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  After completing this learning module, learners will understand what a “channel” is and will recognize the importance of developing an effective channel strategy. They will receive a high-level introduction to popular channels and will learn how to identify and test different channels while maximizing their ROI and avoiding costly mistakes.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  .helpButton { display: none; } body.bg { opacity: 0; -moz-animation: cssAnimation 0s ease-in 2s forwards; -webkit-animation: cssAnimation 0s ease-in 2s forwards; -o-animation: cssAnimation 0s ease-in 2s forwards; animation: cssAnimation 0s ease-in 2s forwards; -webkit-animation-fill-mode: forwards; animation-fill-mode: forwards; } @keyframes cssAnimation { to { opacity: 1; } } @-webkit-keyframes cssAnimation { to { opacity: 1; } } @import url(https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Fjalla+One|Raleway); @import url(https://socialenterpriseinstitute.ca/styles/learnUponMin.css); Read More

  The purpose of this course is to help you understand how the charities directorate at Canada Revenue Agency regulates business activity by registered charities, including the opportunities, limits, and options for charities undertaking social enterprises. By taking this course, you will learn the advantages and limitations of operating as a charitable non-profit, and be able to make a decision on whether to pursue charitable activity or not.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                .helpButton { display: none; } body.bg { opacity: 0; -moz-animation: cssAnimation 0s ease-in 2s forwards; -webkit-animation: cssAnimation 0s ease-in 2s forwards; -o-animation: cssAnimation 0s ease-in 2s forwards; animation: cssAnimation 0s ease-in 2s forwards; -webkit-animation-fill-mode: forwards; animation-fill-mode: forwards; } @keyframes cssAnimation { to { opacity: 1; } } @-webkit-keyframes cssAnimation { to { opacity: 1; } } @import url(https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Fjalla+One|Raleway); @import url(https://socialenterpriseinstitute.ca/styles/learnUponMin.css); Read More

  With an increasing demand for socially, environmentally, and culturally focused investment options, corporate models are beginning to emerge that bridge the gap between for-profit businesses and non-profit organizations.  Community Interest Companies (CICs) and Community Contribution Companies (CCCs) are responses to such a gap and have been growing in popularity across the United Kingdom and British Columbia, respectively. Nova Scotia has recently introduced CIC legislation that offers an alternative business structure for those wishing to serve a community purpose. .helpButton { display: none; } body.bg { opacity: 0; -moz-animation: cssAnimation 0s ease-in 2s forwards; -webkit-animation: cssAnimation 0s ease-in 2s forwards; -o-animation: cssAnimation 0s ease-in 2s forwards; animation: cssAnimation 0s ease-in 2s forwards; -webkit-animation-fill-mode: forwards; animation-fill-mode: forwards; } @keyframes cssAnimation { to { opacity: 1; } } @-webkit-keyframes cssAnimation { to { opacity: 1; } } @import url(https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Fjalla+One|Raleway); @import url(https://socialenterpriseinstitute.ca/styles/learnUpon.css); Read More

  This course will provide a high level overview on classic project management considering the origins, core processes and knowledge areas. It will narrow in on a selection of tools and techniques, specifically helpful for social enterprise development projects including a; RACI Chart, Stakeholder Register, Engagement Assessment Matrix, Gantt Chart, PERT Calculation, and Communications Requirements. Combining the information explored and templates provided, you will be equipped to tackle the critical components of your next social enterprise development project.   *We recommend you also complete the following course “AGILE PROJECT MANAGEMENT” to learn core practices and key components of Agile project management specifically relevant to social enterprise development. .helpButton { display: none; } body.bg { opacity: 0; -moz-animation: cssAnimation 0s ease-in 2s forwards; -webkit-animation: cssAnimation 0s ease-in 2s forwards; -o-animation: cssAnimation 0s ease-in 2s forwards; animation: cssAnimation 0s ease-in 2s forwards; -webkit-animation-fill-mode: forwards; animation-fill-mode: forwards; } @keyframes cssAnimation { to { opacity: 1; } } @-webkit-keyframes cssAnimation { to { opacity: 1; } } @import url(https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Fjalla+One|Raleway); @import url(https://socialenterpriseinstitute.ca/styles/learnUponMin.css); Read More

  Purchase this coaching session to get in-person professional advice and assistance.   A coach will be automatically assigned to you based on your chosen issue and topic. Once you pay for the session, they will contact you by your preferred method of communication. The session length is 50 minutes of coaching.  Please allow up to 48 hours (during regular business hours) from submitting your information to receiving a response from your coach. Note on Confidentiality:  All coaches for the Social Enterprise Institute are required to sign a confidentiality agreement, which is designed to protect the information collected about SEI users through the coaching process. Note - the coach will be selected for you by SEI based on your presenting need or issue. .helpButton {  display: none; } body.bg {    opacity: 0;    -moz-animation: cssAnimation 0s ease-in 2s forwards;    -webkit-animation: cssAnimation 0s ease-in 2s forwards;    -o-animation: cssAnimation 0s ease-in 2s forwards;    animation: cssAnimation 0s ease-in 2s forwards;    -webkit-animation-fill-mode: forwards;    animation-fill-mode: forwards; } @keyframes cssAnimation {    to {      opacity: 1;    } } @-webkit-keyframes cssAnimation {    to {      opacity: 1;    } } @import url(https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Fjalla+One|Raleway); @import url(https://socialenterpriseinstitute.ca/styles/learnUponMin.css); Read More

Interest in social impact measurement and SROI (Social Return on Investment) is growing. Governments, foundations and impact investors are raising the bar and asking for better evaluation and impact data. Purpose-led businesses, social enterprises, nonprofits and charities are under increasing pressure to demonstrate value. Organizations need to show they: deliver value for money services; produce economic, environmental and social impacts; and create measurable social value for stakeholders. While there's no simple, cost-free solution to the challenges of measuring social impact, it really doesn’t have to be complicated. With just a little time and effort even small social enterprises can measure social impact in a balanced and compelling way. Read More

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