Imagine a society in which every adult is entitled to co-own the organisations on which they, their family and their community depend. The FairShares Model is an approach to creating networks of solidarity enterprises. Every adult can become a member-owner, whether a founding entrepreneur, supplier, employee, customer, user or social investor. This book clearly sets… Read More The case for FairShares : a new model for social enterprise development
Every community is as unique as the humans in it, many of them share a similar, underlying structure. Based on some experiences and with the generous help of leading community builders, it is identified the first version of this structure and turned it into an openly accessible framework: the Community Canvas. This may provide a… Read More The Community Canvas
How would you define philanthropy? Is it about giving back and lending a helping hand to others? This concept actually has no common definition because everyone understands it in their own special way. If you are a philanthropist looking for more ways to solve social problems, you will like the idea of starting a company in the… Read More 10 Awesome Social Enterprise Business Ideas
It is surprising how many times social entrepreneurs fail to follow the simple steps to a successful and powerful pitch. When you pitch, social investors want solutions, not problems. If they wanted an education on the issue, they could read a report or join a course. You’ve got to demonstrate that your venture not only has the… Read More Top Tips for Social Entrepreneurs: Pitch Perfect
For a big company, innovating is anticipating. It involves being able to spot weak signals, new ideas and models that will disrupt tomorrow’s markets. In only 10 years, changes in digital technology have deeply disrupted the rules of economic competition. In a faster and more interconnected world, companies that have been able to anticipate the… Read More Corporate leaders, don’t miss the social impact wave!
Social entrepreneurs are a big-hearted breed. They care deeply about more than earning a profit. They’re also passionate about making a difference. For some, such as Yoobi founder Ido Leffler and TOMS Shoes founder Blake Mycoskie, that means donating a product to an individual in need for every product purchased. For others, such as Scholly… Read More 7 Steps To Becoming A Successful Social Entrepreneur
Gender differences in pay are ubiquitous at all organisational levels including at the top. Entrepreneurship is hailed as one way for women to circumvent organizational norms and discrimination, because as CEOs of their own organizations, entrepreneurs largely determine their own pay. Moreover, social entrepreneurship may be a particularly gender-blind occupational choice; evidence indicates that women… Read More Women CEO’s in social enterprises earn 29% less than their male counterparts