Social Enterprise Day 2018

Social Enterprise Day falls on 15 November this year. Once more SEUK is running the #WhoKnew campaign and we want you to get involved! 

#WhoKnew is a digital campaign designed to give social enterprises the chance to shout out about the good work they're doing and the difference they're making in their communities and beyond. The campaign is all about highlighting the diversity in the sector and is an opportunity for all social enterprises to take part in a public facing campaign. It is also a chance for organisations supporting the social enterprise movement to raise the profile of their own work, whether as market-builders, investors or champions of the sector.

We're working with organisations including the British Council and Sociale Entreprenører Danmark to make the campaign go truly global!

Taking part couldn’t be easier. All you need to do is follow these steps:

  1. Download your editable sign
  2. Write your message and take a photo! This can include the people that you work with, your staff team or a picture of the product or service you provide
  3. Once you’ve taken your photo share it on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram at any point between Monday 12th and Thursday 15th November using #WhoKnew and #SocialEnterpriseDay. Make sure however that you’re definitely sharing posts on Social Enterprise Day itself, Thursday the 15th
  4. Once you’ve taken your picture, take another one! There’s no limit to the amount of posts you can share.
  5. Your images will then be added to a global album hosted on Flickr and Facebook

Download your #Whoknew poster here

Social Enterprise Day 2017

16 November 2017 was Social Enterprise Day, a global day to raise awareness about the impact social enterprises are having around the world. In total over 450 social enterprises took part in the campaign, nearly double the number that took part in 2016. The campaign had an approximate Twitter reach of 4.3 million on Social Enterprise Day. 

Going Global

For the 2017 campaign we worked in partnership with Sociale Entreprenorer Danmark and the British Council who promoted the campaign to a global audience. Social enterprises took part from Australia, Canada, Denmark, Ethiopia, Ghana, Greece, Iceland, Israel, Kenya, Latvia, Malaysia, Nepal, the Netherlands, the Philippines, Poland, Russia, Senegal, Sudan and Vietnam.

You can see some of the pictures from the day here.

Social Enterprise Day 2016

2016 was the first year we ran the #WhoKnew campaign and in total 270 organisations shared their pictures and stories online with photos coming in from leisure centres, bakeries, ethical lenders, bike shops, health and social care organisations, restaurants and much more. 

Pictured: Comedian and Actor Chris Addison supporting Old Spike Roastery as part of the #WhoKnew campaign