Nonprofit Social Enterprise: Models and Funding

Leaders in the non-profit community are increasingly embracing social enterprise models in order to create opportunity in the green economy. Their growing use of market-based strategies is driven both by of the success of socially responsible business models and by the recent downturn in philanthropic funding. Green For All’s brief, “Nonprofit Social Enterprise: Models and Funding” provides an introduction for non-profits who are considering adopting social enterprise strategies, including a frank discussion of opportunities and challenges associated with this model. The brief highlights key questions to consider before deciding to create a social enterprise. It provides case studies of successful green social enterprises, and examples of organizations which provide capital to social enterprises.

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