Social Enterprise Solutions

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A discussion of what works, what doesn't work, why social enterprise matters, and why you should hate Oprah.

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  • Social Enterprise Solutions

    1. 1. Social Enterprise SolutionsWhat Works, What Doesn’t, Why It Matters And Why You Should Hate Oprah (by Meaghan Cassidy)
    2. 2. Social Enterprisesare Businesses……but their end goal isn’t to maximise profit!
    3. 3. You know social enterprises.
    4. 4. Three imperatives:1. Be sustainable.2. Use profit to further yourgoals,not as your goal.
    5. 5. SUSTAINABILITY A successful social enterprise can sustainitself, independent of donations and current
    6. 6. PlayPump
    7. 7. Niall Mellon IrishTownship Trust
    8. 8. Why SUSTAINABILITY matters:INVEST ININFRASTRUCTURE
    9. 9. BOTTOM LINES A successful social enterprise has a double or triple bottom line.
    10. 10. CompartamosBanco
    11. 11. Grameen Bank
    12. 12. Why BOTTOM LINES matter: STAY FOCUSED
    13. 13. USE PROFITCAPITALISM KICKS ASS!
    14. 14. ROIA successful social enterprise is efficient and effective.
    15. 15. 450-student capacityOprahTheWinfrey Leadership Academy for Girls (annual cost per student=$4,500)
    16. 16. total students: ~10,000 The HarlemChildren ’s Zone
    17. 17. Why ROI matters:MAXIMISE RESOURCES
    18. 18. Why you should hate Oprah: NOT SUSTAINABLE PROFIT-DRIVEN •
    19. 19. Recap!1. Be sustainable.2. Use profit to further yourgoals,not as your goal.
    20. 20. Want toKICK ASS ?Web: www.northeastern.edu/ sei/ E-mail: sei@neu.edu Twitter: @SocEntInstitute

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