When someone invites you to serve on the board of directors of a nonprofit, you can assume that someone thinks you’re a smarty. Someone thinks you are smart enough to pitch in and help grow the organization to have more impact in the world. It probably also means the someone believes you know people you could invite to[…]
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[…]
On Dec 15, 2010 SALSA and ChangeMatters will host a special seminar for social change leaders who want to explore social enterprise options and earned revenue strategies.
It has been two weeks since the Social Enterprise Summit/World Forum conference in San Francisco. I am still following up on contacts, good and crazy ideas, and only now looking through scores of handwritten notes for highlights. Where I imagine I will uncover even more cool ideas. Find more photos like this on wdydwyd? This[…]
Comments submitted to White House staff responsible for the new Social Innovation Fund. [Because nonprofit groups often cannot expand ideas that work because the nonprofit marketplace is 180 degrees from how the private-investment marketplace works because they don’t have early access to capital for experimentation and expansion, testing innovation is tough.] Yes, and this gets[…]
Stanford Social Innovation Review includes a brilliant paper that is very useful for the social enterprise/nonprofit leadership field, Ten Nonprofit Funding Models. But as usual, the Bridgespan Group researchers are looking only at the largest nonprofits. Their models were created by looking only at the relatively small group of huge nonprofit orgs (The NonProﬁt Times’[…]
Musings about what’s in store for the nonprofit sector.