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Succeeding at Social Enterprise: Hard-Won Lessons for Nonprofits and…
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0470405325, Paperback)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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:26:31 -0400)
This is a groundbreaking guide to best practices in social enterprise (organizations that earn income while delivering a social benefit). It offers practical tools, guidance, models, and cases for implementing an effective program. The contributors focus on the core competencies needed including leading a venture, business planning, marketing and sales, accounting, and more. The book also contains examples of success from the field, across the sectors including health, education and social services. It offers a resource for professionals in nonprofits with a social enterprise focus.
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