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by Sutia Kim Alter

This typology breaks down the traditional boundaries between the nonprofit and private sectors and draws definition to this new institutional animal--part business-part social--the social enterprise. The illustrative typology classifies different models of social enterprise in order to navigate readers through the currently ill-defined, diverse and dynamic landscape of this emerging field.

A Business Planning Reference Guide for Social Enterprises

This manual is intended to equip social entrepreneurs with a business planning tool for their market-led social enterprises and help them improve their social enterprise program performance.

A Brief Guide for Social Entrepreneurs and Development Practitioners

This paper explores the growing pool of money termed “social investment” that is tailored to enterprise-based approaches to social and environmental problems. Social investment can help organizations build capacity, test innovations, and achieve sustainability.

Building High Performance Organizations

This article, published in the March 2006 issue of the Social Enterprise Reporter, discusses how an integrated approach to social enterprise offers practitioners a new paradigm for creating High Performance Organizations.

Toward an Integrated Social Enterprise Methodology

This paper aims to move beyond stories and definitions by presenting practitioners with a conceptual framework—as rudimentary as it may be in its first version—to inform and inspire new thinking about social enterprise performance and impart strategy and management resources to help practitioners achieve high performing social enterprises.

Exit Strategies and Venture Philanthropy Funds

This article discusses "exit strategy", one of the most interesting and least understood pillars of the emerging practice of "venture philanthropy" or engaged grant making approach.

Counterpart International's Experience

Through four in-depth case studies in Ukraine, this publication highlights the beneficial impact of social enterprises on the non-profit sector, families and communities.

A Guide to Successful Enterprise Strategies

This comprehensive guide identifies best practices for generating a reliable income stream and ultimately reducing nonprofit organizations' dependence on traditional sources of funding. In Chapter 14, Kim Alter discusses tools and strategies to maintain the agility, flexibility and confidence required to implement a living document-the business plan-in a dynamic environment.

New Models of Sustainable Social Change

Themed around the emerging agendas for developing new, sustainable models of social sector excellence and systemic impact, Social Entrepreneurship offers, for the first time, a wide-ranging, internationally-focused selection of cutting-edge work from leading academics, policy makers, and practitioners. Together they seek to clarify some of the ambiguity around this term, describe a range of social entrepreneurship projects, and establish a clear set of frameworks with which to understand it.

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