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    Save the world by supporting the ones that do – Become our Communications and Coordination Lead

Save the world by supporting the ones that do – Become our Communications and Coordination Lead

To create positive change in the world SE Forum needs a smooth-running office and great communications. That will be your job. You’ll ensure that an effective communications plan is executed to obtain coverage of our various activities in target media, including print, online, social and television. As we’re a small team the position requires flexibility, a can-do attitude and a problem-solving mindset.

About SE Forum

SE Forum is a non-profit organization based in Sweden that creates opportunities where entrepreneurs can grow their businesses whilst changing the world for the better. We do that through various business development programs for social entrepreneurs all over the world.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Continuously publish relevant content in all our media channels that will take us to our desired position of being ”the leader of societal change through Social Entrepreneurship.”
Identify and act on possible PR possibilities that can further the position of SE Forum and Social Entrepreneurship.
Assist in marketing SE Forum activities both in preparing marketing material and in reaching out to potential partners
Assist and co-plan SE Forum events
Report writing for funders and partners
Make sure that the office tasks run smoothly and that the systems set in place are followed and continually developed.
Prepare and submit monthly expense reports, cross-checking with bank transactions
Record costs and income against the budget as well as prepare invoices and track payments

There will be opportunities to get involved and gain experience in business development and fund-raising activities for the organization. There will also be opportunities for travel abroad to follow up with past SE Forum program participants.

Previous experience

The right attitude is more important than the “correct” experience. However, [...]

January 12th, 2017|News, Uncategorized|0 Comments|

Sociala entreprenörer leder samhället framåt

Midsommarhelgen var händelserik. Glatt midsommarfirande blandat med nedstämda Brexitrapporter. Nu är det dags för kommuner, civila sektorn och näringslivet att lyfta blicken och gå vidare. Mer än någonsin är det viktigt att ta individuellt ansvar för att bygga goda förutsättningar för samarbete. Socialt entreprenörskap kan visa vägen.

Det är lätt att tappa modet ibland. Speciellt efter stora händelser som Storbritanniens val att kliva av EU-samarbetet. Varför ska vi försöka när andra ändå hoppar av? Men det är just i sådana situationer som vi behöver individer som inte nöjer sig med status quo, som inte finner sig i orättvisor och som själva tar tag i samarbeten för att lösa samhällsutmaningar.

På SE Forum arbetar vi i Sverige och utomlands med att lösa samhällsutmaningar genom entreprenörskap. Vi stöttar och utbildar sociala entreprenörer, agerar förmedlare med näringsliv och trycker på för att socialt entreprenörskap ska bli en given del i samhället.

För oss är det därför självklart att samarbete behövs, mellan sektorer, inom EU och utanför. Vi känner dagligen av övertygelsen hos våra entreprenörer om hur de förbättrar situationen för sin omgivning. Det är den övertygelsen som vi gång på gång ser ger resultat, och de bästa resultaten kommer när samarbete sker över sektor- och landsgränser.

Låt mig ge tre goda exempel:

I förra veckan besökte mina kollegor en av våra sociala entreprenörer, Elsa Marie D’Silva, i Indien. Efter återkommande rapporter om våldtäkter, sexuella trakasserier och överfall i New Delhi bestämde hon sig för att själv ta tag i problemet. Via en webb-baserad app, Safecity, samlar hon in kvinnors rapporteringar av sexuellt våld och överfall för att skapa så kallade hot spots som analyseras för att visa på mönster och trender för polis och kommuner att agera utifrån.

Ett utmärkt exempel på hur ny teknik, blandat med entreprenörskapsanda och [...]

Bridging the gap – from Lund to India

Last week SE Forum had the privilege of being partners to a summit called The Bridge in Lund, Sweden. The theme was “pushing humanity forward by linking science and business”. It was a fascinating collection of people there and I, for one, met with several players which otherwise would be have been hard to meet, and even harder to engage in in-depth conversations.

