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Social Enterprise Bar Earns Cash and Livens up Laneways

Pollinators’ first ever social enterprise bar has raked in the cash to support social innovation and enlivened the CityHive laneway with colour, laughter and sound. Held as part of the ‘The Night Before’ celebrations, on Friday before Triple J’s One Night Stand, the bar earned over $3500, which will go towards development of Pollinator’s new […]

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Community Hosting and Free Coworking

Pollinators is throwing open its doors at CityHive on Fridays, offering free coworking space to all members. The move is part of Pollinators’ ongoing bid to nurture innovation and offer lively working spaces and facilities to its members. In return, Pollinators asks that coworkers simply provide some kind of positive impact to the Pollinators community, […]

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Growing comedy troupe finds home in new CreativeHub

Geraldton’s local comedians and performers are moving into a new home in the West End of Geraldton’s Marine Tce today. The Comedy Emporium have taken up a 4 year lease in  Pollinators’ new CreativeHub, converting part of the derelict space into a home for performing arts. The rear of the old ‘Salvos’ building at 189 […]

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Groundswell — enabling high-potential organisations to grow

Pollinators have invested in the initial development phase of “Groundswell” to create business support programs and investor networks that enable the growth of high-potential organisations in the Midwest. Groundswell is a response to the lack of structured business support for high-potential organisations e.g. organisations with $200k-$1 million turnover whose next phase of growth may required outside investment and […]

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Recruiting: Project Manager with Pollinators

Pollinators Inc are hiring for a new part-time role within our team. Working from Pollinators is a highly desirable role in an ethical, healthy, professional environment doing very clever, creative and meaningful work. The first step (and we suggest you take it now — Pollinators are recruiting for an immediate start) for interested applicants is to contact Andrew at Pollinators on […]

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Alliance to lead action and strengthen representation across the region

It could read like the start of a great joke: “An artist, a businessman and a social entrepreneur walked into a bar….”, however while this newly-formed Alliance got off to a light-hearted start, it is a serious endeavour with significant implications for the future of the region. This week the Midwest’s three leading representative organisations signed a new […]

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Flock peer mentoring program flies to new heights

Fifteen local organisations have just celebrated completion of the Flock program, run by Pollinators Inc and seed-funded by the City of Greater Geraldton. This innovative and unique program proved a new approach that enables innovators and entrepreneurs to ‘fly further, faster, together’. The program is a fantastic example of how collaboration can contribute to the development of individual enterprises and community groups, all […]

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Flock — flying further, faster, together

Pollinators, supported by the City of Greater Geraldton, are excited to launch Flock – an innovative peer mentoring program. Participants came together last week for the opening session where they learned about the principles, action-learning approach and collaborated on prioritising the topics they wanted to focus on during the program. Flock has been designed to help be outstanding […]

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Evaluation of Pollinators Inc 2013 — Final Report

Pollinators Inc Board are very happy to be sharing the final Evaluation Report of our activities and impact. Pollinators Inc contracted Clear Horizon to conduct an independent evaluation of its activities, events and services. The purpose of the evaluation was to understand: The effectiveness, efficiency and appropriateness of current activities, Areas for improving the organisation’s reach, relevance and impact, […]

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Learning Marketplace — learnings, partners and platforms

On Thursday 20th March 2014, representatives from local and state government, non-profit and business came together at CityHive for the launch of the Midwest Learning Marketplace pilot project. Below is a summary and some of the highlights of the conversations, which are the basis for Pollinators expanding stakeholder engagement and developing the technology to meet […]

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We Love Local? Ethics, economics and ecology of ‘localism’ up for discussion

March will see a range of opportunities to discover and grow the benefits of ‘localism’ in the Midwest. Pollinators Inc and partners are collaborating to run surveys, events and online discussions about the ethics, economics and ecological impacts of buying, eating, and even banking, locally. Full details are available online at https://pollinators.org.au/learning/swarm-events/love-local/ There are 5 […]

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Digital Cluster Event – 24th September 2013

On the evening of the 24th we were joined by web developers, ISPs, hardware and networking providers, app and software developers and digital consultants for the What’s App with You and Digital Net-Working Goodness events. The event allowed attendees the unique opportunity to share ideas about how digital industries can be supported, and hear the […]

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CityHive expands to create space for growth and innovation in Geraldton

Pollinators Inc, a Geraldton-based social enterprise, has celebrated the opening of the “CityHive” coworking and meeting space in Geraldton. Occupying two floors of an iconic, Heritage-listed building on Marine Tce, CityHive provides affordable and flexible space and support for community groups, entrepreneurs and innovation. CityHive is the first of its kind in regional Australia, showing […]

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Growing the ecosystem of support for social enterprise & innovation in WA

Social Enterprise & Innovation Support Ecosystem in WA This blog post outlines Pollinators current thinking on what’s needed to better enable the growth of social innovation and social entrepreneurs in Western Australia. We think the same or increased resources could be invested more wisely by government and business to have greater effect. The problem social […]

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