Social Enterprise Innovative ways that organizations are using and adapting business strategies to advance social and environmental well-being
NeighborWorks America, a 40-year-old congressionally chartered nonprofit, redefined its relationship with its grantees to build a learning lab for innovation.
As government and philanthropic funding becomes unpredictable and markets evolve, some nonprofits can succeed with social enterprise. An innovative NeighborWorks America program shows them how to do it.
Changing the paradigm for marketing and service delivery.
NeighborWorks’ courses on homeownership and support services empowered these people to buy their own homes and transform their lives.
Mobile technology-driven solutions that aim to create social impact need to invest in customer-centric development and user training.
Humanitarian assistance relies on a charity model of providing immediate relief in emergency situations. But once the emergency has passed, other approaches might better deliver services in a market-driven, customer-centric way.
Many organizations in China are aging without reaching their potential for impact because they lack needed talent, but there are ways to overcome this challenge.
Growing a social venture can create brand challenges with far-reaching consequences.
Fair Trade-certified coffee is growing in sales, but strict certification requirements are resulting in uneven economic advantages for coffee growers and lower quality coffee for consumers.