Mission Control : How Nonprofits and Governments Can Focus, Achieve More, and Change the World (ebook)

Author: Liana Downey In the last ten years the number of nonprofits and social sector organizations has grown by almost 25 percent, while charitable giving declined 30 percent over the same period. As a result, many organizations are chasing grants, tweaking and adding to their core activities to match what they think funders are looking … Read more

Cafe society: the regional enterprises putting the community before profit : Regional social enterprises are often hubs that serve the population beyond creating jobs and services

“Next to the baskets of plums sitting on the wooden table outside a Castlemaine cafe is a handwritten sign encouraging those passing to help themselves. It seems to be working – the basket is almost empty. The free fruit is an initiative of The Local, a new social enterprise cafe in Castlemaine in the heart … Read more

Connecting to Change the World : Harnessing the Power of Networks for Social Impact (ebook)

Authors: Peter Plastrik, Madeleine Taylor, and John Cleveland Something new and important is afoot. Nonprofit and philanthropic organizations are under increasing pressure to do more and to do better to increase and improve productivity with fewer resources. Social entrepreneurs, community-minded leaders, nonprofit organizations, and philanthropists now recognize that to achieve greater impact they must adopt … Read more

New research resource available for entrepreneurs!

We currently have a short trial of the ProQuest Entrepreneurship Database. This database bridges theory with practice, covering a wide spectrum of resources useful to educators, researchers, students and practitioners. Content ranges from the scholarly – including journals, dissertations, working papers and conference proceedings – to a full toolkit of practical guides, templates, forms, sample … Read more

Business students willing to sacrifice future salary for good corporate social responsibility: study

“More than 90% of business students in a study on corporate social responsibility said they would be willing to sacrifice some percentage of their future salary to work for a responsible employer. A surprising number of 14% are willing to sacrifice more than 40% of their future income to do so. However business students who … Read more

Lean Startups for Social Change : The Revolutionary Path to Big Impact (ebook)

Author: Michel Gelobter The Lean Startup concept has revolutionized the way businesses are developed. Now Michel Gelobter applies this powerful concept to the social sector. In business, the lean start-up movement is turning the traditional approach to innovation on its head. Rather than developing an elaborate plan, raising money to fund it, and then following … Read more

Introduction to social entrepreneurship (book)

Author: Teresa Chahine Social entrepreneurship is a revolution occurring around the world today. People from all walks of life are developing and implementing innovative, effective, and sustainable solutions in response to social and environmental challenges. These solutions include products, services, and interventions brought to market by new startups and existing organisations, both for-profit and non-profit. … Read more

Innovation and Scaling for Impact : How Effective Social Enterprises Do It (book)

Authors: Christian Seelos and Joanna Mair Innovation and Scaling for Impact forces us to reassess how social sector organizations create value. Drawing on a decade of research, Christian Seelos and Johanna Mair transcend widely held misconceptions, getting to the core of what a sound impact strategy entails in the nonprofit world. They reveal an overlooked … Read more