2017-02-16 14:01:00

    Social enterprise Growing Grounds shares how they have evolved their business model over time to better serve their employees’ needs.

    Read Full article >

    2017-02-16 12:34:36

    Article

    Mergers and Acquisitions in Social Enterprises

    The application of M&A can be a tool to scale social enterprise. This article focuses on some of the motivations for doing so and explores potential considerations for each.

    Read Full article >

    2017-02-16 11:46:38

    Article

    Legal Structures for Social Enterprise M&A

    Some of the permutations of legal structures and types of partnership for social enterprise M&A, and a few considerations for each.

    Read Full article >

    2017-02-16 10:56:18

    Article

    Industry Assessment Framework

    It is important to be thoughtful and deliberate about what industries to move into when starting a social enterprise. This article explores four areas of focus to carefully assess potential promising industries.

    Read Full article >

    2017-02-13 10:54:20

    President and CEO of Orion Industries, a social enterprise whose business is aerospace manufacturing and contact center services, shares his approach to leadership.

    Read Full article >

    2017-02-12 14:36:04

    Article

    Hiring Social Enterprise Management

    The pros and cons of hiring candidates with strictly entrepreneurial, management, or client focused expertise.

    Read Full article >

    2017-02-12 14:31:22

    Article

    Compensation Issues

    Can your social enterprise afford to compete with the for-profit companies to get and keep good people?

    Read Full article >

    2017-01-26 10:48:48

    Article

    Three Leading Management Challenges

    The operation of a social enterprise provides managers with a complex challenge of bringing together seemingly competitive business goals with a mission of providing jobs to disadvantaged individuals.

    Read Full article >

    2017-01-25 17:20:47

    Article

    Management Strategies

    Managers who operate social enterprises will benefit from two types of management strategies – both structural and operational – designed to deal with the dual goals of the business.

    Read Full article >

    2017-01-25 15:27:11

    Article

    Organizational Structures and Social Costs

    The structure of the relationship between the social enterprise and the parent nonprofit can fall into three different types: integrated, connected and divisional. What are the implications when allocating social costs?

    Read Full article >

    2017-01-25 12:59:34

    Article

    The Challenges of Allocating Social Costs

    Multiple players bear some portion of the costs to make the social enterprise successful. The challenge in allocating costs lies in drawing a line between one organizational program and another.

    Read Full article >

    2017-01-24 15:48:08

    Article

    Overview of SROI Analysis

    SROI analysis is important to be able to understand that a program is not simply a “good cause,” but that its social returns argue for increasing investments in its work.

    Read Full article >