Succeeding At Social Enterprise

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

Management For Social Enterprise

Author: Bob Doherty
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 0857026887
Size: 65.28 MB
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Electronic Inspection Copy available for instructors here `Management for Social Enterprise is a great introduction to the rich variety of social enterprises in the UK. It is also a useful tool to help us to build more effective social enterprises that really deliver on their missions by people who have hands on experience. This is just what the rapidly growing social enterprise sector needs, a management manual to help us take social enterprises to the next level by people who have hands on experience' - Sophi Tranchell, Managing Director of Divine Chocolate Ltd and Cabinet Office sponsored Social Enterprise Ambassador `The recent explosive growth in the number of social enterprises, their diverse and dynamic nature, and the upsurge in research about them all makes this a potentially bewildering field of knowledge to explore. This book provides a clear and timely guide to the management challenges involved in understanding and running social enterprises, and underlines why their unique nature requires something more than just standard business school wisdom' - Ken Peattie, Professor of Marketing and Strategy, Cardiff Business School, and Director of the ESRC Centre for Business Relationships, Accountability, Sustainability and Society `Provides a good introduction to the management of social enterprises touching on a broad range of topics and will help those invovled in managing social enterprises and those trying to understand more about the sector. It draws on the experience of those who have worked in the social enterprise sector in a range of countries and are passionate about developing it' - Fergus Lyon, Professor of Enterprise and Organizations, Middlesex University Overviewing the key business topics required by social entrepreneurs, and managers in social enterprises Management for Social Enterprise covers strategy, finance, ethics, social accounting, marketing and people management. Written in direct, accessible language by a team of authors currently teaching and researching in this sector, each chapter is fully supported with learning resources. Chapters include brief overviews, further reading, suggested web resources and, importantly, international case studies, drawing on real-life business examples. This book is essential reading for students and practitioners of Social Entrepreneurship and Social Enterprise, but will also be of use to anyone with an interest in management, corporate responsibility, ethics or community studies. Click here for the LJMU Social Entreprise Management web pages.

The Emergence Of Social Enterprise

Author: Carlo Borzaga
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415339216
Size: 26.39 MB
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What are the characteristics of social enterprises? What are the future prospects for social enterprises? What do social enterprises contribute? Analyzing social enterprises in fifteen different countries, The Emergence of Social Enterprise seeks to answer these important questions while investigating the remarkable growth in the 'third sector'. Using the social enterprises as case-studies, theory and practice is combined in a compelling argument to support the concept of an 'emergence' of social enterprise. Written by leading academics, in an accessible yet informed style, this book will be vital reading for all those studying and teaching non-profit organizations, social policy, social economy and civil society.

Mission Inc

Author: Kevin Lynch
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
ISBN: 9781576756188
Size: 34.77 MB
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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.

Fair Trade Organizations And Social Enterprise

Author: Benjamin Huybrechts
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415517451
Size: 31.86 MB
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For several decades, social enterprises have been pioneers in the conception and implementation of a pathbreaking social innovation: Fair Trade (FT). Fair Trade Social Enterprises have created a movement which has challenged mainstream trading practices and offered development opportunities for disadvantaged producer groups in the South. Starting from a niche market aimed at convinced customers, FT has expanded and entered mainstream retailing outlets, growing in visibility and market share, while simultaneously experiencing diversification of its organization models. While pioneer Fair Trade Social Enterprises in the early years were largely nonprofit organizations relying on voluntary work, they have become increasingly diversified in terms of legal forms, governance models and organizational practices. These diversified models seem to reflect the hybrid nature of FT itself, through different ways of combining a commercial activity (trading of FT products), a social mission (support to producers), and an explicit or implicit political message (often expressed through education and advocacy). Based on the study of Fair Trade Social Enterprises across Europe, this book builds a typology of organization models for FT. Author Benjamin Huybrechts further examines how the different organization models combine the economic, social, and political dimensions of FT, and how they manage the possible tensions between these dimensions. Fair Trade Organizations and Social Enterprise proposes a range of theoretical approaches to interpret the diversity of Fair Trade Social Enterprises and offers concrete avenues for managing social enterprises and hybrid organizations in general.

Social Entrepreneurship

Author: Christopher Durkin
Publisher: Policy Press
ISBN: 1447331710
Size: 72.14 MB
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The second edition of this popular book has been inspired by the increasing interest around social entrepreneurship scholarship and the practice of delivering innovative solutions to social issues. Although social enterprises generally remain small, the impact of social entrepreneurs is increasing globally, as all countries are endeavouring to respond to increasingly complex social problems and demands for welfare at a time of government cut backs. Additional chapters and international case studies explore new developments, such as the rise of the social investment market, the use of design thinking and the increasing importance of social impact measurement.

