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  All social enterprises are on a mission to change society for the better. To achieve this you must start with a razor-sharp description of your mission - one that will help you to operate with focus and determine the outcomes you will need to work towards and measure. This course examines how you can define the cause of your social enterprise and build a mission that will propel your work forward and determine its success. Need to find your north star and guide the way for others around you? Then this course is for you. .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

  Social enterprises apply a business approach to achieving their mission and solving social needs. To deliver sustained and measurable impact you must first find a business model that works for you. This course explores the main approaches and business models that every social entrepreneur should know about. Through activities and examples, the course equips you with the tools you will need to design, describe and ultimately build a more impactful business. Want to find the sweet spot between mission and money? Look no further.    .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

  Every social enterprise exists to create value for society. The value provided by your social enterprise can be summarized in its ‘value proposition.’ A value proposition explains exactly how your enterprise tackles a social issue and why your enterprise is uniquely effective at combating this issue. Having a strong, clearly defined value proposition is essential to accomplishing your mission and attracting key stakeholders. This course is designed to help you define your value proposition. It introduces a ground-breaking new way of identifying the value you bring to customers, the basis of your financial success, the actions that make you stand out from the crowd, and the social issue that determines your intended impact. Want to change the world but struggling to explain how and why it’s important? Look no further. .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

  For social enterprises to deliver real and lasting change they must first be clear on what success looks like and they will deliver it. To do this you must find a way of connecting the strategies of your social enterprise with its performance and the results you ultimately achieve. Through practical activities and examples, this course will help you to build a simple but effective results framework or ‘impact blueprint’ for your organization. Confused about the difference between the Theory of Change and Logic Models? Can’t tell your outputs from your outcomes? Not sure why any of this matters? Then this course is for you. .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

  All social enterprises are on a journey to deliver change, whether social, economic, or environmental. They therefore depend on having good performance measures to show progress and determine whether they are accomplishing their intended impact. This course will help you understand the power of performance measures, as well as how to source, select and apply the right measures for your social enterprise. It also introduces you to ways in which you can express your performance measures in monetary terms so you can convince stakeholders of your work's social and monetary value. Want to change the world but getting lost in a fog of measures, indicators and metrics? Navigate your journey with the tools provided here. .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

  Many people are aware of the power of good data; however, it can be extremely tricky to obtain this good data because it depends on having effective data collection strategies.  Through practical examples and a variety of activities, this course will help you identify the data, data collection methods, and tools you will need to produce reliable and persuasive impact evidence. It introduces practical tools you can use to measure the subtle but critical changes in often difficult-to-measure aspects of your social enterprise, such as the behaviour and values of your beneficiaries. In this course, we have broken data collection strategy down into 10 simple steps, so let's get collecting!  .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

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