The Resource Enterprising Nonprofits : A Toolkit for Social Entrepreneurs, (electronic resource)

Enterprising Nonprofits : A Toolkit for Social Entrepreneurs, (electronic resource)

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Enterprising Nonprofits : A Toolkit for Social Entrepreneurs
Title
Enterprising Nonprofits
Title remainder
A Toolkit for Social Entrepreneurs
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A hands-on resource that shows nonprofits how to adopt entrepreneurial behaviors and techniquesThe rising spirit of social entrepreneurship has created all kinds of new opportunities for nonprofit organizations. But at the same time, many are discovering more than their share of challenges as well. This essential book will help anyone in the field gain the necessary skills to meet these challenges. Written by the leading thinkers and practitioners in the field, Enterprising Nonprofits offers concise and engaging explanations of the most successful business tools being used by nonprofits today. The authors clearly describe all the concepts so you'll be able to embrace the methods of social enterprise for your organization. With this book, you'll learn how to use practical business techniques to dramatically improve the performance of your nonprofit.Praise for Enterprising Nonprofits"I can't imagine a better team to bring powerful insights and practical guidance to social entrepreneurs. Readers will be inspired by the examples, and then they will roll up their sleeves to apply the many useful management tools in this engaging book."-Rosabeth Moss Kanter, Harvard Business School, Author of Evolve!: Succeeding in the Digital Culture of Tomorrow"In one book, Enterprising Nonprofits does for social entrepreneurs what countless volumes have done for entrepreneurs in the business sector. A wonderful mixture of analysis, practical advice, and inspiration."-Paul Brest, President, William and Flora Hewlett FoundationAll of the royalties from this book will be used by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation to support continuing work on social entrepreneurship
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AU-PeEL
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Dees, J. Gregory
Dewey number
  • 658.048
  • 658/.048
LC call number
HD62.6 -- .D44 2001eb
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Emerson, Jed
  • Economy, Peter
Series statement
Wiley Nonprofit Law, Finance and Management Series
Series volume
v.186
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  • Nonprofit organizations -- Management -- Handbooks, manuals, etc
  • Social action -- Handbooks, manuals, etc
Label
Enterprising Nonprofits : A Toolkit for Social Entrepreneurs, (electronic resource)
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http://umanitoba.eblib.com/patron/FullRecord.aspx?p=118076
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Publication
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Description based upon print version of record
Contents
  • Enterprising Nonprofits; Contents; PREFACE; EDITOR'S INTRODUCTION; CHAPTER 1 SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP; What Is Social Entrepreneurship?; What Makes an Enterprise a Social Enterprise?; Why Social Entrepreneurship Is Important to You; Factors Leading to Entrepreneurial Success; Summary; CHAPTER 2 DEFINING YOUR MISSION; Mission as the Entrepreneur's Most Useful Tool; How to Define Your Organization's Mission; Planning and Leading through Mission; Summary: Mission in Action; CHAPTER 3 RECOGNIZING AND ASSESSING NEW OPPORTUNITIES; Opportunity Recognition Is a Skill, Not a Character Trait
  • Always on the Lookout!The Value of a Strategic Plan; Assessing Opportunities; Window of Opportunity; Summary; CHAPTER 4 MOBILIZING RESOURCES; It's Not Just about the Money; Assess your Resource Needs-Entrepreneurially; Ten Tips for Reducing Your Initial Cash Needs; Develop Your Resource Mobilization Strategy; Summary; CHAPTER 5 THE ACCOUNTABLE SOCIAL ENTREPRENEUR; Defining Accountability and Understanding Its Dimensions; The Rationale for Being an Accountable Social Entrepreneur: Why Bother?; The Accountability Trap: Feeling Accountable to All, Being Accountable to None
  • Making Accountability Work for You: Moving from Concept to ActionOn Stubbing Your Toe: Possible Implications of Being Accountable; The Six Steps to Meaningful Accountability; Summary; CHAPTER 6 UNDERSTANDING RISK: THE SOCIAL ENTREPRENEUR, AND RISK MANAGEMENT; What Does "Risk" Really Mean?; The Art of Calculated Risk Taking; Understanding Risk, Reward, and the Reason We're Playing the Game!; Understanding Your Options: Strategies for Managing Risks; The Potential Costs of Risk-reduction Strategies . . . A Word of Caution; Learning from Your Mistakes; Summary
