Succeeding At Social Enterprise

Author: Social Enterprise Alliance
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470608757
Size: 21.53 MB
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Succeeding At Social Enterprise from the Author: Social Enterprise Alliance. From the Social Enterprise Alliance, the organization dedicated to building a robust social enterprise field, comes Succeeding at Social Enterprise. This practical guide is filled with the best practices, tools, guidance, models and successful cases for leaders (and future leaders) of social ventures and enterprises. A groundbreaking work, it brings together the knowledge and experience of social enterprise pioneers in the field and some of today's most successful social entrepreneurs to show what it takes to implement and run an effective social venture or organization. Succeeding at Social Enterprise focuses on real life examples, lessons learned and the core competencies that are needed to run a social venture in a nonprofit, highlighting such skills as managing and leading, business planning, marketing and sales, and accounting. Praise for Succeeding at Social Enterprise "This is a must read for anyone starting or growing a social enterprise. The lessons learned offer valuable, practical and real insights from pioneers in the field. The frameworks and tools presented can be implemented immediately to help drive success and expand your social impact." —Kriss Deiglmeier, executive director, Center for Social Innovation, Stanford Graduate School of Business "By successfully weaving together the best thinking and advice from a diverse set of our field's leading experts and practitioners, Succeeding at Social Enterprise will be the new 'must have' handbook for Social Enterprise." —Jed Emerson, www.BlendedValue.org "This is a timely book needed for a movement that's taking off. The leading thinkers and top practitioners in this book make today's pressing issues clear to both the novice and the experienced social entrepreneur." —Kevin Jones, founding principal, Good Capital "Written by the nation's leading experts on starting, building and leading a successful social venture, this book is a profoundly important contribution to the growing body of literature on social entrepreneurship. No other book brings to bear this kind of business experience, practical advice and wisdom on the challenges of creating and sustaining a social enterprise." —David Roll, founder, Lex Mundi Pro Bono Foundation

The Art Of Social Enterprise

Author: Carl Frankel
Publisher: New Society Publishers
ISBN: 1550925342
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The Art Of Social Enterprise from the Author: Carl Frankel. The current business-for-profit model rewards short-term thinking, narrow self-interest, and a social-and-environmental-costs-be-damned attitude. Nonprofits, while more focused on the greater good, tend to be inherently resource-challenged and rely on increasingly scarce grants and donations to sustain their existence. Social enterprise is an exciting, blended model driven by the desire to create positive change through entrepreneurial activities. The Art of Social Enterprise is a practical guide that supplies everything you need to know about the mechanics of social entrepreneurship including: Startup—envisioning and manifesting intention Strategic planning—balancing social and monetary value Maintaining an even keel despite the inevitable challenges associated with being an entrepreneur This valuable resource also provides an unparalleled legal perspective to help you take advantage of established legal organizational forms, recent statutory creations, contract hybrids, certification programs and more. Aimed at emerging as well as established social entrepreneurs, for-profit leaders who want to introduce an element of social responsibility into their companies, and nonprofit organizations who want to increase their stability by generating income, The Art of Social Enterprise is the definitive guide to doing well while doing good. Carl Frankel has been writing about green business for over two decades and is a serial social entrepreneur and acknowledged thought leader in his own right. He has extensive experience consulting for for-profits, nonprofits, and social enterprises. Allen Bromberger is the leading social enterprise lawyer in North America. Over the years, he has advised thousands of social entrepreneurs: his expertise is as broad as it is deep and specialized.

Enterprising Nonprofits

Author: J. Gregory Dees
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0471151165
Size: 80.42 MB
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Enterprising Nonprofits from the Author: J. Gregory Dees. A hands-on resource that shows nonprofits how to adopt entrepreneurial behaviors and techniques The rising spirit of social entrepreneurship has created all kinds of new opportunities for nonprofit organizations. But at the same time, many are discovering more than their share of challenges as well. This essential book will help anyone in the field gain the necessary skills to meet these challenges. Written by the leading thinkers and practitioners in the field, Enterprising Nonprofits offers concise and engaging explanations of the most successful business tools being used by nonprofits today. The authors clearly describe all the concepts so you'll be able to embrace the methods of social enterprise for your organization. With this book, you'll learn how to use practical business techniques to dramatically improve the performance of your nonprofit. Praise for Enterprising Nonprofits "I can't imagine a better team to bring powerful insights and practical guidance to social entrepreneurs. Readers will be inspired by the examples, and then they will roll up their sleeves to apply the many useful management tools in this engaging book."-Rosabeth Moss Kanter, Harvard Business School, Author of Evolve!: Succeeding in the Digital Culture of Tomorrow "In one book, Enterprising Nonprofits does for social entrepreneurs what countless volumes have done for entrepreneurs in the business sector. A wonderful mixture of analysis, practical advice, and inspiration."-Paul Brest, President, William and Flora Hewlett Foundation All of the royalties from this book will be used by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation to support continuing work on social entrepreneurship.

