As a sector developer, raiSE seeds and nurtures new enterprises by providing advisory services, programmes, training and resources. raiSE enables existing social enterprises to grow and become sustainable by providing financing options, capacity building and mentorship. Where possible, raiSE seeks to connect with social enterprises and intermediary bodies in the region and share best practices with each other. raiSE also raises awareness of what a social enterprise is and their contributions to the society, as well as the goods and services they provide.
As a membership body, raiSE supports over 400 social enterprise members in their social enterprise journeys, from set-up to growth and expansion.
Ultimately, raiSE hopes to bring together the larger community of social enterprises, aspiring social entrepreneurs, supportive organisations and individuals through their various programmes, initiatives and events to help build a vibrant social enterprise sector. Through their work within the social enterprise family and their growing networks, their goal is for the local social enterprise sector to be an active part of a more caring and inclusive society in Singapore.
Leveraging on SUSS’ expertise in adult education and e-learning, both raiSE and SUSS signed a collaboration agreement in Oct 2019 to jointly develop and offer a series of online courses for the social enterprise community. The first online course to be offered is Measuring Social Impact with the Social Value Toolkit.