Strategic Tools for Social Entrepreneurs Enhancing the Performance of Your Enterprising Nonprofit

ISBN-10: 0471150681
ISBN-13: 9780471150688
Edition: 2nd 2002 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $55.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/20/2002
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 360
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.848
Language: English

A complete set of tools for applying entrepreneurial strategies and techniques to your nonprofitAs a follow–up to their book Enterprising Nonprofits, the authors of Strategic Tools for Social Entrepreneurs provide a full set of practical tools for putting the lessons of business entrepreneurship to work in your nonprofit. The book offers hands–on guidance that helps social sector leaders hone their entrepreneurial skills and carry out their social missions more effectively than ever before. This practical and easy–to–use book is filled with examples, exercises, checklists, and action steps that bring the concepts, frameworks, and tools to life. Detailed explanations of all the tools and techniques will help you personalize and apply them to your nonprofit organization–making it stronger, healthier, and better able to serve the needs of our communities.Praise for Strategic Tools for Social Entrepreneurs"I search constantly for resources that can help provide insight and guidance to take Teach For America to a higher level; Strategic Tools for Social Entrepreneurs does this and more. The book takes the best practices of for–profits and social enterprises and adapts them to the needs of entrepreneurial, mission–driven nonprofits. Strategic Tools for Social Entrepreneurs is a tremendous contribution to social entrepreneurs and to the nonprofit sector–many thanks to the authors for identifying this need and filling it!"–Wendy KoppFounder and President, Teach For AmericaAll of the royalties from this book will be used by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation to support continuing work on social entrepreneurship.

J. GREGORY DEES is the Miriam and Peter Haas Centennial Professor in Public Service at Stanford University and codirector of the Center for Social Innovation at Stanford's Graduate School of Business. He also serves as an entrepreneur-in-residence at the Kauffman Foundation's Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership. JED EMERSON is president of the Roberts Enterprise Development Fund and the Bloomberg Senior Research Fellow at Harvard Business School. PETER ECONOMY is the bestselling business author of Managing for Dummies, Consulting for Dummies, and At the Helm: Business Lessons for Navigating Rough Waters.

Peter Economy is co-author of "At the Helm: Business Lessons for Navigating Rough Waters" & the best-selling book "Managing for Dummies".

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgements
About the Authors
Editor's Introduction
Creating Value and Assessing Performance
Developing a Strategic Service Vision
The Strategic Service Vision
The Value Equation
Incorporating Multiple Constituencies in a Strategic Service Vision
Satisfying Constituencies with Conflicting Needs
Implications for Social Entrepreneurs
Summary
Developing an Entrepreneurial Competitive Strategy
Understanding Your Competitive Environment
Assessing Your Strengths and Weaknesses
Selecting a Competitive Strategy
Summary
Cooperative Strategy: Building Networks, Partnerships, and Alliances
Creating a Cooperative Strategy
Recruiting Willing and Able Partners
Negotiating
Managing the Partnership
Summary
Leading, Retaining, and Rewarding People Entrepreneurially
Leading a Social Enterprise
Attracting and Keeping Great People
Motivating Your Team
Summary
Managing Your Board Entrepreneurially
Understanding the Role of the Board
Life Cycle of the Board
Board Functions
Creating an Entrepreneurial Environment
Alternative Governance Structures
Board Recruitment
Orientation and Development
Time for a Change--Removing Members of the Board
Summary
Treating Your Donors As Investors
The New World of Donor-Investors
Moving from Old Sources of Value to New Ones
Identifying Increased Avenues for Donor-Investor/Social Enterprise Partnerships
Getting Ready for the Entrepreneurial Donor's Involvement
Challenges in Maintaining Donor Investment: Developing New Stewardship
Ending "Charity": Implications for Creating Value for Donors
Summary
Working with Community
Defining Community
Why Does Community Matter to Social Entrepreneurs?
Key Steps for Cultivating and Continuing Community Connections
Summary
Performance Information That Really Performs
Defining Value in the Nonprofit Marketplace
Developing a Performance Information System
Translating Information into Action
Summary
Growing and Exploring New Directions
Developing Viable Earned Income Strategies
What Is an Earned Income Strategy?
Exploring the Three Different Earned Income Paths
Five Steps for Developing a Viable Earned Income Strategy
Summary
The Question of Scale: Finding an Appropriate Strategy for Building on Your Success
The Seductive Appeal of Going to Scale
Why Scaling Up Is Not for Everyone
"Scaling Deep" Rather Than Scaling Up
Different Pathways for Spreading the Benefits of Success
Guidelines for Deciding Whether and How to Scale Up
Summary
Managing Organizational Change
What Social Entrepreneurs Should Know about Organizational Change
How to Prepare to Lead Organizational Change
What Happens When Organizations Experience Change?
Your Role as the Leader of Organizational Change
Summary
Growing with an Entrepreneurial Mind-Set
Developing an Entrepreneurial Mind-Set
Creating an Entrepreneurial Environment
The Entrepreneurial Leader
The Impact of Growth
Values and Support
Summary
Appendix
Index

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