The summit aimed to be the bridge between science and business to advance humanity. While this was happening in Lund two of my colleagues were out on their own adventures, following up on how our Accelerator participants from last year are doing. That could be viewed as a disconnect perhaps? National and international players in science and business all gathered in Lund in the west while our social entrepreneurs are working for change in low-income countries elsewhere. However, I would argue the opposite. This was actually a great example of how the bridge can function as discussed at the summit. Because during my time at the event it became clear to me that I was talking about our social entrepreneurs as the solutions to the gap between business and science. In fact, our social entrepreneurs are the real building blocks of the bridge. They’re championing the development of technology to push humanity forward, and they are doing it using business principles.

Take one of the entrepreneurs who my colleague visited for example, Elsa Marie D’Silva. Her Safecity platform aggregates crowd-sourced data of sexual harassment and violence into hot spots, performing analytics and uses the location trends to engage local police and government to improve public safety. It’s been so successful that it recently won 3rd prize in the Intercultural Innovation Award, by the [...]

Become a mentor to our SE Entrepreneurs!

Do you want to be a mentor for one of our social entrepreneurs and be a part of their journey towards success?

We are running our SE Outreach Accelerator in April 2016 and we are looking for suitable mentors for our 8 participants. Are you interested in helping them develop their skills and overcome their challenges?

Please send an e-mail to marie.dahllof@se-forum.se with your contact details and a brief description of who you are.

Read more about 2016’s participants here.

Click here (link)  to download more information on what it means to be a mentor.

February 16th, 2016|News, Uncategorized|0 Comments|

Vi söker en ny kassör!

SE Forum (Social Entrepreneurship Forum) är en NGO som främst arbetar för att stödja sociala entreprenörer i Sverige och runt om i världen. Vi ser till att samhällsinnovatörer får rätt stöd för att ta sin affärsidé ut i världen och få den att fungera för att skapa en bättre värld. Vi har funnits i drygt 10 år och nu vill vi expandera rejält.

Emma som har varit exceptionell som kassör kommer nu gå vidare så vi behöver någon som kan ta hennes plats. Rollen som kassör innebär att du sköter det ekonomiska i vår verksamhet och kanske är det du! Du blir även en del av SE Forums styrelse, vilket innebär att du har stor påverkan och är med och leder föreningens strategiska verksamhet.

 

Vem är du?

En glad och social person som är ordningsam och vågar ta plats. Du är bekväm med att prata och skriva på engelska och du har arbetat med  ekonomi/redovisning. Du är proaktiv och är lösningsorienterad.

 

Vad kommer du att göra som kassör på SE Forum?

Som kassör gäller det att du verkligen kan ekonomi och redovisning. Vi är lite av en komplex arbetsplats då vi är en NGO, och jobbar mycket med projektredovisning då vi löpande gör ekonomiska rapporter, budgetavstämningar osv gentemot våra finansiärer. Vi har i dagsläget en extern byrå som sköter löpande bokföring och löner men du bör ha en stor förståelse kring och kunskap inom redovisning då du kommer vara den som är kontaktperson och samordnar ekonomin och redovisningen. Vi omfattas också av revisionsplikt så du kommer också ha stöd av och kontakt med vår revisor.

Därför ser vi gärna att du kan checka av följande punkter:

 Du har erfarenhet av att ha lite olika ansvarsområden på en ekonomiavdelning. I denna tjänst kommer du agera firmatecknare och ansvara gentemot vår [...]

February 8th, 2016|News, Uncategorized|0 Comments|

SE Forum visits social entrepreneurs in Jordan

In the beginning of 2015, SE Forum partnered with Global Platforms and ActionAid Arab Region Initiative in Jordan, to promote social entrepreneurship in and around the country. Staff members from SE Forum conducted a “Training of Trainers” in Amman, where 12 local trainers were equipped with skills to support social entrepreneurs in the region.
In November we visited them in Amman to see what had happened after we last met. Since April this year they have trained 47 social entrepreneurs from scratch and many of them have already started their operations.

