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Partnership opportunities

Social enterprises can benefit greatly from establishing positive partnerships with other local players. In times of change, having the support of government bodies, local businesses, and nonprofit organisations can make …

Leadership with shared purpose

Effective leadership in a changing world must go beyond a written organizational mission statement or vision statement. It must even go beyond the leader’s vision and sense of purpose. Leadership …

Q&A: Evaluating your social enterprise

Monitoring and evaluation is crucial for accountability, funding and planning the next steps for your social enterprise. In this article, Servane Mouazan from Ogunte, a social business that “delivers a …

Bank of challenges

In this video, social entrepreneurs discuss the challenges they have faced in the different stages of their businesses. What were some of the major challenges they encountered? What were the …

Demonstrating social value

Social value is the value that stakeholders experience through changes in their lives. Some, but not all of this value is captured in market prices. So how can social enterprises …

Grow the team. Keep the culture.

Taking a social enterprise to the next stage requires an expansion of the organisation’s human resources beyond the close-knit team of co-founders. While founding a startup requires careful consideration of …

Culture and core values

A successful social enterprise is one that molds its organisational culture around a set of core beliefs or values that help provide a focus to its vision. An organisational culture …

Your turn: Recommend a scaling strategy

One of the best ways to learn about scaling up strategies for social enterprises is by helping others. In this step, we invite you to read the case study of …

Case study activity: Impact Hub

What was the strategy that helped the impact hub global network scale to 80 locations and over 15,000 members? In this step, we ask you to reflect and discuss the …

Choosing the right model to scale

Scaling a social enterprise is not a one-size-fits-all process. In this video, social entrepreneurs discuss how they chose among different models for expanding their organisations. What do you learn from …

Sustaining and scaling up strategies

In this video, Professor Fergus discusses the different approaches to sustain and scale up a social enterprise. What are the three different approaches he identifies?

Funding Q&A: ArcBotics

Connie Hu, the CEO and Co-Founder of ArcBotics, has a wide range of expertise. From studying cultural anthropology to prototyping hardware products, Connie’s journey encapsulates the agility and acumen required …

Demystifing the funding process

Financial investments are often complex and opaque transactions. This lack of transparency can make the process of fundraising seem mysterious or even confusing. In this step, we will share a …

The impact investing framework

Impact investments are investments made into companies, organisations, and funds with the intention to generate social and environmental impact alongside a financial return. Impact investing challenges the long-held views that …

Farewell

Thank you very much for joining us. It has been a pleasure to be with you, on your journey toward building a sustainable social enterprise. To connect with the educators: …
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