donation or Grant
Ssshh…overheard “…happy to see social enterprise taking root…” Prime Minister Lee in the 2012 National Day Rally Speech
“Social Enteprise Award to be set up in President Challenge 2012” President Tony Tan
Government exploring Hawker Centre to be Run by Social Enteprise National Environment Agency
$1 million grant for social enteprises DBS Bank Singapore
Case Studies from Our Clients
Stop torture in the 21st century. Dedicated to protecting the basic legal rights of ordinary citizens in developing countries.
Through adventures, to build a powerful, global community which shares our dream to empower communities and inspire humanityâ€Ś
My Empact Journey
Us The story of a young and passionate friend Need of professional services assistance
My story Need of sustainable platform to volunteer with what one is good at
Us Ways to address such challenges: a. Link volunteer with organisation (pure matching) â€“ low costs but proven low success rate
b. Hire professionals to provide services â€“ cost too high, not affordable to most organisations So what can be the possible solution?
Us Hybrid of enterprise approach + volunteer ecosystem
For A Better Tomorrow
You What can you do? â€˘ My story as a student â€˘ Start from somewhere Change maker, supporter, volunteer, customer,
If not me, then WHO? If not now, then WHEN?