PRESENTATION TO SUSTAINABLE RESOURCES CONFERENCE, BOULDER, CO.  OCTOBER 2, 2004   Mark Pomerantz SOCIAL PROFITS www.social...
<ul><li>Social Entrepreneurship Centers and Sustainable Community Organizations </li></ul>
WHAT’S THIS ALL ABOUT? <ul><li>Raising people out of poverty </li></ul><ul><li>Giving young people more marketable skills ...
WHAT’S A SUSTAINABLE ORGANIZATION? <ul><li>Empowerment — a culture of listening </li></ul><ul><li>Asset Based —  using ide...
INTRODUCTION   <ul><li>Social entrepreneurship can be defined as the development of innovative, mission-supporting, earned...
INTRODUCTION   <ul><li>Social entrepreneurship is both an approach to assisting “hard to serve” disadvantaged populations ...
THE NEED <ul><li>Social entrepreneurs have the following needs:  </li></ul><ul><li>Generalized organizational capacity bui...
THE MODEL <ul><li>A college/university based social entrepreneurship center to provide technical assistance to nonprofit s...
THE MODEL Elements & Academic Opportunities <ul><li>Student learning opportunities  </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunities for st...
THE MODEL Existing Programs <ul><li>Sterling College, Sterling, Kansas   </li></ul><ul><li>Entrepreneurship Center----Mino...
THE MODEL Existing Programs <ul><li>Roberts Wesleyan College, Rochester </li></ul><ul><li>Institute for Social Entrepreneu...
THE MODEL Existing Programs <ul><li>University of Washington, Seattle </li></ul><ul><li>Business and Economic Development ...
THE MODEL Tasks And Services   <ul><ul><ul><li>Technical Assistance to Community Nonprofit Organizations </li></ul></ul></...
THE MODEL Tasks And Services (Cont.) <ul><ul><ul><li>Develop Social Entrepreneurship Peer Support Network/ Forum </li></ul...
THE MODEL   Staffing   <ul><ul><ul><li>Center Director - Attributes  </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Entrepreneur ...
THE MODEL   Staffing <ul><ul><ul><li>Assistant Director  </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>College Faculty Member wi...
OUTCOMES Advancement of the Field <ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Research and Evaluation   </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><...
OUTCOMES Advancement of the Field <ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Research and Evaluation   </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><...
OUTCOMES Advancement of the Field <ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Training   </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Nonprofi...
OUTCOMES Advancement of the Field <ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Consulting </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Develop ...
OUTCOMES Development of Integrative Strategy for Entrepreneurial Community Development   <ul><ul><ul><li>Strengthen commun...
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  1. 1. PRESENTATION TO SUSTAINABLE RESOURCES CONFERENCE, BOULDER, CO. OCTOBER 2, 2004 Mark Pomerantz SOCIAL PROFITS www.socialprofits.com
  2. 2. <ul><li>Social Entrepreneurship Centers and Sustainable Community Organizations </li></ul>
  3. 3. WHAT’S THIS ALL ABOUT? <ul><li>Raising people out of poverty </li></ul><ul><li>Giving young people more marketable skills </li></ul><ul><li>Promoting the local economy with it’s eco-efficiencies </li></ul>
  4. 4. WHAT’S A SUSTAINABLE ORGANIZATION? <ul><li>Empowerment — a culture of listening </li></ul><ul><li>Asset Based — using ideas and contacts to generate new resources </li></ul><ul><li>Uses Marketing and Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Develops Effective Strategic Partnerships </li></ul><ul><li>Fund Development Tripod — grants, donors, earned income </li></ul>
  5. 5. INTRODUCTION <ul><li>Social entrepreneurship can be defined as the development of innovative, mission-supporting, earned income, licensing, or job creating ventures undertaken by individual social entrepreneurs, nonprofit organizations, or nonprofits in association with for profits. </li></ul>
  6. 6. INTRODUCTION <ul><li>Social entrepreneurship is both an approach to assisting “hard to serve” disadvantaged populations and financially sustaining the individuals and organizations that support them. </li></ul>
  7. 7. THE NEED <ul><li>Social entrepreneurs have the following needs: </li></ul><ul><li>Generalized organizational capacity building; </li></ul><ul><li>Generalized technical assistance for nonprofit enterprises; </li></ul><ul><li>Basic enterprise development assistance for start-ups; </li></ul><ul><li>Access to venture capital fund(s); </li></ul><ul><li>Working relationships with government agencies and college/university entrepreneurship and business programs; and </li></ul><ul><li>Development of local peer support networks. </li></ul>
  8. 8. THE MODEL <ul><li>A college/university based social entrepreneurship center to provide technical assistance to nonprofit social entrepreneurs, social purpose businesses, disadvantaged small business entrepreneurs, and small socially responsible locally based businesses. </li></ul>
  9. 9. THE MODEL Elements & Academic Opportunities <ul><li>Student learning opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunities for student and faculty research </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunities for student field internships </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunities to mobilize volunteers in the business community. </li></ul>
  10. 10. THE MODEL Existing Programs <ul><li>Sterling College, Sterling, Kansas </li></ul><ul><li>Entrepreneurship Center----Minor in Social Entrepreneurship in either the Department of Business or Entrepreneurship or in several other academic specialties. </li></ul><ul><li>Service Learning and Social Entrepreneurship are combined in the Center and reinforced by strategic partnerships with Habitat for Humanity and World Hunger Foundation. </li></ul>
  11. 11. THE MODEL Existing Programs <ul><li>Roberts Wesleyan College, Rochester </li></ul><ul><li>Institute for Social Entrepreneurship, collaboration involving the Division of Business Administration & Management and the Division of Social Work & Social Science </li></ul><ul><li>Institute utilizes paid student interns to work with community agencies, the schools and small businesses to boost their entrepreneurial capacities </li></ul>
  12. 12. THE MODEL Existing Programs <ul><li>University of Washington, Seattle </li></ul><ul><li>Business and Economic Development Program, University of Washington Business School </li></ul><ul><li>Program utilizes MBA interns to work with small businesses and local business associations to boost their entrepreneurial capacities </li></ul>
