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Manage an ESE

Check out these resources that can help you manage the day-to-day work of running a successful ESE.

Welcome to the dynamic world of managing an Employment Social Enterprise (ESE), where each day presents intricate challenges and exciting opportunities. This phase of the journey requires a skillful approach to navigate through the complexities of day-to-day operations, scaling resources, and preserving the heart of your social mission.

Effective management is the linchpin that holds it all together. It means aligning your workforce, refining your processes, and optimizing your systems to meet the ever-evolving demands of running an ESE, all while ensuring that your organization’s unique social impact goals remain at the forefront of your operations.

As you steer your ESE towards success, adapting your strategies for leadership, communication, and stakeholder engagement is vital. These are the tools that will assist your ESE’s social impact while facilitating sustainable growth. It’s about leading with purpose, communicating your mission effectively, and engaging with stakeholders who share your commitment to making a difference.

Managing an ESE is a balancing act—a dance between the world of business and the realm of social impact. It’s a journey that demands resilience, innovation, and an unwavering dedication to your mission. But it’s also a journey that’s incredibly rewarding, as you witness the positive change your ESE brings to individuals and communities.

So, welcome to the world of managing an Employment Social Enterprise, where every challenge is an opportunity, and where your leadership will shape the future of your organization and the lives it touches. Together, we can continue to build a world where social good and sustainable growth go hand in hand. Get ready to lead, inspire, and make a lasting impact.

Resources For Your Journey

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Growth Planning | Grow a Social Enterprise

Continuing Education Series: Fundraising Strategy

This session is designed to equip you to evaluate the viability of each strategy as if you were your own consultant: grants, major gifts, corporate sponsorships, events, and annual giving. You will consider each strategy through a matrix that ranks: sustainability, return on investment, return horizon, scalability, and needed infrastructure.
Business Planning | Grow a Social Enterprise

Continuing Education Series: Pricing Strategy

Interested in learning how to drive growth for your organization? Join Simon-Kucher, the world’s leading pricing and growth specialist, as they provide an overview of pricing basics, why it should be a forefront topic, and when you should conduct a project. Juma also joined for r a live case study on their engagement with Simon-Kucher and the impact that was unlocked.
Business Planning | Grow a Social Enterprise

Continuing Education Series: Customer Segmentation & Value Proposition

You will learn about the importance of customer segmentation and the 3 different categories of value proposition. You will even have a chance to draft your own value proposition for a core customer group. Together, we will then identify the most important customer assumptions to test, which is a foundation for the later courses on promotions, sales channels, and pricing.
Business Planning | Grow a Social Enterprise

Continuing Education Series: Business Model Canvas & Customer Experiment

Get a refresh on (or an introduction to) using the business model canvas to envision a future-state business and then testing the critical assumptions that underpin your ability to achieve that future state. The session will focus on filling in a business model canvas and identifying the most critical underlying assumptions and exploring the concept of lean experimentation.
5 minutes | Leadership & Talent | Grow a Social Enterprise

Board Composition Survey Template

Part of effective board governance is to keep in mind the expertise, skills and demographics that you ideally wish to have represented on our board, and then surveying board membership to identify gaps that may be targeted for future board recruitment. This sample survey breaks down board composition by: professional expertise, areas of influence, and demographic information.
6 minutes | Leadership & Talent | Grow a Social Enterprise

Board vs. Staff Responsibilities Chart & Tools Checklist

This chart provides a quick break down of what management/the exec team at an ESE should be responsible for and what the board is responsible for. The checklist lists tools you can use to clarify roles, responsibilities and processes related to governance.
Leadership & Talent | Grow a Social Enterprise

The 7 Steps to a Successful Succession Plan: Series Session #3

In session 3 we walked through all of the steps for activating a succession plan, which include: Determining a leader's transition date, pre-departure planning, communications plans, search firms, and more!
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