Enterprising Nonprofits: A Toolkit for Social Entrepreneurs / Edition 1

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A hands-on toolbox shows nonprofits how to adopt entrepreneurial behaviors and techniques
The most comprehensive work of its kind and an indispensable resource for nonprofit organizations everywhere, Enterprising Nonprofits helps nonprofits embrace the methods of social enterprise-the adoption of entrepreneurial behaviors and techniques by nonprofit, community-oriented organizations. This accessible, hands-on toolbox for all levels of employees working in all kinds of socially oriented organizations features some of the best and the brightest thinkers and practitioners in the field, including: Rob Johnston, Peter F. Drucker Foundation for Nonprofit Management; Bruce Hopkins, Polsinelli, White, Vardeman & Shalton; and Tom McLaughlin, BDO Seidman.
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The idea of "social entrepreneurship" has spread as nonprofit organizations search for new ways to raise funds. Dees (Stanford U.) and his co-authors wrote this guide to show nonprofit leaders how to adapt the tools long employed by business both to generate funds and also to serve their social missions more effectively. Their goal is not to turn nonprofit organizations into businesses; rather, they want to help nonprofits learn from business, be more enterprising, and have a greater positive, long-term impact in their field. The guide is written with a practical, hands-on orientation for readers with no prior business training. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Table of Contents

Editor's Introduction
Ch. 1 Social Entrepreneurship 1
Ch. 2 Defining Your Mission 19
Ch. 3 Recognizing and Assessing New Opportunities 43
Ch. 4 Mobilizing Resources 63
Ch. 5 The Accountable Social Entrepreneur 103
Ch. 6 Understanding Risk: The Social Entrepreneur, and Risk Management 125
Ch. 7 Mastering the Art of Innovation 161
Ch. 8 Understanding and Attracting Your "Customers" 199
Ch. 9 Financial Management 251
Ch. 10 Planning for the Social Enterprise 273
App. A Social Entrepreneurs' Brief Guide to the Law 299
App. B: For Further Reading 313
Index 321
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