The Social Enterprise

An occasional blog on the work, partners and ideas of The Social Enterprise…

About The Founder

David Russell is Founder and Director of The Social Enterprise, which advises an array of social ventures. Currently the organisation is working with charities and social businesses to build and strengthen their “mission-driven ambition” – to leverage all their assets to deliver the most effective work. He is currently working with Unilever as a Sustainable Business Specialist on the measurement and reporting of the Enhancing Livelihoods Big Goal of the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan.

From 2009 to 2013, David served as Director of Survivors Fund (SURF), a UK-based international nonprofit organisation which represents and supports survivors of the Rwandan genocide. He first began working with SURF in 2004 as a consultant, in which capacity he continues to support the organisation today.

David was a co-founder of The PR Office in 2004, where he headed up the third sector division, representing an array of international charities including the Nelson Mandela Foundation and Holocaust Educational Trust. David began his career with Chime Communications as a graduate trainee in 1999.

David is particularly proud to be the Chair of Network for Africa , a UK-based International NGO working with communities torn apart by war and genocide particularly in the field of mental health. He is also Company Secretary of the SPID Theatre Company and Parent Club, and a Trustee of the Charities Advisory Trust, Vivekananda Human Centre and Congregation of Jacob Synagogue.

David has an MPA in Public & Nonprofit Management & Policy from the Robert F. Wagner School for Public Service, New York University, and an MA in Social and Political Sciences from Christ’s College, Cambridge University. He is an NYU Reynolds Fellow in Social Entrepreneurship and a 2013 Clore Social Fellow.

Written by thesocialenterprise

September 29, 2010 at 11:14 am

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