Social Enterprise Models Prepare the Way Forward: A Guest Post

By John Herron At the UMB School of Social Work on an evening in May, Gar Alperovitz, speaking about his new book, suggested the best way to look at work being done on social change is to regard it as preparation for a new economy. Alperovitz says it takes a generation or two to realize[…]

Analyses and Position Papers on Different Forms of Common Good Enterprise

Gearing up for back-to-back social enterprise, socially-responsible business events next week—our release of the first survey of Benefit Corporations and LLCs* (with analysis of implementation to date of Maryland’s new laws) and my first day of university teaching—Writing for Social Entrepreneurship, a new class in professional writing at University of Maryland. So…here’s a handful of[…]

Essential Studies, Research, and Such on Common Good Enterprise

As we gear up to release the first study of the first Benefit Corporations and Benefit LLCs in the first state to pass the laws (Maryland)…and as another colleague and I finish developing a University of Maryland professional writing class for social entrepreneurship…I thought it might be useful to jot down here a quick handful of[…]

Mission or money: what is primary?

Social Entrepreneur Guest Post By John Herron How many psychiatric social workers do you know who have run a successful business? How many entrepreneurs do you know whose businesses are structured to be able to employ a workforce of individuals in recovery from mental illness and/or substance abuse disorders? How many instructors at elite universities[…]

Trip Report: Mississippi Delta

Last week we were in Mississippi, planning the launch of two new farming microenterprise programs and attending the second annual The Future of the Mississippi Delta conference. ChangeMatters is working hand in hand with our trusted Arizona-based partners, DRA Resources (who specialize in Federal grants, compliance, program evaluation, and business planning). This is our second[…]