All of the entrepreneurs work in teams. One group call their enterprise Nabta wa Tanaka (which means “plant in a can”). They collect large, used tin cans and buckets and plant herbs and vegetables in them using egg shells as organic fertilizer. After decorating the cans in beautiful patterns they sell them to people in their community at a cheap price.

Many people in Jordan use mint leaves in their tea, so instead of having to go to the store every day to buy fresh leaves they can pick them from the plant in the tin can which will last them much longer and cost them less. Nabta wa Tanaka are also looking at selling the cans at a higher price to the artsy cafes and restaurants around Amman.

Their vision is that every household in Amman will grow their own vegetables on their roof and that organic food will be accessible for everyone, no matter what their level of income is.

So far SE trainings have been held in Jordan and Lebanon. Next year Global Platforms will expand their social entrepreneurship trainings in the region to also include Tunisia and Egypt.

We wish them the best of luck and [...]

December 14th, 2015|News, Uncategorized|0 Comments|

SE Bar – Your Entrepreneurial Life with Gregg Vanourek

What’s your vision of the good life? How do you want to live? What’s the right work for you? What do you want to be remembered for? Based on the book Life Entrepreneurs co-authored by Christopher Gergen, Gregg Vanourek will keynote our SE Bar on Tuesday, 12 May. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear the powerful, uplifting and memorable message from a renowned author and changemaker.

When and where?

12 May, 18:00-21:00 (doors open at 18:00)

Impact Hub Stockholm. Riddargatan 17D, 3rd floor

Admission – 100 SEK

Raffle – 50SEK per line

Registration Form – Membership

Providing us with your phone number will help us follow up if there is any problem with your membership registration

April 23rd, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

Applications are now open for SE Outreach Accelerator 2015!

Are you leading a project or an enterprise that is benefiting developing communities? Are you passionate about making the world a better place? Do you have the ambition to make your project/enterprise financially sustainable? Take the next step by applying to the SE Outreach Accelerator!
Right-click the buttons below and select “save link as” to download

The SE Outreach Accelerator is an exciting 8 week program that takes place in Stockholm, Sweden (between April 13th-June 5th, 2015). It is a capacity-building program that is designed to equip the participants with entrepreneurial skills to enable them to scale up their impact and accelerate their growth, thereby creating a multiplier effect of the positive impact they are having.

Don’t miss this opportunity of a lifetime!

For more information about the program and how to apply, please click here.

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    Call for applications to SE Forum Internship Program Autumn 2014

Call for applications to SE Forum Internship Program Autumn 2014

Social Entrepreneurship Forum (SE Forum) is a Swedish based non-profit organization, founded in 2004. SE Forum consist of a network of people working to promote, inspire and empower social entrepreneurs and those interested in the field and is currently run by a Board of Directors as well as two staff members. We are now looking for one or two interns for the fall of 2014, who will preferably be able to work full-time.

Since 2011 SE Forum has received funding from SIDA to implement an Outreach program, aiming to support entrepreneurs in Sweden and abroad who seek to address complex problems in development countries. The Outreach program is currently the primary focus of SE Forum. The most significant component of Outreach is the “SE Outreach Accelerator” that was launched in April of 2012. The Accelerator provides enterprises with important resources, tools and skill sets during an intense 8-week period through seminars, workshops and individual coaching sessions.
ABOUT THE INTERNSHIP
As an intern for SE Forum you will be involved in the daily operations of SE Forum in general, and of the SE Outreach Program in particular. The internship will involve a broad spectrum of tasks, including event coordination and administration, with a particular focus on web-development and internal and external communication. The intern will work together with and report to SE Forum’s Program Director.

The intern’s responsibilities will include:

Maintain and develop SE Forum’s profile on the web, including various forms of social media.
Assist in the project design process of SE Forums new program activities.
Assist in the recruitment process of entrepreneurs for the Outreach Accelerator-program.
Help design marketing material both for print and digital media.
Plan and organize events and seminars that aim to promote [...]