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A path for long term sustainability for telecentres-miguel raimilla, telecentre.org foundation

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A path for long term sustainability for telecentres-miguel raimilla, telecentre.org foundation

  1. 1. Telecentre Sustainability Telecentre as Social Enterprises A path for long-term sustainability for Telecentres Presented by Miguel Raimilla Executive Director Telecentre.org Foundation
  2. 2. Telecentre Sustainability Telecentre as Social Enterprises (we are here, most of the time) Do you think we should do what the neighbors are doing? I don't know but looks important? What is that? mmm, maybe, I guess...We'll look it tomorrow
  3. 3. Telecentre Sustainability Telecentre as Social Enterprises A social enterprise is an organization that applies business strategies to achieving philanthropic goals. Social Enterprises can be structured as a for-profit or non-profit. Def. by Wikipedia
  4. 4. Telecentre Sustainability Telecentre as Social Enterprises A social enterprise must, “ Do good and Do well” If your organization pursue a social mission, make sure you don’t run out of money. Combine the best of the non-profit sector with the best of the for-profit / corporate world.
  5. 5. Telecentre Sustainability Telecentre as Social Enterprises <ul><li>The social enterprise basic components: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Double bottom line </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Social mission driven </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Profit makers </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reliable </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Transparent </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Efficient </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Accountable </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Adapt to new trends and needs of its costumers/users </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Telecentre Sustainability Telecentre as Social Enterprises Why Social Enterprise is a good opportunity for Telecentres? <ul><li>Social Mission </li></ul><ul><li>Good Knowledge of community needs </li></ul><ul><li>Trustworthy </li></ul><ul><li>Good leadership skills </li></ul>50% of the work done
  7. 7. Telecentre Sustainability Telecentre as Social Enterprises <ul><li>Assessment of telecentres networks </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Organization readiness </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Human resources </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Technical </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Relevance of Org’s approach </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Technical infrastructure and knowledge </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Business procedures and language </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reporting options </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Easy access for donors and funders </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Telecentre Sustainability Telecentre as Social Enterprises Switch of mentality Telecentres as distribution channels for products and services Telecentres as strategic partners for development and research programs Telecentres as outlets for private and government services
  9. 9. Telecentre Sustainability Telecentre as Social Enterprises Where to learn more <ul><ul><li>Ashoka.org </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Socialcapitalmarkets.net </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Missionmarkets.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Endeavor.org </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Csi.gsb.stanford.edu/social-entrepreneurship </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Unreasonableinstitute.org </li></ul></ul>

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