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Infographic: Sage guide to the Business Model Canvas

This is a pretty pithy summary of the Business Model Canvas from sage. It’s short, clear and practical. See the links above for more information or drop me a line with questions or comments if you’d rather speak to a person.   Read more »

Published: June 19, 2018.

Red Ochre client wins the 2018 Queen’s Award for Innovation

Ben Williams, founder and MD of Magmatech, will collect his prestigious Queen’s Award for Innovation award later in the year. Magmatech designs and produces energy efficient products for the buildings trades and sells them globally. Red Ochre has been supporting Magmatech for the last 18 months with strategy, marketing, growth and financial advice. Read more »

Published: May 24, 2018.

Helping social enterprise in Syria

Uday ran a 7 day social enterprise Bootcamp for a group of 18 Syrian social entrepreneurs in Beirut in March. The Syrian social entrepreneurs are attempting to tackle major problems under extremely difficult conditions. Demonstrating immense courage, resilience and enterprise the participants were tackling diverse issues such as supporting traumatised children to improve their lives, establishing centres to skill up young people, capacity building community groups and establishing a nationwide community legal services. Other projects included helping to launch and support app based businesses to create employment and opportunities in Syria. Supported by the British Council the Bootcamp explored concepts Read more »

Published: May 24, 2018.

Social Enterprise in Tunisia

There is a growth of interest in social enterprise in Tunisia. A country buffeted by a seismic political change and a collapse of its tourist industry – many entrepreneurs are taking it upon themselves to start solving social issues in a sustainable way. In March a group of 17 social entrepreneurs, academics and supporters got together to define what social enterprise could do for Tunisia and how the movement could be managed and supported better. The group also want to influence politicians in understanding and supporting social enterprise. The group agreed an action plan to engage more practitioners, academics and Read more »

Published: May 24, 2018.

Updated Red Ochre privacy policy

Our promise to you as Red Ochre is that we will only use your data to help us provide the right experience for you as a customer We’ll protect your data as if it’s our own We’ll always respect your choices on what we do with your data and how we contact you We’ll only keep it as long as necessary To read all of our privacy policy please click here. Read more »

Published: May 24, 2018.

Infographic: Three strategies for organic growth

This is an interesting graphic that summarises three strategies for organic growth in an organisation. For the full article see “Building an engine for growth that funds itself” at McKinsey.   Source: McKinsey Read more »

Published: May 21, 2018.

Cultivation Primer from NFP Library

Cultivation-Primer is is an interesting ebook freely available from Nonprofit Library. It’s purpose is to help nonprofits build (cultivate) key relationships with grant funders. There’s some interesting narrative, worksheets and templates. Definitely worth a look. Source: Nonprofit Library Read more »

Published: April 5, 2018.

Infographic: The 3 R’s of fundraising

This infographic (Mastering the 3 R’s of grant seeking – research, relationships, writing) from NotForProfitLibrary is a great summary of the fundamentals of preparing and writing funding bids. For more information visit NotForProfitLibrary Source:  (c) Diane H. Leonard Read more »

Published: March 29, 2018.

Infographic: SEO trends and ranking factors for 2018

There are numerous factors that affect the Google ranking of a website. That makes getting a good listing hard enough, but to make matters worse the rules are constantly changing. This summary from blogkens is a great primer for the year ahead. Read more »

Published: January 5, 2018.

AI takeover

Here’s an interesting graphic of what some experts think we can expect from AI as it develops.Source: Technology review Read more »

Published: January 4, 2018.

Infographic: Social enterprise questions

Here are the top 79 auto suggestions from Bing and Google for  questions about social enterprise. Source: Answer the Public  Read more »

Published: December 22, 2017.

WeAlmaty

Almaty, Kazakhstan’s largest city, has established a WeAlmaty Challenge Fund aimed at groups of people who develop ideas for social initiatives. The fund will provide seed funding to help groups test out ideas for social impact in Almaty. A group of female facilitators visited London during November to better understand social initiatives and models of support provided in the UK, facilitated by the British Council. Read more »

Published: December 19, 2017.

Congratulations to SenSat

On Tuesday 21st November SenSat, friend and occasional client of Red Ochre, launched a photo essay book called “A snapshot in time: Photographs and stories from a year in SenSat Operations”. Many of the photos are captured from SenSat’s automated drone surveying platform Mapp and are spectacular. If you can get a copy of the book you won’t be disappointed.     Read more »

Published: November 23, 2017.

Social Enterprise in Kazakhstan

Uday ran a successful Train the Trainer Social Enterprise Bootcamp for 20 existing and potential consultants and trainers in Atyrau, Kazakhstan during October. The city near the Caspian Sea has experienced considerable growth because of the energy sources being exploited nearby. A growing interest in Social Enterprise has resulted in a number of initiatives in the country. The Bootcamp, part of a continuing support programme funded by Chevron and managed by the British Council, will establish a cohort of experts to support entrepreneurs and projects. Read more »

Published: November 23, 2017.

MeWe360

Long term friend and occasional client Kevin Osborne has managed an incredible achievement. MeWe360, which he launched in 2013, aims to help entrepreneurs from BAME backgrounds. Now based in two buildings in Soho Square, London, MeWe360 provides work space, mentoring and introductions to potential investors to those entrepreneurs. There are 2 wings to MeWe360, a charity arm and a social enterprise. The project has recently received just over £1m in funding from the Arts Impact Fund, supported by NESTA and the Arts Council England as well as other funders. Kevin wants to ensure that BAME entrepreneurs, particularly in music and Read more »

Published: November 21, 2017.