Working to remove systemic constraints on social enterprise development
We believe in the work that jobs-focused social enterprises are doing on the ground each and every day in their communities. It’s not easy running a business that employs the overlooked and underserved in a sector that sits outside mainstream policy (in most jurisdictions). We want to use our advocacy efforts to make it easier for work-integrated social enterprises (WISE) to scale and grow their impact.
That’s why our team is involved in advocacy, to put the WISE sector on the map so that it receives the policy and financial support that it deserves. The White Box Enterprises team works with other sector development organisations, universities and governments to advocate for appropriate systems and services to support the growth of jobs-focused social enterprises. Our advocacy is driven by our learnings working with social enterprises doing the hard yards.
We cant be across everything, we are leading on two areas at the moment. The development of Australia’s first Social Enterprise Payment by Outcomes pilot, which will see social enterprises getting paid for the work they do in supporting those excluded from the mainstream labour market, to maintain a job in a social enterprise and to potentially transition into a mainstream job.
We are also co-hosting the Social Enterprise World Forum (SEWF ) in Brisbane, a once in a decade opportunity to shine a light on social enterprise in Australia. SEWF has allowed us to engage with government, policy makers, funders and the sector through a galvanising event that will create a lasting legacy of change in Australian social enterprise.
You can see more about our specific advocacy work below.
CASE STUDY 1
Getting paid for jobs you create – social enterprises and Payment by Outcome Mechanisms
White Box Enterprises CEO, Luke Terry, has been at the helm of significant advocacy work regarding Payment by Outcome mechanisms. A relatively new concept, Payment by Outcome is focused on getting social enterprises paid for the work they do serving and supporting their communities.
CASE STUDY 2
White Box Enterprises is the proud host of the 2022 Social Enterprise World Forum.
Coming to Brisbane, Australia on September 28 & 29, SEWF 2022 promises to connect you with thousands of leading social entrepreneurs at the world’s largest social enterprise conversation.
Need more info about our Advocacy services?
Want to learn more about how White Box Enterprises can advocate for your social enterprise? Get in touch with our team today to find out more.
1/309 North Quay, Brisbane 4000
PO Box 590, Fortitude Valley 4006
Social Enterprise District
– Mt Gravatt
1030 Cavendish Rd,
Mount Gravatt 4122
White Box is always on the lookout for people that have social enterprise in their blood. We don’t have any positions open at the moment but we are always recruiting. Find out more.
Acknowledgement of Country
We are proud to work with social enterprises all over Australia. We acknowledge and pay our respects to the Traditional Owners of the land we work and live on, recognising that Sovereignty was never ceded. We pay our respects to the First People of this country, their culture and Elders past, present and emerging.