Social Enterprise

Overview

Social Enterprise
Applying market-based strategies to today's social problems

“A social enterprise is an organization or venture that achieves its primary social or environmental mission using business methods. The social needs addressed by social enterprises and the business models they use are as diverse as human ingenuity. Social enterprises build a more just, sustainable world by applying market-based strategies to today’s social problems”   social enterprise alliance

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Social enterprise
Alternatives to Nonprofit Corporation

For profit alternatives to the traditional nonprofit corporation.

In 2012 the California legislature created two new classes of corporations for businesses that seek to pursue both profit and purpose: Benefit Corporations and Flexible Purpose Corporations.  Here are some articles that explain what they are and how they work:    

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REDFworkshop.org
Powerful tools for start-up social enterprises

To empower the growth of social enterprise and create positive change in the lives of people across the nation, we need to provide social enterprises, employers and other stakeholders the resources and connections to create a more inclusive workforce where job opportunities are available to all.

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Social Enterprise Alliance
Membership organization for social entrepreneurs

The Social Enterprise Alliance (SEA) is the leading membership organization in North America for social enterprises, service providers, nonprofit organizations, corporations, and venture capitalists that is actively building the field of social enterprise through networking opportunities, educational forums, strategic partnerships, and impact legislation. Our members are passionate about changing their communities, and we are passionate about providing them with the tools they need to continue their good work.

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