To which the short answer is "far too much to put in one post". So I'm taking the easy / sensible way out, and posting up a load of the most interesting and relevant links during the last month that have passed through the inbox / twitter / etc Hopefully they are for you too.
Charities Evaluation Service: strategy Useful, short guide to implementing strategy
Demos | Publications (SROI etc) Demos report on Measuring Social Value (pdf)
Getlegal Legal Structures advice + decision-making website for charities, social enterprise etc from NCVO et al
- Greater Manchester Endorses FranchisingWorks Project | The Shaftesbury Partnership Interesting franchising project set to take off in Manchester
The science to Big Soc(k)s. « Peter Holbrook's Blog Peter Holbrook's latest take on Big Society, drawing on his Gillingham experience
Dan Pallotta on "misfit entrepreneurs" - Leadership :: Real Business - The Champion of UK Enterprise Vulnerability as the key characteristic of entrepreneurs?
- Sparkbox New London social enterprise venue / event space from SSE Fellow James Greenshields' Media for Development
Riverside market garden - local food for Cardiff Amazing Riverside Market Garden initiative from SSE Fellow Steve Garrett: buy shares!
Interview: Andrew Haigh - Third Sector Article on Coutts' new social enterprise advisory service, including SSE
Schumpeter: Profiting from non-profits | The Economist Economist article on what business can learn from charity
Is the British middle class an endangered species? | UK news | The Guardian Alison Ogden Newton of SEL in middle-class Guardian piece
The Daily Networker » Blog Archive » Exploring the Big Society Good round up of Big Society thus far from Oli Barrett
We need a new name for the coalition’s idea of localism: New Start Centrally-directed localism? Critical comment from Julian Dobson
World's largest reuse network launches with £8m funding | Social Enterprise Great new reuse and recycling initiative in London, led by SSE's former Director of Learning Matthew Thomson
Health secretary challenges ‘narrow’ definition of social enterprise | Social Enterprise Definition debates anew (sector yawns)
Beyond definitions - building a social future | Growing Business Coutts / Growing Business lunch discussion on social entrepreneurs
Yunus to star in The Simpsons | Social Enterprise Looking forward to Homer being entrusted with a loan....for beer and donuts?
Six New Rules for Social Enterprise Start-ups | Social Enterprise US advice for #socent start-ups