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August 2015 Newsletter
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"PASSION for social enterprise and entrepreneurial spirit is helping create jobs in the region". The Bendigo Advertiser

Karen Corr of Make a Change Australia 2015 Face of Small Business Victoria

Make a Change Australia is a Face of Small Business Victoria,  celebrating the 2015 Bendigo Small Business Festival

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Shannon Ryan, who is social entrepreneur of Side X Side, and local artist Ben Winspear are pictured here with a large print of me! We are profiling some of the small businesses that Make a Change has assisted to establish.  What you will notice about these businesses is that they are successful both as businesses, and as changemakers. Read More

In our monthly Changemaker Showcase Anne-Maree Davis CEO of Amicus is making change happen one person at a time. "Being confident in your understanding of the project you are undertaking, is key to successfully making change", Justin Forrester CEO of Future Employment Opportunities. Read More

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What happens after an Outside the Square event?  Positive change driven by passionate people!  Homes For Change has continued to gather momentum. Find how you can contribute to housing solutions here.  In October we are hosting an Outside the Square event exploring public space in Bendigo. Stay tuned for more information in the coming weeks.
Lastly, a big Hello from Western Australia!  I am living my dream and meeting changemakers right across Australia, and writing my book on "Being a Changemaker." Read More
Happy Changemaking from Karen Corr and the Make a Change team.

Welcome to our Changemaker Showcase. 

Do you know someone making change happen in your community or business? 
Share their story with us & we will profile them in our next newsletter
Ann-Maree Davis
Ann-Maree Davis, Executive Director of Amicus, believes everyone deserves a good life.

Read how Ann-Marie is creating change one person at a time. Read More
Justin Forrester CEO of FEO is making a change through creating great partnerships for social enterprises
Being confident in your understanding of the project you are undertaking is key to successfully making change, Justin Forrester, CEO of Future Employment Opportunities advises.
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6 Ways Business Can Invest into Changemakers

Thursday 15th October

From old churches to parks, laneways and public spaces, how do we get started, build momentum, encourage people to get active and out there enjoying what we have? And what about old unused buildings too, how do we renew these buildings and spaces to enable more options for Bendigo?

Do you have an idea or story to share? We would love to hear from you.

Make sure to mark this date in your diary!



Four changemaker tools

Changemaker Resources

We have loads of experience making change and we want to share this with you!

Our free tools for changemakers include: How to achieve great collaboration; How to track investment; and What it takes to get others engaged in your changemaker project. Down Load Now
Homes for Change event

Community Comes Together for Homes

More than 100 people attended Homes for Change, an Outside the Square event. Bringing local people together to think differently and create positive change.

Facilitated byKaren Corr community members explored how homes change as lives and community change. Read more

Homes for Change: What is next?

Thank you to everyone who came along to the first conversation of the 2015 Outside the Square Active Spaces series on the topic of Homes for Change. Check out our "next steps" and ways you can be involved. Read more
Russell Robertson and Nick Fitzpatrick from OFRM Lawyers

Welcome to Morley Johnson Building

Welcome to the Morley Johnson Building, the amazing new home of Radius and Bendigo's newest social enterprise.

You can follow their journey on Facebook or discover the possibility of the Morley Johnson Building by visiting their website
Art Postcards by Young and Emerging artists.

Opportunity for Young & Emerging Artists

Hosted by the Pop Up Art team, the Art Postcard project is to encourage young and emerging regional artists to exhibit and sell their work.

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Eat Up founder Lyndon Galea

Well done Lyndon and Eat Up Australia

Lyndon Galae, who studied Social Enterprises with Make a Change and School for Social Entrepreneurs last year, has expanded his social enterprise Eat Up to Melbourne!

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Karen Corr travelling Australia collecting changemaker stories for her book "Being a Changemaker".

Right Now I am Living My Dream

Right now I am living my dream, travelling through Australia with my family and researching changemaking projects.

My passion is learning how change can be successful and sharing this knowledge.

Next year I will be releasing my book "Being a Changemaker", a collection of stories and resources for anyone who is up for making a difference.
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Karen Corr

Face of Small Business Victoria

It is great to be representing Bendigo's small business during the Bendigo Small Business Festival.

Small businesses are a vital link to our communities.

Our core business is to bring enterprise and change together to make a difference! Let me share with you some of the small businesses that we have worked with recently.
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