  13. 13. THE MODEL Tasks And Services <ul><ul><ul><li>Technical Assistance to Community Nonprofit Organizations </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Assistance to Secondary Schools and Youth Organizations on Developing Youth Entrepreneurship Programs </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Discounted Consultation to Socially Responsible Businesses and Disadvantaged Small Business Entrepreneurs </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Develop Working Relationships with Community Nonprofit Organizations to Promote Social Entrepreneurship </li></ul></ul></ul>
  14. 14. THE MODEL Tasks And Services (Cont.) <ul><ul><ul><li>Develop Social Entrepreneurship Peer Support Network/ Forum </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Information Exchange on SE </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Brokerage of Nonprofit Collaborations and Ventures </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Development of Relationships/Collaborations Between Nonprofit Organizations and Socially Responsible Business Entrepreneurs </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Development of Relationships with Venture Philanthropists </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Develop, In Partnership, Annual Social Venture Fair(s) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Develop Curricula for Introduction to Social Entrepreneurship and Additional Coursework for Training Social Entrepreneurs </li></ul></ul></ul>
  15. 15. THE MODEL Staffing <ul><ul><ul><li>Center Director - Attributes </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Entrepreneur </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Teaching Experience </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Partnership Building Experience </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Ability to Provide/Create “Bridging Social Capital” </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Center Director – Responsibilities </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Teaching </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Fundraising/Public Relations </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Mentoring </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Developing Sustainability Plan </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Developing Contacts with other Departments Within the College-University </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Developing Relationships with Other Colleges (College SE Network) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Developing Locally Based Social Enterprise Initiatives with Foundations, Governments, and Other Funding Partners </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  16. 16. THE MODEL Staffing <ul><ul><ul><li>Assistant Director </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>College Faculty Member with Expertise in Research Evaluation and Curriculum Development </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Student Interns </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Work on Business Planning </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Work on Youth Entrepreneurship Curriculum Development and Training </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Volunteer Coaches </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Work with Student Interns on Business Planning and Mentoring </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Are Recruited Through Local Chambers of Commerce, Social Venture Partners, Rotary and other Business Organizations, Young Entrepreneurs Organization, World Entrepreneurs Organization, Business For Social Responsibility, and Net Impact </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  17. 17. OUTCOMES Advancement of the Field <ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Research and Evaluation </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Training </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Consulting </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  18. 18. OUTCOMES Advancement of the Field <ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Research and Evaluation </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Research on Social Return on Investment </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Impacts Of Client Earned Income On Service Components Of Entrepreneurial Social Service Nonprofits </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Impacts of Client Earnings on Community Support Network </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Research on Venture Philanthropy </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Impacts of Multi-Year Support and Hands On Assistance on Nonprofit Organization Sustainability </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Impacts on Social Justice System </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Impacts on Family Income/Local Economy </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Impacts on School Performance </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  19. 19. OUTCOMES Advancement of the Field <ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Training </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Nonprofit Executives </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Degree and Certificate Programs </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  20. 20. OUTCOMES Advancement of the Field <ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Consulting </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Develop Youth Entrepreneurship Efforts </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Assist Nonprofit Organizations with Capacity Building and Organizational Sustainability </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Assist Socially Responsible and/or Community Oriented Small Businesses with Strategies for Sustainability and Increased Competitiveness </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Develop Social Venture Fairs and Venture Philanthropy Programs. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Work with Foundations (e.g., Ashoka ) to Develop Case Studies of Funded Social Entrepreneurs. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  21. 21. OUTCOMES Development of Integrative Strategy for Entrepreneurial Community Development <ul><ul><ul><li>Strengthen community nonprofit charitable agencies. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Enable small businesses to find more secure market niches in face of increased outside competition </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Lay the foundation for future strong local small businesses through youth entrepreneurship training </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Strengthen the local economy through all the above integrative measures </li></ul></ul></ul>

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