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Alter, Sutia Kim. Managing the Double Bottom Line: A Business Planning Guide for Social Enterprises. Washington, D.C.: Save The Children, 2000
See also www.virtueventures.com/setypology/semg.aspx for Kim Alter's "social enterprise typology"
Austin, James E. The Collaboration Challenge: How Nonprofits and Businesses Succeed Through Strategic Alliances. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Publishers, 2000
Barker, Joel Arthur. Paradigms: The Business of Discovering the Future. New York: HarperBusiness, A Division of HarperCollins Publishers, 1992
Boschee, Jerr. "A key lesson business can teach charities," The Chronicle of Philanthropy, September 18, 2008, pp. 41, 43
Boschee, Jerr. Boschee on Marketing. Dallas. Encore! Press, 2007
Boschee, Jerr. "Boschee on marketing," a monthly column in the Social Enterprise Reporter (www.sereporter.com)
Boschee, Jerr. "Doing Good While Doing Well: As Wall Street reels and the safety net frays, the growing number of social entrepreneurs offers hope even in the scariest of times," Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, October 19, 2008
Boschee, Jerr. "Eight basic principles for nonprofit entrepreneurs," Nonprofit World, July-August 2001, pp. 15-18.
Boschee, Jerr. "Keep or Kill? Score Your Programs: Use This Tool to Decide Which Activities to Nurture - and Which to Abandon," Nonprofit World, September-October 2003, pp. 12-15.
Boschee, Jerr. Migrating from Innovation to Entrepreneurship: How Nonprofits are Moving toward Sustainability and Self-Sufficiency. Minneapolis: Encore! Press, 2006
Boschee, Jerr. "Recycling Ex-Cons, Addicts and Prostitutes: The Mimi Silbert Story," The Institute for Social Entrepreneurs, 2000
Boschee, Jerr. "Smart nonprofit leaders are finding opportunities in scarcity," CausePlanet.org, March 2009
Boschee, Jerr. The Social Enterprise Sourcebook. Minneapolis: Northland Institute, 2001
Boschee, Jerr. "The single greatest challenge: Existing organizational culture is frequently the biggest obstacle for social entrepreneurs," The Institute for Social Entreprenerus, 2006
Boschee, Jerr. "Social Entrepreneurship: Some Nonprofits are Not Only Thinking about the Unthinkable, They're Doing It -- Running a Profit," Across the Board, 1995
Boschee, Jerr. "'Social innovation' and 'social enterprise': A powerful combination," Social Enterprise Reporter, March 2007
Boschee, Jerr. "Strategic marketing for social entrepreneurs" adapated from a four-part series appearing originally in the Social Enterprise Reporter, October 2005 - February 2006.
Brattina, Anita F. Diary of a Small Business Owner: A Personal Account of How I Built a Profitable Business. New York: American Management Association, 1996
Brinckerhoff, Peter C. Social Entrepreneurship: The Art of Mission-Based Venture Development. New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2000
Bygrave, William D. The Portable MBA in Entrepreneurship, 3rd Edition. New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2003
Collins, James C., and Jerry I. Porras. Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies. New York: HarperCollins Publishers, Inc., 2004
Davis, Lee, and Nicole Etchart. Profits for Nonprofits: An Assessment of the Challenges in NGO Self-Financing. Providencia, Santiago, Chile: Nonprofit Enterprise and Self-sustainability Team (NESsT), 1999
Dees, J. Gregory, Jed Emerson and Peter Economy. Enterprising Nonprofits: A Toolkit for Social Entrepreneurs. New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2001
Dees, J. Gregory, Jed Emerson and Peter Economy. Strategic Tools for Social Entrepreneurs: Enhancing the Performance of Your Enterprising Nonprofit. New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2002
DuRand, John. The Affirmative Enterprise. St. Paul, MN: MDI Press, 1990
Emerson, Jed, and Fay Twersky. New Social Entrepreneurs: The Success, Challenge and Lessons of Non-profit Enterprise Creation. San Francisco: Roberts Foundation, Homeless Economic Development Fund, 1996
Firstenberg, Paul B. Managing for Profit in the Nonprofit World. New York: The Foundation Center, 1986
Hawken, Paul. Growing a Business. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1988
Institute for Social Entrepreneurs. "Evolution of the social enterprise industry: A chronology of key events," August 2008.
Kotler, Philip and Alan R. Andreasen. Strategic Marketing for Nonprofit Organizations (Sixth Edition). New York: Prentice-Hall, Inc., 2002
Larson, Rolfe. Venture Forth! The Essential Guide to Starting a Moneymaking Business in Your Nonprofit Organization. St. Paul, Minnesota: Amherst H. Wilder Foundation, 2002
McLaughlin, Thomas A. Nonprofit Mergers and Alliances: A Strategic Planning Guide. New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1998
Nicholls, Dr. Alex, ed. Social Entrepreneurship: New Paradigms of Sustainable Social Change. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006
Nonprofit Enterprise and Self-sustainability Team. Get Ready, Get Set: Starting Down the Road to Self-Financing. Providencia, Santiago, Chile: Nonprofit Enterprise and Self-sustainability Team (NESsT), 2004
Nonprofit Enterprise and Self-sustainability Team. The NGO-Business Hybrid: Is the Private Sector the Answer? Washington, DC: The Program on Social Change and Development, School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University, 1997
Nonprofit Enterprise and Self-sustainability Team. Risky Business: The Impacts of Merging Mission and Market. Providencia, Santiago, Chile: Nonprofit Enterprise and Self-sustainability Team (NESsT), 2004
Robinson, Andy. Selling Social Change (Without Selling Out). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2002
Shore, Bill. Revolution of the Heart: A New Strategy for Creating Wealth and Meaningful Change. New York: Riverhead Books, published by The Berkeley Publishing Group, 1995
Shore, Bill. The Cathedral Within: Transforming Your Life by Giving Something Back. New York: Random House, 1999
Skloot, Edward (editor). The Nonprofit Entrepreneur: Creating Ventures to Earn Income. New York: The Foundation Center, 1988
Steckel, Dr. Richard, with Robin Simons and Peter Lengsfelder. Filthy Rich & Other Nonprofit Fantasies: Changing the Way Nonprofits Do Business in the Œ90s. Berkeley, CA: Ten Speed Press, 1989
Steckel, Dr. Richard, Robin Simons, Jeffrey Simons and Norman Tanen. Making Money While Making a Difference: How to Profit with a Nonprofit Partner. Homewood, Illinois: High Tide Press, Inc., 1999
Trout, Jack, and Al Reis. The 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing. New York: HarperCollins Publishers, Inc., 1994
Ashoka: Innovators for the Public: www.ashoka.org
More than 1,500 Ashoka Fellows in 53 countries are developing systemic-changing organizations in the areas of economic development, health, environment, education, human rights and civic participation. Ashoka currently chooses and finances about 150 new Fellows each year and also publishes Changemakers, an online journal that focuses on social entrepreneurship around the world.
