So what would be the point of all SeCo’s incredible advocacy if we didn’t measure our impact? In order to ensure that we spark tangible, meaningful change, we go to great lengths to determine our impact. And we’re not just looking at conference attendance, or increased revenues to social enterprises; we want to know how many lives we’ve impacted over the long term. After all, that’s what it’s all about.
OUR 2015 SUCCESS STORIES.
In trimester one, 2015, SeCo led a disruptive social media campaign to persuade on-campus cafes to switch to Thankyou water. We did this by building a ground-swell of support from Deakin University students, who raced to social media to spread the campaign. Just two weeks in, and many tweets later, four prominent establishments had made the switch, resulting in an annual increased revenue of approximately $70,000 to the Thankyou group.
Numbers are great, but how many people did this movement impact and in what way? With 100% of profits from the sale of Thankyou water supporting the work of Water Aid, SeCo’s campaign has provided 400 more people in developing countries access to clean drinking water, not just for a day, but for the rest of their lives.
Dan Poole and the team at Crepes for Change spin delicious crepes to to tackle youth homelessness. SeCo has a bit of a crush on Dan, for at just 21 he took a sabbatical from his Law degree to crowd-fund to equip a crepe van to train disadvantaged youth in hospitality skills. It’s a totally gorgeous pink and aqua, full of young changemakers itching to make a difference, and often at Deakin satisfying the sweet-tooth’s of students. In 2015, Crepes on Campus helped Dan and the team raise $1200 profit, of which, 100% will go towards hospitality training initiatives for disadvantaged youth. Yipeee!
We’ve launched our latest campaign #clickfortrees – let’s platn 10 000 trees in one semester! Be part of the difference and join the campaign, the best part is that you can each individually count trees as your browse the interner!
WHAT STUDENTS SAY
In 2015, SeCo held two conferences, bringing together over 100 students to hear from social entrepeneours who have already started their journey. We’ve heard from young visionaries including Elliot Costello (YGAP), Dan Flynn (Thankyou), and Dan Poole (CrepesforChange), just to name a few.
100% of students said they:
Better understood social entrepeneurship
Are keen to attend future events
Would recommend the conference
“It was the best event I’ve been to at Deakin, and I’ve been to quite a few”
“Thank you for organising such a marvelous event! Extremely inspiring. Speakers were awesome, great catering and great organisation!”