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Venture Capital For Social Enterprises
This article examines the Social Capital Partners (SCP) approach to venture capital. SCP was created in 2001 to fill a gap in the voluntary and CED sectors. The founders of SCP recognized that these 'markets' requires a new type of funding organization that was designed expressly to invest in social enterprises - businesses that integrate social goals with making a profit.
Author: Sean Van Doorselaer
Source: Making Waves MagazineTags
Creating Capital Pools to Support Social Enterprise Development in Manitoba
The thesis of the research is that other jurisdictions have created large scale, viable social enterprises that meet CED principles, whereas Winnipeg has tended to create small, grant dependent social enterprises while following the same principles. The research will test this thesis, examine the factors that have led to success elsewhere, and draw conclusions about how to replicate the success of other jurisdictions in Winnipeg.
Author: Alex Chernoff
Date: August, 2008Tags
Success Without Succession
Inner City Development Inc. was established in the summer of 2002 to provide good jobs to people in Winnipeg’s inner city who live in poverty and who are marginalized by systemic discrimination. For more than four years, they have survived in the construction market, creating full-time jobs with average or better sector wages, benefits, education and training, career laddering and a supportive work environment.
The enterprise has annual revenues of $2 million and has reached financial break-even and is now expanding into other sectors. The question is, can this, can this enterprise be sustained? Will it grow and expand? Could it be replicated elsewhere? If not, can it be considered successful and what are the implications for social enterprise as a strategy for empowerment on a broader scale.
Author: Marty Donkervoort
Source: Making Waves Magazine
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The Canadian Social Enterprise Guide - 2nd Edition
The Canadian Social Enterprise Guide was originally published in 2006 and was the first extensive and comprehensive published resource, tool kit, and collection of social enterprise stories in Canada. The revised 2nd Edition of the Guide reflects the learning of Enterprising Non-Profits program and its 10 years of supporting the development and success of social enterprise through technical assistance and resource development. The Guide includes chapters written by enp staff, social enterprise practitioners, professional trainers, funders and organizational development professionals.
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