+Acumen and OSJI joined with experts from civil society for a webinar that explores practical and sustainable funding strategies for legal empowerment work. You can access the recording of the event at the link below:
Legal empowerment organizations across the world need reliable sources of funding to sustain their important work. In this webinar, you will learn about social enterprise models for legal empowerment organizations. You will gain strategies to begin prototyping and testing new potential sources of earned income for your own work. For guidance and inspiration, you will hear from organizations that recently participated in the +Acumen Legal Empowerment Innovative Financing Accelerator sponsored by the Open Society Justice Initiative.
@AniketHD CEO and Co-Founder of Haqdarshak and Acumen Fellow, India. Haqdarshak is a social enterprise that uses technology to bridge the gap between citizens, the government and private welfare schemes. Haqdarshak is present in 10 states and has reached more than 100,000 citizens as of July 2018. It generates income via transaction fees.
@vesnashapkoski Legal Education and Transparency (LET) Station, Macedonia. LET STATION is an organization that works to improve the economic and personal well-being of people from marginalized communities, especially those who are long-term unemployed and live in social risk. Vesna completed the Acumen accelerator on Innovative Financing for Legal Empowerment. To support LET STATION, Vesna is developing a social enterprise that offers low-cost cleaning and repair services to help owners of residential apartments and business facilities with maintenance while providing employment opportunities to those in need.
@Grace Founder, Masenze Strategic Advisors, South Africa. Masenze Strategic Advisors’ mission is to increase access to fair and just outcomes through education and awareness. They are working to create a chat platform to remove legalese,literacy and language barriers and in turn, increase accessibility, practicality and affordability of legal services. Grace completed the Acumen accelerator on Innovative Financing for Legal Empowerment. She is developing an earned income stream from fees for legal services in the form of micro-payments paid by SMS credits.
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