Beginning July 2014, our team will not take on any new project obligations. We will, however, continue to fulfill commitments to all our clients with the help of associates and affiliated consultants. Amy Kincaid, Founder and Principal of ChangeMatters, Benefit LLC, explains the firm’s transition and next steps.
What type of social value or environmental value is your business creating? Most for-purpose businesses and social enterprises are driven by one value theme. The meaningful, powerful, driving social or environmental value exists primarily in • the thing (product or service) that you do or make, • the way you do it
A guest post today from Phil Duff, a wildly creative college friend and commercial architect who has become a colleague on Lean Methodology, impact investment and community development, and social enterprise facility projects. Phil is also a Star Trek, space science, and environmental lifestyle geek, and he writes Alright,
In the university class I’m teaching (workplace writing for social enterprise), some of mystudents are developing business plans or turnaround plans. Students (and harried executives and perhaps also, ambitious founders) tend to rush toward action steps, milestones, and deliverables. But they’ll arrive faster if they start from a calm, reflective, tough-minded
Wanting to scale does not mean a social venture is always able to scale. Ramping up activity without a clear sense of purpose and direction can waste valuable (and limited) time and energy, and introduce unnecessary risks to existing good works.