Tag Archives: social enterprise

For-Profit Social Ventures

By J. Gregory Dees and Beth Battle Anderson Traditional sector boundaries are breaking down as societies search for more innovative, cost-effective, and sustainable ways to solve social problems and provide socially important goods, such as education and health care. One …

Scaling Social Impact: Strategies for Spreading Social Innovations

By J. Gregory Dees and Beth Battle Anderson This presentation provides guidance for addressing the challenge of “scaling out” – spreading social sector innovations into new geographic locations in order to achieve greater impact.  In addition to offering a four-stage …

New Schools Venture Fund (A)

By J. Gregory Dees and Beth Battle Anderson In December 2000, New Schools Venture Fund was debating the role it should play in helping one of its for-profit investees, LearnNow, attract new capital. A $20 million venture philanthropy fund, New …

New Schools Venture Fund (B)

By J. Gregory Dees and Beth Battle Anderson Supplements the (A) case. Source: Stanford Graduate School of Business Harvard Business Publishing, Prod # SI7B-PDF-ENG, 2001 http://cb.hbsp.harvard.edu/cb/web/product_detail.seam;jsessionid=795080605C6D2E8437D77DEF2B4151CE?R=SI7B-PDF-ENG&conversationId=772906

Social Enterprise: An Alternative Career Choice for MBAs

By Gregory J Dees For new MBAs interested in pursuing nontraditional business careers, the social sector provides a promising and challenging alternative. For the majority of MBAs, it is more likely that they will serve the social sector on a …

City Year Enterprise

By Gregory J Dees and Jaan Elias City Year, a national, nonprofit, youth-service corps, decided to diversify its funding base by seeking opportunities to gain “earned income.” In 1995, the initiative, dubbed “City Year Enterprise,” had already launched its first …

Social Enterprise: Private Initiatives for the Common Good

By Gregory J Dees This note identifies six dimensions that are useful for understanding the differences between private social-purpose organizations (nonprofit and for-profit) and traditional business firms. It also discusses the role of social enterprise in society and trends creating …