Project description
Stone Soup

STRENGTHEN SOCIAL ORGANIZATIONS AIMING AT INCREASING THEIR SOCIAL IMPACT. 

It is possible to create higher social value by :

  • having a clear commitment for monitoring of results and impact assessment,
  • applying market and companies management rules, with the suitable know how,
  • Extend successful social initiatives so that they can benefit a bigger amount of people.

Interventions: Stone Soup Consulting is a Social Enterprise positioned as a strategic partner, helping organizations to maximize their social value and identifying development and growth opportunities.  

To do so, Stone Soup complements advice on Strategy and Operations with specialized services in the evaluation of social impact, the social Business Models and the strategies for higher investment levels. 

Results

Demeter Foundation was part of the Advisory Committee during its first years of activity. 

Role of the Advisory Committee:

  • Issue strategic opinions and recommendations to improve company`s impact and efficiency, 
  • Identify opportunities and innovating approaches for the social issues, helping Stone Soup Consulting to comply with their sector´s strengthening mission

The Advisory Committee is composed by 3 to 4 qualified experts with a recognized know-how in their area of intervention. 

Thanks to their suggestions, Stone Soup could develop its activity in Europe, mainly in Spain and Portugal. More than 15 organizations received their support: universities, NGOs, social entrepreneurs, foundations… 

For more information: www.stone-soup.net

Continent:
Europe
Project country:
Type:
Social Investment

TO REINSERT BY MEANS OF EMPLOYMENT THROUGH MICROLOANS

ADIE is a recognized public benefit association helping individuals excluded from the labor market and the banking system to create their own company and, as a result, their own source of employment thanks to microloans.   

Continent:
Europe
Project type:
Microfinance, Reinsertion, At-Risk Youth

ALPHAMUNDI GROUP LTD IS A SOCIAL FUND BASED IN SWITZERLAND AND EXCLUSIVELY DEDICATED TO IMPACT INVESTING.

Profitable investments that are a source of economic, social and environmental benefits for the society.

Continent:
South America
Project type:
Microfinance, Social Investment

TO BRING ANSWERS TO THE LOGISTIC DIFFICULTIES OF INTERNATIONAL NGOs

ATLAS LOGISTIQUE is a French-based international NGO created in 1993 during the crisis in Rwanda. 

Continent:
Europe
Project type:
Emergency, International

JOINT COMMITMENT OF AN EMPLOYEE, A COMPANY AND AN NGO

The concept Congé Solidaire was created by Hervé Dubois in 1999. The association, of the same name, founded in 2000, changed its name in 2005 to Planète Urgence

Continent:
Europe
Project type:
Social Investment, Venture Philanthropy, International

TRAINING AND REINSERTION DEDICATED FUND FOR EX-CONVICTS

Continent:
North America
Project type:
Reinsertion, Prevention of Delinquency, At-Risk Youth

A PIONEER MICROFUNDING INSTITUTION IN ARGENTINA

Continent:
South America
Project type:
Microfinance, Sustainable Agriculture, Social Investment, Access to Energy, Venture Philanthropy

A GLOBAL APPROACH THAT ALLOWS YOUNG PEOPLE TO REGAIN THEIR PATH WITH DIGNITY.

Por Un Mañana” (“For a Better Tomorrow”) is a global young people training and professional reinsertion program based in San Carlos de Bariloche (Patagonia Argentina).

Interventions: 

Continent:
South America
Project type:
Reinsertion, Prevention of Delinquency, At-Risk Youth

A NEW SOCIALLY-RESPONSIBLE ECONOMY

INTERRUPCIÓN* was created after the dramatic economic crisis suffered by Argentina in 2000/01.  It is a network of social entrepreneurs created in Buenos Aires, engaged in the promotion of socially responsible companies and active citizens participation.

Continent:
South America
Project type:
Microfinance, Social Investment, Venture Philanthropy, Fair Trade

L’ÎLOT's MISSION IS TO WELCOME AND TO REINSERT INDIVIDUALS EXCLUDED FROM SOCIETY AND IN GREAT DISTRESS.

Beneficiaries: those convicted in the past and recently finishing their jail terms and individuals with prison benefits.  

Continent:
Europe
Project type:
Social Investment, Reinsertion, Prevention of Delinquency, At-Risk Youth

ENCOURAGE ECONOMIC SELF-SUFFICIENCY AMONG THE MOST VULNERABLE. 

Continent:
Asia
Project type:
Microfinance, Women Rights

DEVELOP LONG-LASTING SOCIAL ENTERPRISES THROUGH AN INNOVATIVE METHODOLOGY

NESsT is an international non-profit organization that develops long-lasting social enterprises in emerging countries, in order to solve serious social issues

Continent:
South America
Project type:
Social Investment, Venture Philanthropy

MICROFINANCE EXPERT

PlaNet Finance is an international solidarity organization composed by a global network of 112 active experts in 49 countries, aimed at professionalizing the microfinance sector and strengthening its impact

Continent:
Europe
Project type:
Microfinance, Social Investment, Venture Philanthropy

MICROFINANCE INSTITUTION NETWORK IN AFRICA AND CHINA. 

MicroCred is an investment society establishing and managing microfinance institution in Africa and China. 

Continent:
Europe
Project type:
Microfinance, Social Investment, Venture Philanthropy

STRENGTHEN SOCIAL ORGANIZATIONS AIMING AT INCREASING THEIR SOCIAL IMPACT. 

It is possible to create higher social value by :

Continent:
Europe
Project type:
Social Investment

TO MOBILIZE YOUNG PEOPLE AT THE SERVICE OF THE COMMUNITY

Since 1995, Unis-Cité is the pioneer association of the Civic Service in France

Present in fifty cities, it has mobilized more than 8,000 voluntaries, 2,000 of which during the period 2012-2013. 

Continent:
Europe
Project type:
At-Risk Youth, Community Work