Archive for July, 2011

How do you measure SROI at a social enterprise garden party?

On Friday, 1st July, over 200 LEYF staff – now spread across Barking & Dagenham, Camden, Tower Hamlets and Westminster – came together in the beautiful garden of our Carlton Hill community nursery to celebrate our achievements in building a better future for London’s children, by providing excellent childcare to 1500 children each year.  It was […]

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Childhood futures in Dublin’s fair city

This week I went to visit Dara Hogan at Fledglings Nurseries, part of An Cosán, a community organisation and charity in Tallaght, Co Dublin.  I was accompanied by Heather Fernandez, our lead Research Associate on social franchising, scaling and replication, with Middlesex University. The term franchising freaks many people out because they associate it with aggressive, profit-focused […]

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