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Understanding Social Entrepreneurship : the Relentless Pursuit of Mission in an Ever Changing World.

Author: Jill R Kickul; Thomas S Lyons
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor & amp ; Francis, 2012.
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Social entrepreneurship involves the application of business practices to the pursuit of social and/or environmental mission. It brings the mindset, principles, strategies, tools and techniques of entrepreneurship to the social sector, yielding innovative solutions to the vexing problems facing society - poverty, hunger, inadequate housing and homelessness, unemployment and under-employment, illiteracy, disease,  Read more...
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Kickul, Jill R.
Understanding Social Entrepreneurship : The Relentless Pursuit of Mission in an Ever Changing World.
Hoboken : Taylor & amp; Francis, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jill R Kickul; Thomas S Lyons
ISBN: 9780203801925 020380192X
OCLC Number: 798533305
Notes: Establishing the Capital Needs of the Social Enterprise.
Description: 1 online resource (293 pages)
Contents: Front Cover; Understanding Social Entrepreneurship; Copyright Page; Brief Table of Contents; Detailed Table of Contents; List of Illustrations; Preface; Acknowledgments; About the Authors; Foreword; 1. Introduction; The Public and Private Sectors and Our Vexing Social Problems; Why the Time Is Ripe for Social Entrepreneurship; Social Entrepreneurship's Unique Qualifications; Resources and Tools to Begin the Social Entrepreneurship Journey; 2. Defining and Distinguishing Social Entrepreneurship; Defining "Social"; Defining "Entrepreneurship"; Defining "Social Entrepreneurship." How Are Social Entrepreneurship and Business Entrepreneurship theSame and Different?What Motivates Social Entrepreneurs?; Case Study 2.1: Profile of a Social Entrepreneur: Peter Frampton, Manager, the Learning Enrichment Foundation; Modeling the Social Entrepreneurship Process; The Timmons Model of the Entrepreneurship Process; The PCDO (People, Context, Deal, and Opportunity) Framework; The CASE Model; The Social Entrepreneurship Framework; The Social Entrepreneurship Process Model; Voices from the Field; 3. Recognizing Social Opportunities; Social Ideas; The Role of Innovation. Opportunity RecognitionOpportunity Recognition Tools; Using the Social Opportunity Assessment Tool; Social Value Potential; Market Potential; Competitive Advantage Potential; Sustainability Potential; Overall Potential; From Opportunity to Mission; Case Study 3.1: The Case of the Intel Computer Clubhouse Network; Voices from the Field; Allison Lynch, Founder, New York Women's Social Entrepreneurship (NYWSE) Incubator; 4. Developing a Strategic Plan for a Social Venture; The Importance of Social Venture Planning. Developing a Social Venture Plan for a Social Venture: From Opportunity to Financial Plan1. What Is the Social Problem Your Social Venture Would Like to Solve?; Voices from the Field; From Prevalence to Accessibility: A Social Venture Opportunity: Greening the Desert; 2. What Is Your Vision and Mission?; 3. What Is the Theory of Change--the Social Impact Theory?; 4. What Is the Social Venture's Business Model?; 5. Who Is the Social Venture's Competition?; 6. Who Is on the Management Team and the Operational Plan?; 7. What Is the Social Venture's Growth Strategy? How Will the Venture Scale? 8. How Will the Social Venture Assess and MeasureIts Social Impact?9. What Is the Social Venture's Financial Plan?; Case Study 4.1: Loyal Label Business Plan; 5. Organizational Structure; General Organizational Design Options; Pure Nonprofits; Pure For-Profits; Hybrids; For-Profits With Nonprofit Subsidiaries; Nonprofits With For-Profit Subsidiaries; Nonprofits With Nonprofit Subsidiaries; Nonprofit-Nonprofit Partnerships; Nonprofit-For-Profit Partnerships; Conclusion; Case Study 5.1: Jumpstart; 6. Funding Social Ventures; Navigating the Challenges of Capital Raising.

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Social entrepreneurship involves the application of business practices to the pursuit of social and/or environmental mission. It brings the mindset, principles, strategies, tools and techniques of entrepreneurship to the social sector, yielding innovative solutions to the vexing problems facing society - poverty, hunger, inadequate housing and homelessness, unemployment and under-employment, illiteracy, disease, environmental degradation, etc. It finds solutions where government and private sector efforts have not. This intriguing field has captured the imaginations of thousands of business an.

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