Why you should totally get behind social enterprises

Did you know that Yellow Jigsaw is a social enterprise? Every time you partner with us, take one of our training sessions, or request work from us, you’re making a difference and supporting something good.

In case you didn’t already know, a social enterprise is a business, but we prioritise social impact, we are here for people and not just profit.

Here are five reasons why you should support a social enterprise like Yellow Jigsaw…

1. Social impact

We run special projects (Media Cubs and Talking About My Generation) that reach marginalised communities and inspire people of all ages and backgrounds to learn new media skills and build confidence. It’s simple, any extra profit generated through Yellow Jigsaw is put back into these amazing projects that have ongoing impact.

2. Good stuff

We’re a bit picky over here at Yellow Jigsaw. We like to work with people who do good things, often working alongside other charities, social enterprises and community-focused organisations, creating and contributing to a fantastic local economy.

Did you know that there are more than 100,000 social enterprises in the UK, contributing £60bn to the economy and employing around two million people? Your favourite coffee shop, theatre, cleaning company or healthcare provider may actually be a social enterprise.

3. On a mission

All social enterprises are on a special mission. Ours is to empower people of all ages to broadcast their views and stories. We put the power of the media into other people’s hands through training, community projects and consultancy. We’ve already worked with thousands of people – and supporting us means that we get to work with many more in the future.

4. Transparency

Social enterprises are all about transparency. We’re open about what we do and how we do it. We’re always looking at new and better ways to work, and social enterprises are also great at holding each other accountable and inspiring other businesses to do the same.

5. Reinvestment

So how does all the above work? To function as a social enterprise, we ensure that we re-invest in projects and people that share the same mission. You can be sure that you’re contributing to a positive cause. When you back a social enterprise, you become part of a movement!

Would you like to support your community as well as getting a great product or service by working with a social enterprise? We offer a range of unique community media training or consultancy for your brand, business or organisation, as well as professional video production, social media and PR.

Get in touch with us today and see if we can help you.