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Opportunity-Creating Social Enterprises

'People Can' Focuses on Building Strong Communities

— March 9, 2012 — Social Good
Launched in October of last year, People Can used to be known as Novas Scarman, and stems from a 2008 partnership between Scarman Trust, Path National and Novas Overtures.

"Our services address issues including domestic abuse, homelessness, offending and help to build stronger communities," the charity and social enterprise writes on their Facebook page. "We help fund our work through our own social enterprises and we also support people to campaign and speak out about the issues affecting them."

The actual services range from employment training and campaigning to community support and advocacy initiatives. Because People Can is part charity and part social enterprise, their revenue-generating projects include an arts and entertainment venue, translation services and training products, which create an independent source to further invest in the communities that matter.

Contact Information
People Can website
People Can on Facebook
People Can on Twitter
People Can on Vimeo
Trend Themes
1. Social Enterprise - Opportunity to integrate revenue-generating projects with a social mission to address community issues.
2. Community Support - Opportunity to provide advocacy initiatives and support services to build stronger communities.
3. Revenue Diversification - Opportunity to generate income through diverse projects such as arts and entertainment venues, translation services, and training products.
Industry Implications
1. Nonprofit Sector - Disruptive innovation opportunity for nonprofits to create sustainable revenue streams and address community needs through social enterprises.
2. Social Services - Disruptive innovation opportunity for social service organizations to expand their services beyond traditional programs and incorporate revenue-generating projects.
3. Arts and Entertainment - Disruptive innovation opportunity for the arts and entertainment industry to partner with social enterprises and contribute to community development.
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