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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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15 minutes | Operations | Grow a Social Enterprise

CRM Software Analysis

This presentation provides a user-friendly summary of research conducted on different types of CRM (Customer Relationship Management) software available on the market.
24 minutes | Business Planning | Grow a Social Enterprise

Venture Criteria Tool

This Venture Criteria Bank & Template Tool can be used for ESEs to generate, refine, and prioritize a set of venture criteria that will enable them to meet their business, social, and operational goals.
10 minutes | Raising Capital & Fundraising | Grow a Social Enterprise

Corporate Sponsorship Overview

The strategic purpose of corporate sponsorship fundraising is to activate corporate responsibility through meaningful value propositions. Corporate Sponsorship is a common choice for ESEs as the business will already have corporate partners.
11 minutes | Raising Capital & Fundraising | Grow a Social Enterprise

Grants Overview

The strategic purpose of grant fundraising is to activate institutional generosity. Grants are a common choice for ESEs as workforce development is a priority of many grantmakers.
8 minutes | Business Planning | Grow a Social Enterprise

Customer Experience and Feedback Overview

Customer experience and feedback refers to formal ongoing processes to solicit customer feedback and incorporate insights into both business strategy and daily operations.
3 minutes | Employee Success Program | Grow a Social Enterprise

Program Fidelity Overview

Program fidelity refers to how closely a social enterprise executes its employee success program relative to planned activities, as well as the consistency in which it delivers program services across all locations and aspects of the social enterprise
8 minutes | Employee Success Program | Grow a Social Enterprise

Participant Worker Recruitment & Intake Overview

Recruitment and intake describes how a social enterprise markets its work, attracts new participant workers, gathers information from interested candidates, evaluates candidates for program enrollment and / or referral to partner organizations, and documents the process. 
8 minutes | Employee Success Program | Grow a Social Enterprise

Retention Services Overview

Retention services are provided to participant workers who have graduated from an employment social enterprise’s program and transitioned to unsupported employment, such as job placement in a competitive employer or advancement within the social enterprise.
19 minutes | Raising Capital & Fundraising | Grow a Social Enterprise

Major Gifts Overview

The strategic purpose of major gifts is to activate generosity through personal, high-touch donor relationships. 
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