5 Twitter Accounts to follow for Social Finance

5 Twitter Accounts to follow for Social Finance

13 January 2015

With interest in Social Finance growing in Northern Ireland, we wanted to draw your attention to some of the key Twitter accounts to follow this year.

Community Shares@commshares 

Community Shares, Ready! is a project which raises awareness of the benefits of community shares. It is commissioned by the Building Change Trust and delivered by Cooperative Alternatives. Co-operative Alternatives is the only body in Northern Ireland entirely devoted to

developing successful co-operatives and community benefit societies. If your organisation is looking for advice on legal, financial, business and democratic governance matters surrounding social finance then this is the account you should be following.

Association of Charitable Foundations@ACFoundations 

The Association of Charitable Foundations (ACF) is the UK wide support organisation for grant-making trusts and foundations of all types. They have over 300 members, including many large independent foundations; local and community trusts; family trusts; corporate foundations; and broadcasting appeals. Grants given by ACF members in 2005 totalled £1.2 billion. To keep up to date with their work follow this Twitter account. 

Cooperatives UK@CooperativesUK 

This is the official Twitter account for the UK trade body for co-operative and mutual businesses. With over 10,000 followers, this is a popular platform to view tips and advice on co-ops, as well as access profiles on some of the most successful to date. This body helps to grow the co-operative economy by promoting, developing and uniting co-operatives and mutuals. 

Social Finance UK@socfinuk 

Social Finance designs innovative financial mechanisms to support a sustainable social sector. This is another popular account which highlights work done in the financial community to find better solutions to some of society’s most difficult problems. This account encourages partnerships between government, the social sector and those working in finance. 

Big Society Capital @BigSocietyCap

Big Society Capital is an independent financial institution with a social mission. Their aim is to set up and help grow the social investment market so that charities and social enterprises can access appropriate repayable finance. To find out more follow them on Twitter.

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