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Celebrating 40 Years of the CEIS Group

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On 3rd April 1984, a group of visionaries came together to establish Strathclyde Community Business (SCB, Ltd), laying the foundation for what would become a driving force in Scotland’s social enterprise sector. Fast forward to today, and CEIS, now known as Community Enterprise in Scotland, has blossomed into a group of social enterprises, all with […]

Delivering a Social Return On Investment Impact Evaluation

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If you want to quantify the social impact of your work, but don’t know how to start, this guide is for you. It dives into the process of measuring Social Return on Investment (SROI) and why it is a crucial component of measuring your organisation’s social impact. This guide is prepared by Social Value Lab, […]

CEIS Group’s EDI journey

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Making a Scotland a better place to live and work is our mission, and that includes making our society a more inclusive place. In order to do that we need to lead by example. That’s why we’ve been working on making our business more inclusive. We sat down with Executive Operations Manager Jo Seagrave to […]

What Is the Social Enterprise Census and Why Does it Matter?

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If you’re involved in the social enterprise sector in Scotland, you’ll have likely heard of the Social Enterprise Census. But what is it exactly, and why is it important for the sector and its stakeholders? In this blog post, we will explain what the census is, who uses it, what it is used for, and […]

What is Just Enterprise?

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With the fourth iteration of the Just Enterprise programme now officially launched, we thought it would be a good time to take a look at what it offers and how it is evolving to deliver the impactful support modern-day social enterprises need to flourish. What is Just Enterprise? Just Enterprise is the go-to source of […]

Saving Time Through Workflow Automation & Streamlining Our Processes

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Introducing a new Customer Relationship Management (CRM) tool to any organisation can be a complicated task. However, with the right tool, you can streamline your business processes and improve relationships with your customers. At CEIS we have been working on our own internal Business Improvement project and as part of this, we have introduced a […]

Community Asset Transfer: Empowering Communities

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Many communities often struggle with the loss of services and isolation due to a lack of infrastructure and support, and this is often felt most acutely in small and rural communities.  However, community asset transfer can be a game changer, helping them take control of their destiny by acquiring and running local assets such as […]

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