What We Do
Our strategy focuses on four pillars
We listen actively to the needs of our members
We champion for the sector and our members
We advocate for equality of supports by the State
We represent the sector both nationally and internationally
We increase awareness and understanding of social enterprise
We demonstrate the value to Ireland’s economy and society
We tell and celebrate our stories
We share and signpost information important to social enterprises
We guide social enterprises based on their needs
We identify and seek to close gaps in support structures
We share national and international best practice
We build connections and facilitate networks within and outside the sector
We work with local and national Government to implement the policy
We will establish all-Ireland approach to social enterprise development
We engage with E.U., OECD, SE World Forum and other relevant international bodies
We develop partnerships with the private sector
We work collaboratively with all support organisations
Our vision is for Ireland to have a world class
environment for social enterprises to thrive.
Our mission is to champion for the sector, and our members, representing and promoting our collective voice nationally and internationally
We always act in the best interest of our members and the social enterprise sector.
We are passionate about social enterprise and act with courage to bring about change in the sector.
We are approachable and welcoming to social enterprises, ensuring they feel safe to share their ideas, experiences and challenges with us.
We have a bias towards action and making an impact for our members and the sector.
We believe in the wisdom of people who are living social enterprise every day. We will always have a majority of practitioners on our board and take proactive steps to be informed and guided by our members.
We understand the wide variety of people and organisations who will contribute to social enterprise fulfilling it’s potential in Ireland. We will work together in the best interests of our members and the sector.
We will learn from the latest experience and knowledge regarding social enterprise around the world. We will connect and build relationships with international organisations, to ensure we are bringing best practice to Ireland.
We will be open to the diverse forms and sizes of social enterprises that exist in Ireland and be a champion for people from all backgrounds who are in the sector.