The Dragonfly Collective officially opened our doors to the world on 1 March 2012 and celebrates nine months as a social venture as we approach Christmas and the New Year. We have been honoured to work with a number of people and organisations in the not-for-profit and social enterprise sector. Read more
Over December we wanted to share case studies of social innovation and community engagement that we’ve been involved with to inspire local change-makers and their organisations to embrace new ways of addressing disadvantage and injustice. Our next story centres on a food co-op in a housing estate. Read more
As announced in our last blog, The Dragonfly Collective is dedicating December to blogs showcasing real-life practical examples of tangible social innovations that we’ve been involved with. Our next example is from a time when the words ‘social innovation’ were not yet in common use. Read more
We read quite a few blogs and discussions on various sites and have found that there is a vein of cynicism and criticism out there – especially amongst some well entrenched critics of everything to do with anything someone else is doing that does not fit with their narrow view of what social innovation, social enterprise, civil society, charity, social entrepreneurship – we could go on – might be.
Maybe it’s that December is here (‘tis the season to be . . . positive?), but at The Dragonfly Collective we are going to dedicate December and January to positive blogs about real-life practical examples of tangible innovation that the team at The Dragonfly Collective have been directly involved with. Examples that provide hope and opportunity, address evidence-based need in a new way and provide a solution to an ongoing social problem. Read more