Our new online learning and mentor program launches with a CBAA conference session 'Community Media as Social Enterprise' 3.30pm Friday, 25th October 2019.

Panel: Libby Ward-Christie - Centre for Social Impact, Swinburne; Chris Wheeldon - RTRFM Operations, Events & Volunteer Manager; Dion Woodman - 2DRY President; Molly George - SYN Media (late change)

How does your organisation raise money? What are your core resources? And how can you develop them? In this session we explore community media as social enterprise, raising funds for social impact.

This workshop introduces the principles of social enterprise and highlights the importance of building on existing skills and assets. The workshop will provide an opportunity to discuss current strengths and challenges for income generation, and update on CMTO training and mentorship opportunities.

We're really happy to have such a diverse range of experiences on the panel:

- The Centre for Social Impact are international leaders in social enterprise and entrepreneurship research and education. 

- 6RTR Perth have an established model of membership, subscriptions and fundraising events building on listener support.

- 2DRY Broken Hill represent the beginning of the journey and the unique challenges of regional stations.

- SYN Media Melbourne have an established social enterprise model, focused on delivering tailored media services.

The CMTO is inviting volunteers and workers at community radio and television stations to undertake a 3-month online training and mentoring program in social enterprise skills, read more and apply here.

We are also looking for mentors to assist throughout the program, read more and complete the Expression of Interest here