Compass Masterclass - A New Breed of Business

Curious about how the social enterprise industry gained momentum in Australia? Mark Daniels, Head of Market and Sector Development at Social Traders will kick off the first Compass Master Class.

Mark will take us through the Australian Social Enterprise landscape, uncovering interesting trends, areas of growth and the biggest challenges that face social startups. Mark’s extensive research of the industry will add value to any aspiring social entrepreneur’s startup journey.

To ensure an engaging session, Mark wants this session to be driven by you, so come armed with questions!

About Mark Daniels

Mark plays a key role in social procurement by introducing new markets to the benefits of social enterprise. He also works with social enterprises to build capacity in winning contracts and finding customers. Mark has led milestone projects including the Social Enterprise FINDER and his involvement in creating new regional Australian social enterprises specifically designed to increase employment for marginalized groups.

Mark has wide ranging experience in social enterprise across program, advocacy, policy and project development. Prior to joining Social Traders in 2008, he was Social Enterprise Manager for the Brotherhood of St Laurence, managing a number of social enterprises aimed at assisting people into mainstream employment as well as providing expertise to other agencies looking to establish social enterprises. Mark has also developed policy and community development activities for public housing estates in inner city Melbourne. Mark is a sought after as a keynote speaker on a range of social enterprise topics. 

Mark is a Director on the Board of Yarra Community Housing. He has Bachelor of Arts from Monash University, a Graduate Diploma in Education and a Graduate Diploma in Urban Policy and Planning from RMIT.

About Social Traders

Social Traders is a specialist social enterprise development organisation. We are dedicated to supporting the development of sustainable social enterprises that are driven to solve social, cultural, economic and environmental problems.