Social Enterprise Australia

Building a Shared Direction for Social Enterprise in Australia

2022: The year saw the launch of Social Enterprise Australia – Australia’s new peak body for connecting the social enterprise sector to plan, act and learn together, an important milestone in the process of developing a national strategy for the sector.

We supported this national effort through sector- wide co-design with representatives from social enterprises; a range of intermediary organisations (e.g. academic and research organisations); investors; philanthropic groups; government; and NGOs, as well as important state and national networks. We did online workshops with hundreds of voices to shape a shared vision, mission, and values; sense-making workshops; surveys to canvass reactions and modifications for emerging directions; focus groups with engaged individuals to deeply explore what it might mean to work together; and development of organisational infrastructure for the new national peak body.