Social Enterprise Solutions
Social Enterprise Solutions is the third and final module in the ViSEnet learning materials – and covers social impact as a foundation for your social enterprise, with practical guidance to enable you to plan, deliver and sustain your activities, and measure the impact of your social enterprise.
It is important to note that these chapters are written independently of each other. You do not need to work through them one by one, and we encourage you to dip in and out, depending on your interest and what you want to learn. Any chapters which require specific knowledge have links to the relevant section which will provide greater detail.
This module will take you from a starting place of ‘What is social enterprise?’, to developing a business plan for your social enterprise. The materials in each chapter provide the learning required to inform your business plan, taking into account your strategy, business and operations, context, the market in which you operate, roles and responsibilities, and financials.
In the roles and responsibilities section, we cover collective leadership, good governance, and succession planning (who will take over, and how do you ensure that your project is sustainable into the future), which alongside the financial section – are important for ensuring that your social enterprise has a lasting impact.
These learning materials also cover social impact for your social enterprise activity and strategy, with guidance on defining the impact you want to make and how you can measure your social impact.
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