Succeeding At Social Enterprise

Author: Social Enterprise Alliance
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470608757
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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

How Companies Succeed In Social Business

Author: Shawn Santos
Publisher: FT Press
ISBN: 0134036573
Size: 48.49 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.

Humanize

Author: Jamie Notter
Publisher: Que Publishing
ISBN: 0132736926
Size: 79.16 MB
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Humanize from the Author: Jamie Notter. A practical guide for realizing the true potential of social media—not for marketing, but for leadership. Knowing the tools of social media is a must for successful marketing these days, but the real promise of social media is the way it can teach us a whole new way of doing business. Humanize takes the principles underlying social media’s growth and applies them to the way we lead and manage our organizations. Leading organizational consultants Jamie Notter and Maddie Grant help you change your organization, from the culture down to individual behavior, in ways that make it more human—and more effective. Drawing on their extensive experience, Notter and Grant help you make management innovation real and doable. Regardless of your title or position, this book can help you: · Build a more trustworthy, open, generative, and courageous organization by embracing social and human principles. · Change organizations from the inside out. · Address critical elements of organizational behavior, process, and culture. · Move beyond the social media buzzwords like transparent, decentralized, and open—and actually make them happen. · Promote forms of “generative” success that go beyond profit and loss. · Learn how to get started–you, personally, today, right now!

Mission Inc

Author: Kevin Lynch
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
ISBN: 9781576756188
Size: 70.18 MB
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Mission Inc from the Author: Kevin Lynch. Two social entrepreneurs draw on their own extensive experiences and those of20 other enterprise leaders to focus on the fundamental blocking and tacklingtactics that make the difference between success and failure.

The Social Entrepreneur S Playbook Expanded Edition

Author: Ian MacMillan
Publisher: Wharton Digital Press
ISBN: 1613630328
Size: 19.40 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

Enterprising Nonprofits

Author: J. Gregory Dees
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0471151165
Size: 10.79 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.

Helping Children Succeed

Author: Paul Tough
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544935314
Size: 42.44 MB
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Helping Children Succeed from the Author: Paul Tough. In How Children Succeed, Paul Tough introduced us to research showing that personal qualities like perseverance, self-control, and conscientiousness play a critical role in children’s success. Now, in Helping Children Succeed, Tough takes on a new set of pressing questions: What does growing up in poverty do to children’s mental and physical development? How does adversity at home affect their success in the classroom, from preschool to high school? And what practical steps can the adults who are responsible for them—from parents and teachers to policy makers and philanthropists—take to improve their chances for a positive future? Tough once again encourages us to think in a brand new way about the challenges of childhood. Rather than trying to “teach” skills like grit and self-control, he argues, we should focus instead on creating the kinds of environments, both at home and at school, in which those qualities are most likely to flourish. Mining the latest research in psychology and neuroscience, Tough provides us with insights and strategies for a new approach to childhood adversity, one designed to help many more children succeed.

Social Entrepreneurship

Author: Alex Nicholls
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191622958
Size: 41.58 MB
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Social Entrepreneurship from the Author: Alex Nicholls. 'Social Entrepreneurship' is a term that has come to be applied to the activities of grass-roots activists, NGOs, policy makers, international institutions, and corporations, amongst others, which address a range of social issues in innovative and creative ways. Themed around the emerging agendas for developing new, sustainable models of social sector excellence and systemic impact, Social Entrepreneurship offers, for the first time, a wide-ranging, internationally-focused selection of cutting-edge work from leading academics, policy makers, and practitioners. Together they seek to clarify some of the ambiguity around this term, describe a range of social entrepreneurship projects, and establish a clear set of frameworks with which to understand it. Included in the volume are contributions from Muhammad Yunus, winner of the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize and the father of microfinance, Geoff Mulgan, former head of the British prime minister's policy unit, and Bill Drayton, founder of the Ashoka network of social entrepreneurs. Jeff Skoll, founder of the Skoll Foundation, and first president of eBay, provides a preface. Alex Nicholls provides a substantial new preface to this paperback edition, reflecting on the latest developments in the study and practice of social entrepreneurship.

Social Entrepreneurship

Author: Thomas S. Lyons
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313393419
Size: 66.76 MB
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Social Entrepreneurship from the Author: Thomas S. Lyons. Tackling one of the hottest topics in business today, experts share practical insights about how to finance, market, manage, and assess a social entrepreneurship venture to create a new organization that can do well and do good. * Useful examples of how successful social entrepreneurship enterprises develop marketing plans and promote themselves with integrity * Models for exemplary performance measurement * A concluding chapter in each volume that summarizes and focuses the insights offered * Contributions from the leading practitioners and scholars in the field of social entrepreneurship * Graphics that illustrate and illuminate key points, facilitating comprehension * A glossary of terms to assist students and lay readers

Collapse

Author: Jared Diamond
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101502006
Size: 25.82 MB
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Collapse from the Author: Jared Diamond. In Jared Diamond’s follow-up to the Pulitzer-Prize winning Guns, Germs and Steel, the author explores how climate change, the population explosion and political discord create the conditions for the collapse of civilization Environmental damage, climate change, globalization, rapid population growth, and unwise political choices were all factors in the demise of societies around the world, but some found solutions and persisted. As in Guns, Germs, and Steel, Diamond traces the fundamental pattern of catastrophe, and weaves an all-encompassing global thesis through a series of fascinating historical-cultural narratives. Collapse moves from the Polynesian cultures on Easter Island to the flourishing American civilizations of the Anasazi and the Maya and finally to the doomed Viking colony on Greenland. Similar problems face us today and have already brought disaster to Rwanda and Haiti, even as China and Australia are trying to cope in innovative ways. Despite our own society’s apparently inexhaustible wealth and unrivaled political power, ominous warning signs have begun to emerge even in ecologically robust areas like Montana. Brilliant, illuminating, and immensely absorbing, Collapse is destined to take its place as one of the essential books of our time, raising the urgent question: How can our world best avoid committing ecological suicide? From the Trade Paperback edition.