Impact to Last
Lessons from the front lines of social enterprise
REDF commissioned Impact to Last to inform and inspire entrepreneurial employers by examining the instructive lessons and scaled success of 10 social enterprises across the U.S. These organizations and the businesses they operate are diverse in their product lines, market approaches, core job design, and geographic scope.
Impact to Last identified 10 established, high-performing social enterprises beginning in summer 2014 and initiated an intensive case study research process with each one, conducting analysis of a wide range of public and proprietary materials and interviewing, in total, over 100 social enterprise executives, employees, funders, and customers. By investigating and then sharing the experiences and practices of these innovative businesses, Impact to Last provides unique insights into the range of factors that have contributed to their success, both individually and collectively.