Social Entrepreneurship As A Catalyst For Social Change

Author: Charles Wankel, Ph.D.
Publisher: IAP
ISBN: 1623964474
Size: 68.95 MB
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Social Entrepreneurship As A Catalyst For Social Change from the Author: Charles Wankel, Ph.D.. Social Entrepreneurship as a Catalyst for Social Change contains twenty chapters on the impact of social entrepreneurial ventures within a variety of cultural and national contexts. From Brazil to Croatia, from Thailand to Greenland, this book is rare in that it provides a rich landscape in which to imagine additional efforts to bring about positive social change. The case studies cover a broad range of topics with one common theme—how can we learn from what others are doing in the emerging field of social entrepreneurship? The various cases will inspire budding entrepreneurs to new heights of awareness to support the alleviation of poverty in many contexts. Part Two, Lessons from the Field: How Social Entrepreneurial Companies are Succeeding, discusses the similarities and differences that social entrepreneurial ventures and other businesses must face to be successful. Other topics covered include Entrepreneur Bootcamp for Veterans, microfinance, social entrepreneurship education, and development of a culture of social entrepreneurship. Part Three, Going from Local to Global, explores the challenges of a social enterprise as it transitions from a national venture to an international one. The relationship between social entrepreneurship and local business development in places such as Sicily is discussed through case studies. A stage theory of social venture internationalization is put forth. Research connecting social media and social entrepreneurship is used to illustrate the importance of social networks in creating positive social change. Part four, Challenges in Social Entrepreneurship, explores the challenges that social entrepreneurial ventures face. Ethics of intellectual property rights in social enterprises is a focal topic in this section. Social franchising as an approach to social entrepreneurship is illustrated.

Social Startup Success

Author: Kathleen Kelly Janus
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0738219916
Size: 64.50 MB
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Social Startup Success from the Author: Kathleen Kelly Janus. Kathleen Kelly Janus, a lecturer at the Stanford University Program on Social Entrepreneurship and the founder of the successful social enterprise Spark, set out to investigate what makes a startup succeed or fail. She surveyed more than 200 high-performing social entrepreneurs and interviewed dozens of founders. Social Startup Success shares her findings for the legions of entrepreneurs working for social good, revealing how the best organizations get over the revenue hump. How do social ventures scale to over $2 million, Janus's clear benchmark for a social enterprise's sustainability? Janus, tapping into strong connections to the Silicon Valley world where many of these ventures are started or and/or funded, reveals insights from key figures such as DonorsChoose founder Charles Best, charity:water's Scott Harrison, Reshma Saujani of Girls Who Code and many others. Social Startup Success will be social entrepreneurship's essential playbook; the first definitive guide to solving the problem of scale.

The Social Entrepreneur S Playbook Expanded Edition

Author: Ian MacMillan
Publisher: Wharton Digital Press
ISBN: 1613630328
Size: 34.89 MB
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The Social Entrepreneur S Playbook Expanded Edition from the Author: Ian MacMillan. Available for the First Time: The Complete Social Entrepreneur’s Playbook Covers all three phases of the start-up to scale-up process, developed with reader feedback from “one of the more unusual ebook...experiments of the year” (ThinReads) Wharton professor Ian C. MacMillan and Dr. James Thompson, director of the Wharton Social Entrepreneurship Program, provide a tough-love approach that significantly increases the likelihood of a successful social enterprise launch in the face of the high-uncertainty conditions typically encountered by social entrepreneurs. MacMillan and Thompson used their own systematic framework to publish The Social Entrepreneur’s Playbook. To test the market, they offered the first phase in their start-up method (step 1) as a free ebook. Readers were invited to join The Social Entrepreneur’s Advisory Group, and nearly 300 aspiring and active social entrepreneurs shared feedback that helped shape the complete edition of the book, which covers all three steps in the start-up to scale-up process. Based on this crowd-sourced feedback from readers of the free ebook and drawing on the authors’ more than 26 years’ combined experience developing and studying social enterprises in the field across Africa and in the United States, this new edition provides guidance for each phase: Phase One: Pressure Test Your Start-Up Idea. Based on the free ebook, this expanded section now includes advice on setting revenue and social impact goals, how to navigate the sociopolitical landscape, and how to develop a strong concept statement. In addition, MacMillan and Thompson provide advice on how to identify and test a proposed revenue-generating solution and define and segment your target population. Phase Two: Plan Your Social Enterprise. All new to this edition, this critical phase shows you how to frame and scope the venture, determine what it will take to actually deliver a sustainable enterprise, identify the key assumptions that have been made, and design checkpoints to test those assumptions before making major investments. Phase Three: Launch and Scale Your Social Enterprise. Available for the first time in this edition, you will learn how to effectively launch your enterprise, manage upside potential and downside risk, and strategically scale up. Filled with accessible frameworks and tools, as well as inspiring stories of social entrepreneurs, The Social Entrepreneur’s Playbook is a must-read for any aspiring or active social entrepreneur, as well as philanthropists, foundations, and nonprofits interested in doing more good with fewer resources. Includes access to downloadable planning documents, including user-friendly spreadsheets

