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Business Model Canvas

As your social enterprise idea becomes more clear and you start to test it, you’ll also need to keep in mind your business model. A good way to keep your …

What is the Theory of Change Model?

How do social entrepreneurs connect their specific business models to broader visions of social impact? Developing a theory of change is one important way that social enterprises plan out how …

What is Human-Centred Design?

Human-centered design is a creative approach to problem solving. It’s a process that starts with the people you’re designing for and ends with new solutions that are tailor-made to suit …

Innovation in social enterprises

In this step, we are ask you to watch two video case studies and reflect on the following question: In what ways are these social enterprises innovative? Case Studies Ecomaximus …

Digital technologies and social enterprise

Advances in technology have created considerable impact on society in recent years. Yet in most cases, the social impact has been secondary to the aims of commercialization and profit generation. …

Ideation process

“Ideation” is about generating, developing, and evaluating ideas for launching innovative and viable new ventures. Ideation entails a process of discovery designed to lead toward the creation of dynamic and …

The link between problem and idea

An idea should solve a real problem. If your great idea is a solution for an imagined problem, you’ve just made a huge mistake in the social enterprise sector. If …

Crowdfunding for social enterprise

Crowdfunding is an increasingly popular alternative to traditional funding sources. It harnesses the power of social media to raise funds from online networks with shared interests. In this article, Sheeza …

Additional resources

Here you’ll find some more resources that can support you on your social enterprise journey. Guides and Toolkits Here are some reports that can help you to start up your …

Farewell

Thank you very much for joining us. It has been a pleasure to be with you, on your journey moving from ideas to action. Our next course, Social Enterprise: Growing …

Contributors to the course

This step provides more information about the organisations that support this course, as well as example social enterprises. Supporting Organisations British Council Social Enterprise programme A programme that supports the …

Pitching your idea

Coming up with creative ideas is easy; selling them is hard. In this video, Servane Mouazan, a business consultant and founder of Ogunte, will share some advice for social entrepreneurs …