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FairShares Survey 2015

Have you heard, read, shared, discussed or used any material related to the FairShares Model?   If you have, we would very much like to hear your reflections. The survey above is the first annual survey that we have conducted about the use of FairShares IP. If you want to participate in the survey, ‘click […] Read more

Dec, 07, 2015

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The FairShares Association Opens a Loomio Group for Public Debate

The FairShares Association has opened a Community Forum on Loomio that anyone can join. After the first FairShares Association conference, members established a Loomio group to experiment with online collaborative decision-making.  Nine months on, members have got used to taking decisions online.  Recently, it was proposed that we should open a ‘Community Forum’ to engage […] Read more

Apr, 01, 2015

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FairShares contributes to ‘World Class’ Impact at Sheffield Business School

On the 18th December the UK’s Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 results were published.  Sheffield Hallam University as a whole did well, rising 24 places in the national league tables, and securing ‘world class’ and ‘internationally excellent’ status for more than half of the research outputs it submitted.  It is now 5th in a league […] Read more

Dec, 21, 2014

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Adrian Ashton, FairShares Supporter, Wins Global Award

Adrian Ashton, a supporter of FairShares since mid-2014, has been awarded the 2014 ‘best in sector’ award at the Sectors Success Awards organised by www.dealdfeed-intl.com in partnership with Bureau Van Duk.  Adrian has been a committed supporter of social enterprise for many years and is a regular speaker as charity, co-operative and social enterprise events. […] Read more

Dec, 21, 2014

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Video Introduction to the FairShares Model on Loomio

A new video has been posted to YouTube to introduce members and supporters to a new Loomio Group that sets out how to apply the FairShares Model to both existing associations, co-operatives and companies as well as organisations incorporated using a FairShares constitution. The Loomio Group ‘FairShares Model Enterprise (Example)‘ enables you to examine how […] Read more

Nov, 23, 2014

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The Dragons’ Apprentice: a social enterprise novel

Following a members-supporters vote on Loomio, The FairShares Association has entered into an agreement to co-publish The Dragons’ Apprentice with founder Rory Ridley-Duff.  The association and the author will share the royality income from the new novel equally. The Dragons’ Apprentice is a biting satire about two popular reality TV shows on business.  The back cover states: “Fast […] Read more

Nov, 12, 2014

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Doncaster Councillor Kevin Rodgers argues for FairShares

In this article, Doncaster Councillor Kevin Rodgers argues for the use of FairShares to protect community assets and prevent their wholesale sell-off to unaccountable private companies. The familiar refrain over the past four years about local government finances is that Councils face the toughest financial settlement in a decade/lifetime/generation with the word ‘unprecedented’ bandied around […] Read more

Jul, 07, 2014

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FairShares Association provides IP for a Co-operative and Social Enterprise Summer School

The FairShares Association has supplied its intellectual property to help with the Co-operative and Social Enterprise Summer School  run by Social Enterprise Europe between 2nd – 4th July at Sheffield Hallam University . Delegates used FairShares Diagnostics (an Initial Social Audit tool, and Advance Governance Diagnostics tool) to learn about multi-stakeholder social enterprises. There were 25 […] Read more

Jul, 06, 2014

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Try a FairShares Diagnostic

On the 1st July, the FairShares Association will be launching FairShares V2.0 at its first annual conference, to be held at Sheffield Business School (UK). At the heart of FairShares V2.0 is a set of diagnostic tools designed to meet the needs of entrepreneurs, managers, educators, consultants and researchers who want to build knowledge and understanding […] Read more

Jun, 20, 2014

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SLAP Association in Croatia

The FairShares Association has signed a social licence agreement with Social Enterprise Europe (SEE) and the SLAP Association for Creative Development in Croatia that covers the development and spread of the FairShares Model. Sonja Vukovic (for SLAP) and Rory Ridley-Duff (FairShares) negotiated the agreement while Rory was in Osijek, Croatia speaking at the International Association […] Read more

Jun, 18, 2014

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