How Companies Succeed In Social Business

Author: Shawn Santos
Publisher: FT Press
ISBN: 0134036573
Size: 33.18 MB
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How Companies Succeed In Social Business from the Author: Shawn Santos. Discover how the world's most successful social business leaders are making social media work for their enterprises! Reflecting the pioneering experience of executives at pioneering companies ranging from Adobe to Xerox, this guide offers a unique, unprecedented insider's view of what it takes to succeed with social business. Dozens of battle-tested corporate practitioners have shared their intimate first-hand experiences in developing, launching and managing social media initiatives to improve customer care, marketing, product development, and other key business functions. Each chapter, written by a different social media thought leader, reveals their most intense struggles, biggest wins, and hardest-won lessons in social business. These case studies illuminate the differences between "social media for social's sake" and practical use cases that drive real business value. How Companies Succeed in Social Business delivers specific strategies, detailed tactics, true best practices, and actionable answers to these and other crucial questions about both strategy and tactics: How have other companies been successful, and where have they failed? How do I champion social business initiatives to executives? How do I measure ROI and build a business case? How do I attract and deepen both internal and external participation? How do I integrate social media with my existing technologies and processes? How do I organize internally for maximum effectiveness and efficiency? How will social media impact my people and our culture? How can I optimize our content management processes and systems? What's lurking around the corner? How can I prepare for the future of social business? This is an indispensable resource for all leaders and practitioners in support and marketing, especially those involved with IT, PR, corporate communications, sales, or product development. Applicable to many industries, it will be especially valuable to B2B companies, and those whose offerings have a significant technological component.

How Companies Succeed In Social Business

Author: Shawn Santos
Publisher: FT Press
ISBN: 0134036573
Size: 56.48 MB
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How Companies Succeed In Social Business from the Author: Shawn Santos. Discover how the world's most successful social business leaders are making social media work for their enterprises! Reflecting the pioneering experience of executives at pioneering companies ranging from Adobe to Xerox, this guide offers a unique, unprecedented insider's view of what it takes to succeed with social business. Dozens of battle-tested corporate practitioners have shared their intimate first-hand experiences in developing, launching and managing social media initiatives to improve customer care, marketing, product development, and other key business functions. Each chapter, written by a different social media thought leader, reveals their most intense struggles, biggest wins, and hardest-won lessons in social business. These case studies illuminate the differences between "social media for social's sake" and practical use cases that drive real business value. How Companies Succeed in Social Business delivers specific strategies, detailed tactics, true best practices, and actionable answers to these and other crucial questions about both strategy and tactics: How have other companies been successful, and where have they failed? How do I champion social business initiatives to executives? How do I measure ROI and build a business case? How do I attract and deepen both internal and external participation? How do I integrate social media with my existing technologies and processes? How do I organize internally for maximum effectiveness and efficiency? How will social media impact my people and our culture? How can I optimize our content management processes and systems? What's lurking around the corner? How can I prepare for the future of social business? This is an indispensable resource for all leaders and practitioners in support and marketing, especially those involved with IT, PR, corporate communications, sales, or product development. Applicable to many industries, it will be especially valuable to B2B companies, and those whose offerings have a significant technological component.

Mission Inc

Author: Kevin Lynch
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
ISBN: 1609944321
Size: 75.50 MB
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Mission Inc from the Author: Kevin Lynch. Business has the power to change the world, but some businesses embrace that opportunity more aggressively than others do. Social enterprises put their change mission first – what they sell or what service they provide is a means to accomplishing a larger goal, rather than an end in itself. Their front-and-center commitment to doing good makes social enterprises immensely attractive. But if you want to run one successfully, you have to manage a tricky balancing act. How can you be as efficient as any of your for-profit or nonprofit competitors while at the same time staying true to your social purpose? In this groundbreaking guide, social entrepreneurs Kevin Lynch and Julius Walls draw on their own extensive experiences and those of twenty other social enterprise leaders to focus on the fundamental blocking and tackling tactics that make the difference between success and failure. Exploring the many paradoxes that can hamstring social enterprises, the authors explain how starting and running a social enterprise requires leaders to adopt an entirely different mindset and often a wholly different perspective on the day-to-day choices they’re forced to make. Likewise, Walls and Lynch help readers grapple with a different set of expectations from employees, investors, customers, and the community. For social enterprise practitioners, these expectations present an added layer of difficulty – but they can also offer unique advantages, which the authors explain how to leverage. Whether readers are looking for guidance on finding and hiring talent, marketing, finances, or scaling, this practical, accessible guide offers clear and compelling answers that light the way.

Social Entrepreneurship

Author: David Bornstein
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0195396332
Size: 53.55 MB
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Social Entrepreneurship from the Author: David Bornstein. In a book presented in a Q-and-A format, the authors explain what social entrepreneurs are, how their organizations function, what challenges they face and how readers can get involved in the efforts that social entrepreneurs are spearheading. Cowritten by the author of How to Change the World. Original.