Social Enterprise

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Seattle, Washington sets a standard for big city social entrepreneurism. Not that the municipality is trying to run things. Instead, it has been making itself a well-informed observer and facilitator...
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Creative tension is no stranger to CED. We have something to learn from the business world, and we can do it without giving away the farm.
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The traditional nonprofit perspective can become a mental rut that essentially impedes an organization's good works. For The Communitas Group, getting out of that rut wasn't anywhere near as hard as...
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Maybe you thought marketing was about seeking clever text and imagery for advertisements. In fact, done properly, marketing means thinking through every interaction that your nonprofit has with its...
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Residents get a fairer shake and funders better feedback when beneficiaries of a community groups work are intimately involved in the design, implementation, and analysis of an assessment effort....
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An organization in Ottawa's Centretown offers access to affordable laundering and to life and business management skills. Can it do all this and make it as a fully-fledged co-operative?
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Lemon & Allspice Cookery is sustained by faith, love, and skill - and by the Common Ground Co-operative, which lends form and system to the actions of supporters.
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Youth@risk programming achieves a whole new level at All-A-Board, which uses an upscale restaurant and woodworking shop to train youth in general employability and marketable skills, and to generate...
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LifeCycles, a nonprofit dedicated to raise awareness and take action in issues of food, health, and urban sustainability in Victoria, has used CED initiatives to bring an entrepreneurial edge to its...
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The Third National Gathering of Social Entrepreneurs in Seattle indicates the new level of sophistication and cross-national co-ordination now achieved by the practitioners of social enterprise.