Social Enterprise Associates

Social Enterprise Associates (SEA) is a network of consultants leveraging the power of the marketplace to empower community and environmental institutions to grow thriving, sustainable initiatives for a better tomorrow. Consulting engagements have led clients to mobilize well more than
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A Survey of Technology-Related Grantmaking: "Amplifying Social Impact in a Connected Age"

ZeroDivide interviewed 41 funders and 13 nonprofit technology service providers to learn more about funders’ interests in technology-related grantmaking for social benefit, identify the key barriers to increased philanthropic investment, and surface suggestions that could help the sector in surmounting these barriers.

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Connecting Enterprise with Social Responsibility

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)

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Looking for Opportunities: Adapting to Uncertainty and Capitalizing on Your Corporate Contributions Record

In this paper TCC Group draws upon its experience to offer advice on how companies and their corporate contributions departments can adapt to uncertainty and add value to their business, while describing various strategies that can enable contributions... (continued)

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Do Good Well: Your Guide to Leadership, Action, and Social Innovation

Praised by Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Muhammad Yunus as "the primer for social innovation," Do Good Well: Your Guide to Leadership, Action, and Social Innovation (Jossey-Bass/Wiley, 2013, 576 pages, $30) is an empowering new book that New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof called "a practical field... (continued)

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Rediscovering a Strategic Resource: Your Employees

Many companies are beginning to recognize that employee involvement programs are a critical part of successful community involvement programs. Using a detailed case example from Altria Group, TCC group provides guidelines and best practices of employee involvement programs in this paper.

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VC in the Iron City

SEA Member Spotlight on Pittsburgh Social Enterprise Accelerator, which works with nonprofit organizations that have a goal of developing self-sustaining, profitable enterprises. 1/10/05

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Proposal to the Rose Hills Foundation from Shoes That Fit

Proposal to Rose Hills Foundation from Shoes That Fit to fund Back-to-School and Holiday Shoes and Clothing Project, in which 25,000 local schoolchildren in need will be given new items so so that they could attend school in comfort and with dignity.

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When Things Fall Apart: Building Organizational Strength of Humanitarian Aid Organizations

This paper covers the unique operating environment of humanitarian aid organizations, organizational models and the Feedback Loop Model.

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Creating a Community of Learners in an Economic Recession

Evaluation in tough economic times is not an oxymoron, as funders bring an even more critical eye to their grantees, ensuring that dollars are well-spent and creating the desired impact.Now is the time to emphasize building an organization’s capacity for evaluation, becoming smart consumers of evaluation by... (continued)

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SEA Tip Sheet #4: Social business plan competitions

Besides the opportunity to win lucrative awards, business plan competitions specifically aimed at socially minded enterprises can offer access to mentors, feedback on ideas, and networking opportunities. This SEA Tip Sheet provides a brief overview of business plan competitions.

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Maximizing Foundation Effectiveness: Aligning Program Strategy, Org. Capacity, Strategic Planning, & Performance Assessment

Maximizing Foundation Effectiveness: Aligning Program Strategy, Organizational Capacity, Strategic Planning, and Performance Assessment to Achieve Success. Encourages the increase of philanthropic performance, strategic decision-making, designing a... (continued)

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Fabian Willskytt

Fabian is an aspiring sustainability consultant based in San Francisco. He is in the midst of the MBA program at San Francisco Sate University, where he concentrates in sustainable business and expects to graduate from in the spring of 2015. Fabian is currently working as an intern with Social Enterprise Associates, a consulting firm helping social enterprises... (continued)

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"Do More Than Give," written by Leslie Crutchfield, John Kania, Mark Kramer (free chapter)

Traditional philanthropy is no antidote to the complex problems that challenge our world today. Donors must go beyond check-writing to proactively catalyze change using a variety of tools and practices.

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Evaluating Capacity-building Efforts for Nonprofit Organizations

This paper explains how funders, management support organizations, evaluators, and nonprofits can evaluate efforts to enhance the management and governance of nonprofit organizations.

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Ten Keys to Successful Strategic Planning for Nonprofit and Foundation Leaders

This paper explores planning that examines informed projections about environmental realities to help your organization anticipate and respond to change. Tips include defining your mission and goals, targeting spending, and reshaping programs.

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Mohammad Badri

I’m an experienced software engineer and product manager, actively looking for opportunities to deliver innovative and high-impact solutions to society’s most pressing social problems especially in healthcare, education, and public policymaking.

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