Leading And Managing A Social Enterprise In Health And Social Care

Author: Charles Oham
Publisher: Community Training Partners
ISBN: 1783019859
Size: 18.46 MB
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Leading and Managing a Social Enterprise in Health and Social Care (Theory and Practice) is the first of its kind to focus on the health and social care sector of social entrepreneurship. Social enterprise in health and social care is an important and expanding area due to various environmental influences such as an ageing population and the economic pressures facing the sector. The book meets an increasing demand for resources for students and practitioners. Although written for the health and social care sector, the concepts can be applied to other areas of social enterprise practice. This book is designed to provide the skills, knowledge and understanding of the practice and development of social enterprises in general and in health and social care in greater detail. The learning outcomes for the textbook are to: 1. Review and examine the practice and values of managers in social enterprises, both generally and in health and social care. 2. Analyse the historical and contemporary concepts and drivers that underpin social enterprise practice, both generally and in health and social care; 3. Critically evaluate a series of different case studies in the light of theories and practice of social enterprise activity; 4. Provide understanding of the process and content of designing and delivering a business plan and income generation strategies for social enterprise initiatives, both generally and in health and social care; 5. Demonstrate how to develop and implement innovative and sustainable business practices to ensure the longevity of social enterprises, including marketing and procurement, in the process showing opportunities for setting up and sustaining a social enterprise in different fields. 6. Provide examples of good practice in staff and human resources management. The nine authors are heavily involved in developing and delivering training and courses on enterprise and social enterprise in a range of Universities and institutions, including the University of Greenwich, University of Northampton, Ravensbourne College, University of Helsinki and School for Social Entrepreneurs, as well as through consultancies such as Lifeworld. The authors, Associate Professor Chris Durkin, Dr Kemal Ahson, Malcolm Hayday CBE, Catherine Pestano, Paul Sternberg, Shingirirai Duke and Bukky Omopariola also draw on decades of practical and successful management experience in setting up and sustaining social enterprises, charities and other voluntarily, and supporting organisations both nationally and internationally, including NHS, British Council, Charity Bank, St Mungo’s, Church Urban Fund et al. Thus, they can provide a wealth of practical knowledge in: • enterprise start-ups, • management of social enterprises, • social innovation in addressing a social need, • social marketing for social enterprises • social entrepreneurship in the NHS • managing a wide range of service delivery (including business incubation, vocational training, employment preparation, health, adult social care and community development), • business planning, • fundraising and financing, • procurement, • impact evaluation, • monitoring and evaluation, • staff and human resources management. The purpose of this book is to encourage the start-up and consolidation of a variety of social enterprise initiatives, both in general and in health and social care. It describes and analyses creative approaches to solving problems and encouraging greater social innovation to overcome the challenges and issues in both health and social care management and social enterprise practice. Numerous case studies along with relevant exercises are provided with both print and e-book editions available. The book has a strong emphasis on sustainability, proactivity and innovation within a fast paced and changing world.

Community Co Production

Author: Jane Farmer
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 1849808414
Size: 20.28 MB
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Governments around the globe are promoting co-production and community social enterprise as policy strategies to address the need for local, 21st century service provision but can small communities engage spontaneously in social enterprise and what is the true potential for citizens to produce services? This book addresses a clutch of contemporary societal challenges including: aging demography and the consequent need for extended care in communities; public service provision in an era of retrenching welfare and global financial crises; service provision to rural communities that are increasingly 'hollowed out' through lack of working age people; and, how best to engender the development of community social enterprise organizations capable of providing high quality, accessible services. It is packed with information and evidence garnered from research into the environment for developing community social enterprise and co-producing services; how communities react to being asked to co-produce; what to expect in terms of the social enterprises they can produce; and, how to make them happen. This book is an antidote to the rhetoric of optimistic governments that pronounce co-production as a panacea to the challenges of providing local services and by drawing on the evidence from a 'real-life' international study will make policymakers more savvy about their aspirations for co-production, give service professionals practical strategies for working with communities, fill a gap in the academic evidence about community, as opposed to individual, social enterprise and reassure community members that they can deliver services through community social enterprise if the right partnerships and strategies are in place. Community CoProduction will appeal to students and scholars over a broad range of disciplines including development, entrepreneurship, public and social policy, economics and regional studies.

Social Entrepreneurship And Social Enterprises

Author: Linda Lundgaard Andersen
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317221648
Size: 59.24 MB
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Migrant women stepping into ethnic catering; homeless men employed to take care of bees producing honey for sale; young people on the edge getting microcredit funding to start social businesses; or former criminals joining forces to create social and economic structures for an honest lifestyle. These initiatives capture the transformative power of social enterprise and might indicate how social enterprises have the potential to make a difference for people and societies. The Nordic countries represent an interesting case. Social enterprises and co-operatives played a significant part in paving the way for the Nordic solicaristic welfare state. As the welfare state grew, civil society organizations and co-operatives lost ground, to a certain extent. But in recent decades, the welfare state has been restructured and, simultaneously, the concepts social entrepreneurship and social enterprises have gained attention. The Nordic context, with extensive public welfare structures and a high degree of citizens’ participation in public affairs, might affect the emergence of social entrepreneurship and social enterprises.