Tools and Techniques

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An hour's drive from Calgary, Rosebud numbers fewer than 100 residents, but little else about it is small. Once a farming community in decline, it is now home to a museum, art gallery, recording...
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The Demonstrating Value Initiative was launched two years ago to develop a performance assessment framework by and for social enterprise. Desired was a framework so practical that social enterprises...
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We have all heard how computers and Web access can close the "information gap" that exists between practitioners, especially urban and rural ones. But technology will not suffice. The context in...
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Michelle Colussi's work (like yours, perhaps) is all about supporting profound and positive change in communities, and determining which actions offer the most "bang" of transformation per "buck" of...
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When he asked 40 directors of U.S. community development corporation directors to explain how they accomplish social change, Noah Dorius discovered that their concern was behaviourial change: a...
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Most of the mass of recent publications concerning community economic development (CED) are case studies, explanations of best practice, and histories of organizations. Very few have tried to...
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As former Prime Minister Paul Martin recently said, we have unleashed the private sector on many of Canada's problems; it's time we unleashed social enterprise, too. One way to do that is to build...
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In this year-long project, the Canadian CED Network and four community organizations sought ways to describe the outcomes of CED in both qualitative and quantitative terms. Each partner used a...
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Unlike economics, education, law, or medicine, says Michael Swack, Dean of the School of Community Economic Development (SCED) at Southern New Hampshire University, "CED doesn't really 'fit' anywhere...
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Techniquement, toute entreprise sociale peut être reproduite comme modèle de franchise. La reproduction requiert un modèle d'entreprise sociale viable avec des paramètres économiques et sociaux...