New Clore Social Venture Network launched for all Fellows
Call for participants, and expressions of interest to present to inaugural meeting
Tuesday 27 May, Paul Hamlyn Foundation, 4pm to 6pm
"We are setting up a new group – provisionally titled the Clore Social Venture Network – to serve as an opportunity for a number of Fellows to get together regularly (every six to eight weeks) to share our work with one another and to seek peer input and guidance on it. The three Fellows coming together to set up the group are all working independently on social ventures and recognise that it can be an isolating experience. Utilising the Clore Fellows network to leverage the experience, expertise and contacts between us could be mutually beneficial and will help in strengthening our respective projects. This may be an ideal opportunity to pitch your potential Clore Prize Fund project to seek to strengthen an application.
Our idea is to convene the inaugural group for a two hour session, at which up to three Fellows can present their projects in a short 5 minute presentation and the questions and issues on which we require support. The group will then have 20 minutes to bounce ideas around, make suggestions, offer critique etc. It would not be an Action Learning Set as such, as it will be more directional, but the ethos underlying it would be the same – peer learning/support. If there is an appetite to extend the initiative then three new people can present their projects at each session. There is no obligation to attend any subsequent sessions, and if you miss this session, then you can still attend future ones.
We have a date and venue for the inaugural session and are hoping to convene a group of between 6 to 12 Fellows – open to everyone, whether you are working independently like us, or are developing a new venture in an established organisation on which you are seeking input.
If you are interested in joining us, then please email David at firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm your attendance. Please flag up if you would like to present a project. We will choose presenters on a first come, first served basis, so do not hesitate to email us now!"
David (2013 Fellow), Tom (2013 Fellow) and Owen (2012 Fellow)