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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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8 minutes | Raising Capital & Fundraising | Grow a Social Enterprise

Event Fundraising Overview

The strategic purpose of event fundraising is to activate generosity through curated experiences.
14 minutes | Raising Capital & Fundraising | Grow a Social Enterprise

Annual Giving Overview

The strategic purpose of annual giving is to activate generosity through compelling content. Annual giving is probably the most common strategy in fundraising.
19 minutes | Business Planning | Grow a Social Enterprise

Selling Process Overview

Selling process refers to a series of steps taken to sell a product or service to a customer. A strong sales process is repeatable and scalable, leverages standardized tools and templates, outlines clear roles and responsibilities for sales team members, and is data driven.
11 minutes | Business Planning | Grow a Social Enterprise

Pricing Strategy Overview

Pricing strategy is how a business determines the ideal price of a product or service, informed by a range of factors such as business costs, competition, and customer value.
11 minutes | Leadership & Talent | Grow a Social Enterprise

I Loved My Job – But Considered Leaving, More than Once

During my annual evaluations with my Board, I began giving transition signals, saying that I saw myself remaining in my CEO role for “no longer than five years.” Then it became “two to five years” …and then “about two years.”  Until one day, I said to my Board Chair and Vice-Chair, “I would like to leave in a year.”
10 minutes | Growth Planning | Grow a Social Enterprise

Growth & Product Expansion Decision Process Overview

Growth planning is the process followed by organizations to determine IF & HOW to pursue a new growth opportunity such as starting a new business line, launching a new product, opening a new sales channel, or expanding geographically to a new location.  
41 minutes | Business Planning | Grow a Social Enterprise

Employment Social Enterprise Glossary

This is a helpful resource for those seeking to better understand the terminology and concepts related to Employment Social Enterprises (ESEs) and the broader field of social entrepreneurship.
12 minutes | Business Planning | Grow a Social Enterprise

Cost Analysis Overview – Fixed and Variable Costs 

Fixed and variable costs refer to the categorization of business expenses depending on whether they are affected by changes in product/service quantity sold, or whether they remain constant regardless of quantity sold.