  • CHAPTER 7 MASTERING THE ART OF INNOVATIONWhat Is Innovation?; Where to Look for Innovative Opportunities; Balancing Tensions in the Innovation Process; Managing the Resistance to Innovation; Creating an Innovative, Adaptive Enterprise; Summary; CHAPTER 8 UNDERSTANDING AND ATTRACTING YOUR "CUSTOMERS"; Identifying Your Customers; Understanding Your Customers' Needs and Wants; Creating a Winning Value Proposition; Pricing to Maximize Social Impact; Promoting Your Product, Service, and Mission; Summary; CHAPTER 9 FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT; The Only Five Financial Reports You'll Ever Need
  • The Basics of Financial ManagementKeeping Track of It All (Cost Accounting); The Price of Success (Isn't Terribly High); Summary; CHAPTER 10 PLANNING FOR THE SOCIAL ENTERPRISE; Business Planning: Why?; Business Planning: How?; Business Planning: Whatever the Purpose, No Matter What the Scope, It Works; Business Plan for the Social Enterprise: The Document; Comparing a Social Enterprise Plan with a Traditional Business Plan; Summary; APPENDIX A SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURS' BRIEF GUIDE TO THE LAW; APPENDIX B FOR FURTHER READING; INDEX
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unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (353 p.)
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780471151166
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • EBL118076
  • (OCoLC)53841948
  • (AU-PeEL)EBL118076
Label
Enterprising Nonprofits : A Toolkit for Social Entrepreneurs, (electronic resource)
Link
http://umanitoba.eblib.com/patron/FullRecord.aspx?p=118076
Publication
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Contents
  • Enterprising Nonprofits; Contents; PREFACE; EDITOR'S INTRODUCTION; CHAPTER 1 SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP; What Is Social Entrepreneurship?; What Makes an Enterprise a Social Enterprise?; Why Social Entrepreneurship Is Important to You; Factors Leading to Entrepreneurial Success; Summary; CHAPTER 2 DEFINING YOUR MISSION; Mission as the Entrepreneur's Most Useful Tool; How to Define Your Organization's Mission; Planning and Leading through Mission; Summary: Mission in Action; CHAPTER 3 RECOGNIZING AND ASSESSING NEW OPPORTUNITIES; Opportunity Recognition Is a Skill, Not a Character Trait
  • Always on the Lookout!The Value of a Strategic Plan; Assessing Opportunities; Window of Opportunity; Summary; CHAPTER 4 MOBILIZING RESOURCES; It's Not Just about the Money; Assess your Resource Needs-Entrepreneurially; Ten Tips for Reducing Your Initial Cash Needs; Develop Your Resource Mobilization Strategy; Summary; CHAPTER 5 THE ACCOUNTABLE SOCIAL ENTREPRENEUR; Defining Accountability and Understanding Its Dimensions; The Rationale for Being an Accountable Social Entrepreneur: Why Bother?; The Accountability Trap: Feeling Accountable to All, Being Accountable to None
  • Making Accountability Work for You: Moving from Concept to ActionOn Stubbing Your Toe: Possible Implications of Being Accountable; The Six Steps to Meaningful Accountability; Summary; CHAPTER 6 UNDERSTANDING RISK: THE SOCIAL ENTREPRENEUR, AND RISK MANAGEMENT; What Does "Risk" Really Mean?; The Art of Calculated Risk Taking; Understanding Risk, Reward, and the Reason We're Playing the Game!; Understanding Your Options: Strategies for Managing Risks; The Potential Costs of Risk-reduction Strategies . . . A Word of Caution; Learning from Your Mistakes; Summary
  • CHAPTER 7 MASTERING THE ART OF INNOVATIONWhat Is Innovation?; Where to Look for Innovative Opportunities; Balancing Tensions in the Innovation Process; Managing the Resistance to Innovation; Creating an Innovative, Adaptive Enterprise; Summary; CHAPTER 8 UNDERSTANDING AND ATTRACTING YOUR "CUSTOMERS"; Identifying Your Customers; Understanding Your Customers' Needs and Wants; Creating a Winning Value Proposition; Pricing to Maximize Social Impact; Promoting Your Product, Service, and Mission; Summary; CHAPTER 9 FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT; The Only Five Financial Reports You'll Ever Need
  • The Basics of Financial ManagementKeeping Track of It All (Cost Accounting); The Price of Success (Isn't Terribly High); Summary; CHAPTER 10 PLANNING FOR THE SOCIAL ENTERPRISE; Business Planning: Why?; Business Planning: How?; Business Planning: Whatever the Purpose, No Matter What the Scope, It Works; Business Plan for the Social Enterprise: The Document; Comparing a Social Enterprise Plan with a Traditional Business Plan; Summary; APPENDIX A SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURS' BRIEF GUIDE TO THE LAW; APPENDIX B FOR FURTHER READING; INDEX
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (353 p.)
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780471151166
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • EBL118076
  • (OCoLC)53841948
  • (AU-PeEL)EBL118076

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