Resources

The fields of social enterprise and the social economy are growing rapidly, but it is sometimes hard to make connections across all the many frontiers of activity. On these pages, I will post or link to some of the resources I consider most valuable for those active in, or considering, social enterprise.

First, here are some of my own recent publications:

Loughheed, G. and M. Donkervoort. “Marketing Social Enterprise”Making Waves, Volume 20 Number 2, (2009) p. 16-19

Donkervoort, M. Success without Succession Making Waves, Volume 17, Number 3, (2006) p. 20-24

Donkervoort, M. “New Breed – Community Ownership Solutions & the For-Profit Approach to Community Economic DevelopmentMaking Waves, Volume 14 Number 2, ( 2003) p. 15-17

Second, here are some resources that are particularly useful:

• For those new to social enterprise: see The Canadian Social Enterprise Guide, (2nd Edition.) Published by Enterprising Non-Profits, and available for free download.

• For social enterprise practitioners: Social Enterprise Alliance, (2010). Succeeding at Social Enterprise: Hard-Won Lessons for Nonprofits and Social Entrepreneurs. Jossey-Bass Publication: San Francisco. (Click for information about ordering)

• For those considering a transition to social enterprise, or succession issues: Alter, Sutia Kim (200). Managing the Double Bottom Line: A Business Planning Reference Guide for Social Enterprises. Save the Children/PACT: Washington, DC (Available for free download from Virtue Ventures)

• For funders of social enterprise: Mook, Laurie, Jack Quarter, Betty Jane Richmond, (2003). What Counts: Social Accounting for Nonprofits and Cooperatives. Sigel Press: London, UK. (Click for information about ordering)

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