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From the Publisher"This book will provide you with important information on the prerequisites for success, including fit with your organization's mission and distinctive expertise, a skilled management team, board and staff buy-in, market demand, and many other elements. Whether you are a nonprofit practitioner, academic or student, funder or investor, I believe that this information will help you make the right decision for your organization and give you access to the expertise and knowledge you need to get going."
—From the Foreword by Bill Bradley, former U.S. Senator
"Bringing together the best experts in the business, Generating and Sustaining Nonprofit Earned Income offers up critical advice and insights to help even the most experienced social entrepreneurs improve upon enterprise performance; A critical addition to any practitioner resource library."
—Jed Emerson, Lecturer in Business, Stanford Business School andSenior Fellow, William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, David and Lucile Packard Foundation
"We live in a world that begs for the creation of new models of economic justice and opportunities. This book provides valuable information to support the efforts of nonprofit entrepreneurs to succeed in creating and operating ventures that are both sustainable and replicable while meeting economic and societal needs. Go for it!"
—Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield, Co-Founders, Ben & Jerry's
"Nonprofit ventures have few of the traditional supports that are available to other types of organizations. Straddling the for-profit and nonprofit cultures, they inhabit a world not officially recognized, where roadmaps do not exist. Life on the thin strip between one land and another is always a precarious existence, full of trials and tribulations, but also charged with opportunity. This book provides the best thinking to help nonprofits capitalize on that opportunity."
—Bill Shore, Chairman, Community Wealth Ventures
"State-of-the-art advice from a stellar collection of experienced voices in the field of nonprofit social venturing. Nonprofit managers, students of social enterprise, philanthropists and social venture competition entrants, take note: you need to read this book."
—Catherine H. Clark, Director, Research Initiative on SocialEntrepreneurship, and Faculty Advisor, Global Social Venture Competition, Columbia Business School
"You've got questions? This book has the answers. It is thorough, practical and chock full of practitioner's wisdom. It's a great resource."
—Edward Skloot, Executive Director, The Surdna Foundation
"You wouldn't take a long trip without a plan. Neither should you start an earned income venture for your nonprofit organization with out this book. Having been there myself, I can say with great confidence that this book will provide the framework for the planning, launch and operation of a successful and sustainable nonprofit enterprise. Whether you are an investor, manager or board member you need this book to guide you on what can be a very challenging, but rewarding journey."
—Gary G. Mulhair, Managing Partner, Global Partnerships, and previous President and CEO, Pioneer Human Services
"This book cuts through the rhetoric about social enterprise. It provides clear and sober advice as well as practical tools for navigating the launch, challenges and financing of mission-driven businesses."
—Betsy Biemann, Associate Director, The Rockefeller Foundation