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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 …

Contributors to the Course

Supporting Social Enterprises The Big Lemon A local bus community-led company that uses cooking oil in Brighton. Click here to view more information about the Big Lemon. Circo Para Todos …

Additional resources

Here are some resources and organisations that support social enterprises at different stages of their development. Research and Reports Scaling Up: Catalyzing the Social Enterprise A.T. Kearney’s findings on the …

How and why to measure social impact

Social impact is the positive change that your organisation has created or effected over time. This change could be social, economic and/or environmental. As a social enterprise, creating positive social …

Social Return on Investment Toolkit

SROI was initially developed by Jed Emerson at Harvard Business School for the Roberts Enterprise Development Fund (usually referred to as the REDF model) in 2000. SRI is now one …

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 …

Harnessing technology to scale social impact

Technology can be used in many ways to help a social enterprise be more effective and impactful. You will be better equipped to undertake the processes of social impact measurement, …

Digital marketing strategy

In an age of seemingly infinite apps, it is easy for social enterprises to get lost – and to lose valuable time and resources – in the vast field of …

Your digital marketing toolkit

Digital marketing has a unique advantage over traditional marketing in that it you can analyze marketing campaigns and understand what is working and what isn’t – typically in real time. …

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 …

Change management strategies

In the world of social enterprise, change is often the only constant. Social entrepreneurs must therefore equip themselves to manage and lead through periods of transition and transformation, whether these …

Commercial, social and emotional marketing

Like conventional businesses, social enterprises must effectively market their products and services to customers in order to sustain and grow their operations. In keeping with the hybrid nature of social …

Mapping your stakeholders

Each social enterprise has a unique set of stakeholders – those who have a direct or indirect interest in the work of the organisation. Stakeholders may include employees, customers, beneficiaries, …

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 …
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