SUCCESS workshop by Ruth Daniel, CEO of In Place of War

On 21st May, Ruth Daniel, CEO of In Place of War, gave a talk to our SUCCESS programme.

In Place of War is a global organisation that uses creativity in places of conflict as a tool for positive change. They enable grassroots change-makers in music, theatre and across the arts to transform a culture of violence and suffering into hope, opportunity and freedom. They were a spinout from the University of Manchester and have operated in over 26 countries.

The session provided many practical insights into how to start and grow a social enterprise. Here we share a few of the highlights from Ruth’s talk.

From university to an independent organisation

Ruth outlined the practical steps involved in taking a marketable idea, based within a university, to a standalone venture – from establishing a board and where to set up, to marketing and the benefits of having a good mentor.

Fundraising for social enterprises

Ruth then highlighted the different potential sources of funding that ventures might look to tap into.

Impact and social enterprises

Ruth also looked at the importance of evaluating and documenting the impact of your organisation.

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