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Social Enterprise for Nonprofits: a 2-Day Seminar

Posted By Barbara Auten, Alzheimer's Services of the Capital Area, Inc., Wednesday, March 05, 2014
   

During this March 18-19 training in Baton Rouge, participants will identify and assess an earned income opportunity; practice market research, pricing strategies, operational plans, and financial analysis; and work with a small team to develop a mini-business plan.

 

Don't miss this opportunity to support your mission with new revenue!

 

The curriculum includes:

1) How to approach social enterprise in a way that supports your organization’s mission: 

 

•Build on current activities, existing capabilities and established stakeholder relationships 
•Turn your agency’s strengths into business opportunities  
•Guard against "mission drift” 
•Understand tax implications and protecting IRS status 
•Support and capitalize on your organization’s culture and capabilities

 

2) How to evaluate a social enterprise opportunity: 

 

•Brainstorm and identify business opportunities 

•Analyze your organization’s current customers 

•Perform preliminary market research 

•Do feasibility testing 

•Determine your competitive advantage

 

3) How to develop, grow, and diversify an earned income program: 

 

•Know what it takes to manage an enterprise 

•Avoid diffusion of staff time and focus 

•Develop your customer base 

•Develop new or related products 

•Diversify into entirely new areas 

•Preclude concerns of unfair competition from existing businesses 

•Hone your core competencies 

•Prepare an implementation plan

 

 


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