Social Enterprise

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CED executives must combine business acuity with an implacable determination to use business to develop people. Doreen Parsons did just that at Human Resources Development Association, which now...
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While training has always been an integral part of the HRDA strategy, business development has been its outstanding initiative. Its record of success and failure deserves careful scrutiny by all...
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The Edmonton Recycling Society shows how economic activities can be environmentally sound, provide meaningful employment to people with disabilities, and earn a competitive rate of return. But ERS...
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Sure 'self-sufficiency' is possible - so long as your business has access to skilled staff, plenty of credit, and paying customers. But what if it's your 'business' to generate that very type of...
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About one million Canadian households spend more than 10% of their income on energy costs. To resolve a problem of this scale takes big money, but consider the payback. The total annual utility bill...
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The Learning Enrichment Foundation started its journey 20 years ago as a charity primarily concerned with cultural enrichment for inner-city children. It has since become Toronto's biggest nonprofit...
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Groupe Convex is the nonprofit parent that acts as an umbrella over a growing network of social businesses in the United Counties of Prescott-Russell, Ontario. All employ intellectually disabled...
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If you want to read one book before your board discusses launching a small business, make it 'The Nonprofit Entrepreneur.' Still in print after 12 years, and for good reason.
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Earned income is just one option for community-based organizations. As you weave your financial strategy, don't overlook less exotic strategies - nor the capacity-building which they too require.
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Just how entrepreneurial can a nonprofit get? Pioneer exemplifies the integration of the enterprise spirit with services to assist the marginalized, in this case, counselling, housing, and employment...