When you are starting out, every challenge can feel like it’s about money - and in many cases, this is because it is! Having a social purpose does not exempt an enterprise from the essential rules of business...you must generate financial impact as well as social impact. This course is all about defining the financial engine that will power your social enterprise. We'll talk about the funding you will need to get that engine running, and we'll determine which funding sources are right for you. There are a wide variety of financial models, so we'll look at which model will suit your organization best, as well as how to pitch your social mission and this financial model to investors.
In this course, you'll learn:
- Which revenue model will suit you best
- How much capital you'll need to launch your social enterprise
- How to estimate operational costs
- How to predict your cash flow
- How much funding you will need to get started
- The main sources of funding available, including grants, crowdfunding, investments, and loans
- What investors look for
- How to pitch your organization to investors
Last Updated: February 15, 2019
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