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Podcast: Animal Assisted Social Enterprise with Kathryn Kimbley

Kathryn Kimbley is pursuing a PhD studying nascent social entrepreneurs, in addition to running her own animal assisted therapy social enterprise called HumAnimaCIC. She is based in the Midlands in the United Kingdom.

She spoke about her personal story of getting into social enterprise, what it looks like for people to participate in animal assisted therapy, and how social enterprises might be able to incorporate animals into their operations. We also talked about the gaps between academics and practitioners, and the lack of a solid definition of social enterprise.

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Podcast: A National Network of Collaboration with Mike Toye

Mike Toye is the Executive Director of the Canadian Community Economic Development Network (CCED-Net). Through his work, he attempts to bring together diverse perspectives on Community Economic Development and share successful innovations across the national community.

I got a chance to speak with him while attending the CCED-Net Manitoba Gathering, a national conference where CED academics and practitioners get together and share ideas and perspectives.

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Podcast: Teresa Prokopanko - Community Based Social Marketing

Community Based Social Marketing (CBMS) is a system for promoting ideas and advocating within groups of people. It has been used by advocacy agencies to understand where their efforts are most likely to produce the results they are looking for, and whether people are likely to respond positively towards their initiatives.

Teresa Prokopanko is the Composting Coordinator for Green Action Centre in Winnipeg. In this episode she explains how small organizations can use CBSM practices as a framework for their impact campaigns.

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Podcast: Organizational Incentives and Structures with Frank Atnikov

Frank Atnikov is the program coordinator of Social Enterprise Manitoba, an initiative of CCED-Net Manitoba. He helps connect social enterprises with resources to help them with developing their business, and coaching them through the stages of starting and growing a social enterprise.

In this episode of Strategy Made Simple, Frank walks us through a different definition of social enterprising, how to align the incentives within an organization with desired outcomes, and when it might not be a good idea to start a social enterprise.

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Podcast: Siloh Moses - Aligning Business With Impact

On this episode of the Strategy Made Simple podcast, I interviewed Siloh Moses and we spoke about how to align your business operations with your desired impact. More specifically, we spoke about how to find out what kind of impact your business should pursue, and how to amplify the existing impact you are creating.

Siloh Moses is the founder behind WeWin360, a social good consulting agency. His book Better Than This is available on Amazon.

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Podcast: Caryn Birch - Non-Profit Supported Startup

RaY or Resource assistance for Youth is a non-profit based in Winnipeg, Manitoba that helps youth get into the workforce. They use several social enterprises to provide workforce training for their Level Up program. Caryn Birch is the manager of their newest social startup: Level Up: Gift and Thrift.

Caryn walks us through some of the steps that were involved with setting up a new social enterprise, and what challenges are to be expected for anyone who is thinking about starting a social startup.

Gift and Thrift is a gift shop stocked with artists' works and thrift shop for the downtown community. It is based on the Graham Mall, the main transit hub for the city, just four blocks from the Winnipeg Jets' Bell MTS place.

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Podcast: Matthew Rempel: What is Social Entrepreneurship

This episode features Matthew Rempel as he explains some of the basic aspects of social entrepreneurship and social enterprise. He explains how social entrepreneurs think about how they solve problems through their businesses, and how you might be able to take some of the concepts they're using and apply them to your work, whether you're with a social enterprise or not.

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If you want to do marketing for your social enterprise with confidence, and develop your business for greater impact, please contact me, and we'll build better business together.

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Podcast: Growth and Social Enterprise

What do people in the social enterprise sphere think about business growth? I've asked 5 of my previous guests how they think about growth and how that impacts the way their organizations operate.

Guests include:

Carinna Rosales - SEED Winnipeg, an employment focused non-profit

Yacine Bara - Changewealth, a wealth management social enterprise

Philip Mikulec - Peg City Car Coop, a car sharing co-op

Sarah Leeson-Klym - Canadian Community Economic Development Network, a community industry network and advocacy group

Brendan Reimer - Assiniboine Credit Union, a for profit credit union.

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Podcast: Systems of Leadership Development with Carinna Rosales

Carinna Rosales is the Co-Executive Director of SEED Winnipeg. She helps clients develop businesses to work their way out of poverty.

Carinna works at helping to build systems to teach leadership to potential business operators. Her main goal is to help clients build a stable income that can provide for them and their families, while working through the local markets.

We also speak about some of the big challenges of businesses and non-profits that seek to make an impact, and where the leaders of social enterprise movements around the world are likely to come from.

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Podcast: Mobility Collaboration with Philip Mikulec

Philip Mikulec is the operations manager of the Peg City Car Co-op. They provide hub based car sharing in the Winnipeg downtown area. We spoke about how financial capital can be difficult to raise for social enterprise and co-ops, and how we might begin to build systemic source of capital. We also spoke about how the Canadian shared mobility industry is actively collaborative in trying to find solutions to their shared problems.

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Podcast: Banking on Social Change with Brendan Reimer

My guest today is Brendan Reimer, and he is the Strategic Partner of Values-Based Banking with Assiniboine Credit Union.

Over the course of our conversation, he made sure to explain how important the individual is in the process of making change. No change happens without individual people deciding that they are going to make a difference, however big or small that difference is.

He then explained how he is able to help people reach a place where they are able to help others through the use of the banking system.

Listen to the episode to find out more about how being a Co-Op changes how ACU operates, and how they help people who are normally excluded from banking.

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Podcast: Yacine Bara's Financial Planning Against Poverty

Yacine Bara is the founder of Winnipeg based ChangeWealth, a financial planning social enterprise. They are working to provide an alternative source of income for social impact organizations. We had the chance to speak about how social enterprise can work towards finding better sources of capital to fund their operations, and how social enterprise must be able to function as a business to achieve their social goals.

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