What Is a Social Enterprise, Anyway?

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Social enterprises prioritize human and environmental well-being over profits. When you designate a percentage of profits toward helping a specific charity, it can turn your business into a social enterprise. Many social enterprises manage to balance the seemingly conflicting needs of profitability with sustainability and social enterprise. It really is just a question of priorities. […]

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Change Is A ‘Comin: How To Prepare

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The news on the national budget is sobering. Honestly, these days I’d rather watch lions chase those poor gazelles than to check the news. But today’s Friday. Let us grieve, catch a “WTH” margarita on happy hour and then let’s get to work. (For now) this is our new reality, and it calls for a […]

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Structuring Social Impact

Happy International Women’s Day!! In the spirit of mission, I wanted to share an infographic I created that goes over the different options social entrepreneurs have in structuring their work. The cool thing is, many of these are cross-sector. So they apply to different ventures, including not for profit. And I share this in the hopes of […]

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Guest Post: Ensuring Social Purpose

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  This was originally published on Startup Grind. Check out other posts I’ve written for them here.  The number of startups who have begun to include a social purpose into their businesses model rises each day. But there comes a time (for most founders) when they must step aside — and hand down the reins. […]

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How To Use An LLC In Social Impact

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Using an LLC to Make An Impact Many of us left 2016 feeling the same way we felt finding out Santa isn’t real. It was tough. The upside? There’s been a stirring in the social cause space. It’s inspiring people to effect change in impactful ways. Ways that push the boundaries of what was long […]

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8 Ways To Recruit and Keep More Volunteers For Your Fundraising Events 

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  We’re deep into the season of pumpkin spice and end of year pushes. So if you’re looking for ways to recruit (and keep)  volunteers for fundraising events you’ll want to read Jeremy’s 8 tips.  I’d like to give a big thanks to Jeremy  for whipping up this piece. You can find more articles on […]

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Want to Fundraise Successfully? Use Human Service Design.

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Originally appearing on Medium…. Why does it feel like it’s getting harder and harder to raise money? Well, because it is. Our little networked world sets an incalculable number of charities at the feet of donors; ripe for the choosing. Which means fundraisers have to be a tad more thoughtful than a parking lot table […]

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