This book is an introduction to hybrid organizations and the visionaries behind the concept.
The Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to increasing the effectiveness of impact investing - for-profit investment made to solve social and environment problems.
The GIIN supports collaboration, develops industry infrastructure, and undertakes research and advocacy to foster a coherent... (continued)
This Digest is a first step toward finding new skills and new resources for financially stability in nonprofits by describing social entrepreneurship and provides examples of endeavors undertaken by almost a dozen nonprofits in the Chicago Metro area.
Profile of Turnaround Couriers, founded and operated by Richard Derham, who employs disenfranchised youth from Toronto's mean streets as bicycle couriers, getting them job-ready for the real world. Profits, if any, are earmarked for charity and job-training programs. 3/20/05
To be successful, the movement needs money, human resources, commitment and government support. Four key figures tell Conal Walsh about their roles, what they have achieved and the potential for development as the concept takes hold (UK). 11/2/03
Interview with CEO David Le Page of Building Opportunities for Business, formerly Fast Track to Employment. BOB links over 35 existing community- based training providers and educational institutions with 60-plus small to medium sized businesses (SMB) and social enterprises who provide employment opportunities for the... (continued)
SEA Member Spotlight: Tamra Ryan, Executive Director of the Women?s Bean Project in Denver, CO is convinced that helping chronically unemployed women develop job and life skills gives them the ultimate gifts: self-sufficiency and self-esteem. Article is interview with Ryan covering topics including... (continued)
SEA Member Spotlight of Growing Home, Inc. social enterprise that produces and sells fresh produce to restaurants and at farmers markets throughout the Chicago area. Interview with Harry Rhodes, Executive Director includes how GHI got its start, clients, funding, long-term goals, partnership strategies and Rhodes? dual role... (continued)
Don Harris of Nehemiah Corp. is a savvy lawyer and a creative deal maker whose nonprofit organization has figured out how to help moderate-income people make a down payment on the American dream -- literally. Oct, 2001
Chicago Children's Choir-a 45-year-old Chicago institution. Carstedt has grown it from a single Hyde Park-based group of 300 members to a citywide enterprise enveloping 3,000 children in 73 neighborhood - and school-based choirs. Now launching a charter school, providing music instruction on a contract basis for Chicago public... (continued)
A profile of Jeff Skoll, the first president of eBay, the online auction site. Skoll Foundation supports the field of social entrepreneurship. Skoll Center for Social Entrepreneurship at the University of Oxford Sa?d Business School in Britain. CEO of Participant Productions, an entertainment company working on eight feature movies that... (continued)
This article examines the experiences of those early adopters of the L3C business form. Through surveys, phone conversations, and examinations of web sites, I explored the reasons these entrepreneurs chose the L3C over alternatives such as a traditional LLC or a Section 501(c)(3)... (continued)
Basic information on L3Cs, including business form and tax information.
Philanthropy can seem like one of those mysterious concepts reserved for people who already know all about it. In reality, though, the idea is extremely simple and open to everyone. Olive Grove provides a step-by-step guide for understanding philanthropy and how to get started now!
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Do you want to position your social enterprise work as cutting-edge and worthy of new investment? Do you want to become a respected thought leader in your field? In the marketplace of ideas, those who write well are seen as the “experts” at much more than putting words on a page. (The words... (continued)
A great deal of impact investing takes place through traditional financing models including private equity, venture capital, and debt financing. However, there is also a movement to develop new impact investment vehicles that capitalize on both for-profit and government funding for solving social problems. ... (continued)
As chief executive of Mercy Corps since 1994, Neal Keny-Guyer helped turn the Portland relief organization into a global powerhouse with 3,500 employees and a budget of nearly $300 million. But he was taken aback last year when one of his lieutenants proposed the radical step of buying a bank in Indonesia. Why would... (continued)
Authors discuss the creative process and the work behind becoming a successful social entrepreneur.
Pioneer Human Services gets most of its $55 million in annual revenue by selling goods and services to other businesses. Pioneer also provides an integrated array of training, employment, housing and rehabilitation services for people on the edge of society. The challenge is to maintain a... (continued)
The Rev. Gregory Boyle began Homeboy Industries in 1992 as a job-training program to salvage the futures of gang members. Funded mostly by local and federal grants and foundation gifts, Homeboy Industries now hopes to become more independent by growing its several small businesses, including its moneymaking... (continued)
Drayton is founder and chief executive of Ashoka, which seeks out social entrepreneurs with enormous ideas -- solutions of such ambition and force that they cannot be denied. These entrepreneurs, who typically work alone amid hostile circumstances, get support, ideas and protection.
Drayton is founder and chief executive of... (continued)