Blended value: www.blendedvalue.org
A discussion of blended value in five areas: Corporate social responsibility, social enterprise, social investing, strategic philanthropy and sustainable development. Also includes a list of web resources, books, articles, and papers.
The Chronicle of Philanthropy: www.philanthropy.com
A bi-weekly newspaper covering the world of philanthropy, with frequent articles about social entrepreneurs.
Community Wealth Ventures, Inc.: www.communitywealth.org
Helps nonprofits create business ventures and corporate partnerships. Also helps corporations design and implement community investment strategies.
"Enterprising Nonprofits: Revenue Generation in the Nonprofit Sector": www.ventures.yale.edu/factsfigures.asp
A detailed summary by Cynthia W. Massarsky and Samantha L. Beinhacker describing a national research project that examines social enterprise activity in the United States.
The Institute for Social Entrepreneurs: www.socialent.org
Provides seminars, workshops and consulting services for social entrepreneurs in the United States and elsewhere. Jerr Boschee is the Founder and Executive Director.
National Center on Nonprofit Enterprise (NCNE): www.nationalcne.org
A consortium of colleges and universities created to help nonprofits make wise economic decisions by bringing together leading scholars, academic researchers, business leaders and economic decision-makers to focus on key issues.
Nonprofit Enterprise and Self-sustainability Team (NESsT): www.nesst.org
Develops social enterprises in emerging democracies worldwide through a philanthropic investment fund, consulting services, publications, workshops, and an online global shopping portal that helps social enterprises reach a wider consumer market for their products and services.
The NonProfit Times: www.nptimes.com
A bi-weekly newspaper specializing in nonprofit management.
Nonprofit World: www.snpo.org
A bi-monthly magazine published by the Society for Nonprofit Organizations that focuses on nonprofit leadership, management and governance issues.
npEnterprise Forum: www.npEnterprise.net
The official listserv of the Social Enterprise Alliance (see below), with thousands of participants worldwide.
Roberts Enterprise Development Fund (REDF): www.redf.org
Provides guidance, leadership, financial support and training to a portfolio of social enterprises in the San Francisco Bay area that employ people who face poverty, homelessness, mental illness and other barriers to employment. REDF also publishes numerous reports about its work and has pioneered the development of tools to measure social return on investment (SROI).
Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship (Geneva): www.schwabfound.org
Creates international networks of successful social entrepreneurs and mobilizes the financial and in-kind resources they need to expand.
Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship, Said Business School, Oxford University: www.sbs.ox.ac.uk/html/faculty_skoll_main.asp
Promotes social entrepreneurship worldwide by sponsoring the annual Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship, conducting research, and providing fellowships for MBA students specializing in social entrepreneurship.
Skoll Foundation: www.skollfoundation.org
The Skoll Awards for Social Entrepreneurship support the work of established social entrepreneurs around the world. The Foundation also sponsors the Social Edge listserv and has created a public television documentary series hosted by Robert Redford that showcases the work of 12 social entrepreneurs in eight countries.
Social Capital Partners (Canada): www.socialcapitalpartners.ca
Invests in Canadian social enterprises that employ people who live outside the economic mainstream.
Social Enterprise Alliance: www.se-alliance.org
The leading membership organization for social entrepreneurs in the United States, and the only one devoted exclusively to building sustainable nonprofits through earned income strategies. Its conference for social entrepreneurs is the largest of its kind in the world, and it also provides a variety of other education and technical assistance. Most Alliance members are nonprofit practitioners and grant-makers, but also include management consultants, for-profit businesses and academics. Practitioner members range from early stage entrepreneurs seeking the nuts and bolts knowledge to start and run an earned income activity to well-established practitioners seeking an opportunity to exchange ideas with other leaders in the field.
Social Enterprise Reporter: www.sereporter.com
An online monthly magazine devoted exclusively to social enterprise.
Social Venture Network (SVN): www.svn.org
Promotes new models and leadership for socially and environmentally sustainable business through member initiatives, information services and community forums. SVN hosts two conferences each year, one for its members and one for its members and invited guests. SVN Europe and SVN Asia are sister organizations. The School for Social Entrepreneurs (England): www.sse.org.uk A program for social entrepreneurs that includes a growing network of schools throughout the United Kingdom.
Workability International: www.workability-international.org
Headquartered in the U.K., its 66 members in 27 countries employ more than two million people who have disabilities. Hosts an annual conference for its members in a different country each year.
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