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)
This is not a technical paper about the L3C...there are plenty of those out there including the excellent resources listed in Appendix B of this paper. Over the past year and half we’ve talked with dozens of social entrepreneurs and other professionals from all over the... (continued)
NARI (Network of All Rural Institutions) is the Financial and non-financial service provider to SHPIs and NGOs, specially working with SHGs Development with the support from WORSHIP-Social Franchisee of Reach India, an initiative of Freedom From Hunger an USA based 50 years old international... (continued)
An article on L3C organizations, including general information and an example of an L3C.
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This paper tracks the development of the L3C, analyzes why the assumptions held by the proponents of the L3C have not come to fruition, and examines the possibilities to help the L3C reach its potential of opening new streams of capital for social enterprise.
The Nonprofits? Insurance Alliance of California, a nonprofit insurance company dedicated to insuring fellow nonprofits, courted "high-risk" clients when it was getting off the ground. Since start-up, NIAC has successfully penetrated a market dominated by for-profit companies by... (continued)
This typology breaks down the boundaries between the nonprofit and private sectors and draws a definition of social enterprise. The typology explores how institutions have combined a mix of social values and goals with commercial business practices. Explores ownership models, income and capitalization strategies, and unique... (continued)
Far too many people still think of social entrepreneurship in terms of nonprofits generating earned income. By embracing a definition that focuses on innovation and impact, we can assure that social objectives are taken seriously in the entrepreneurial process. Earned income is only a means to a social end, and it is not always the best means.