Social enterprise collaboration during a crisis
Duration: 61 Minutes
During a crisis situation such as the COVID-19 pandemic, collaboration is more important than ever in addressing social and environmental challenges.
Collaboration can help social enterprises access funding or contracts, deliver services that they may not have the capability or capacity to deliver alone, reach wider geographical markets, and make financial savings through shared overheads and staff.
There are many untapped opportunities for social enterprises in Australia to collaborate. In this video we talk to three leaders in the field, each offering a unique perspective on collaboration:
Intro / overview by Social Traders
Social Traders’ Head of Marketing & Communications, Tara Anderson, shares insights on the collective impact approach in the UK.
STREAT CEO Bec Scott talks about Moving Feast, a collaborative project of Victorian food social enterprises rising out of the COVID-19 pandemic. The collaboration covers all areas of the food system from growing, storage, cooking, distribution, and education. Bec shares the journey of Moving Feast and the key lessons learnt for social enterprises when collaborating at this scale.
Matt Pfahlert, Co-Founder & CEO, Australian Centre for Rural Entrepreneurship shares an example of regional cross-sector collaboration that saw the development of an online retail platform for businesses forced to close their retail outlets during the COVID-19 pandemic.