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Help design the ideal legal structure for social enterprises

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Help us design the ideal legal structure for social enterprises

The Centre for Social Impact Swinburne and Justice Connect are undertaking a research project that aims to understand the needs of social enterprises with respect to legal structures.

The project is using a co-design approach. Over 2 workshops, and using the latest co-design methodology, you will help develop prototypes for a new legal model.

The workshop dates are:

  • 13 October 2017 (at The Difference Incubator, 1/673 Bourke St, Melbourne CBD) from 9.30am to 1pm. This workshop will begin with a one hour education session on the legal issues involved in setting up a Social Enterprise delivered by experienced Not-for-profit Law lawyers. We will also break for morning tea (social enterprise sourced) so you can network with other entrepreneurs!
  • 27 October 2017 (at the Difference Incubator, Melbourne CBD) from 9.30am to 11.30am

We are seeking social enterprises at all stages of an organisational lifecycle, adopting all types of legal structures, and both not-for-profit and for-profit structures to participate in two workshops.

The objective of the workshops is to understand the challenges encountered by social enterprises making decisions regarding legal structures and then understanding what type of legal structures – including international models – suit the diverse needs of social enterprises. 

Should you be interested in participation please email us here! Please be quick - we have limited places available.

This project has approval of the Swinburne University Human Research Ethics Committee (Approval Number 2017/ 2017/210).

Kind regards,

Dr Michael Moran, Centre for Social Impact, Swinburne University

Rebecca McMahon, Director, Not-for-profit Law at Justice Connect