Social Startup Success: How the Best Nonprofits Launch, Scale Up, and Make a Difference

Da Capo Lifelong Books #ad - Social startup success shares her findings for the legions of entrepreneurs working for social good, revealing how the best organizations get over the revenue hump. How do social ventures scale to over $2 million, reveals insights from key figures such as DonorsChoose founder Charles Best, Janus's clear benchmark for a social enterprise's sustainability? Janus, charity:water's Scott Harrison, tapping into strong connections to the Silicon Valley world where many of these ventures are started or and/or funded, Reshma Saujani of Girls Who Code and many others.

Social startup success will be social entrepreneurship's essential playbook; the first definitive guide to solving the problem of scale. She surveyed more than 200 high-performing social entrepreneurs and interviewed dozens of founders. Kathleen kelly janus, a lecturer at the stanford University Program on Social Entrepreneurship and the founder of the successful social enterprise Spark, set out to investigate what makes a startup succeed or fail.


Engine of Impact: Essentials of Strategic Leadership in the Nonprofit Sector

Stanford Business Books #ad - We are entering a new era―an era of impact. Together, these components form an "engine of impact"―a system that organizations must build, tune, and fuel if they hope to make a real difference in the world. Drawing on decades of teaching, board members, staff, grantmaking, Meehan and Jonker provide an actionable guide that executives, advising, and research, and donors can use to jumpstart their own performance and to achieve extraordinary results for their organization.

. Visit www. Engineofimpact. Org for additional information. By offering crucial insights on the fundamentals of nonprofit management, this book will help leaders equip their organizations to fire on all cylinders and unleash the full potential of the nonprofit sector. Meehan iii and kim starkey jonker identify seven essential components of strategic leadership that set high-achieving organizations apart from the rest of the nonprofit sector.

Engine of Impact: Essentials of Strategic Leadership in the Nonprofit Sector #ad - The largest intergenerational transfer of wealth in history will soon be under way, bringing with it the potential for huge increases in philanthropic funding. Engine of impact shows how nonprofits can apply the principles of strategic leadership to attract greater financial support and leverage that funding to maximum effect.

As good to great author jim collins writes in his foreword, this book offers "a detailed roadmap of disciplined thought and action for turning a good nonprofit into one that can achieve great impact at scale. William F. Along with setting forth best practices using real-world examples, the authors outline common management challenges faced by nonprofits, showing how these challenges differ from those faced by for-profit businesses in important and often-overlooked ways.


Lean Impact: How to Innovate for Radically Greater Social Good

Wiley #ad - Inspired by the modern innovation practices popularized by bestseller The Lean Startup that have fueled technology breakthroughs touching every aspect of our lives, LEAN IMPACT turns our attention to a new goal--achieving radically greater social good. Social change is far more complicated than building a new app.

Ann mei chang brings a unique perspective from across sectors, from her years as a Silicon Valley executive to her most recent experience as Chief Innovation Officer at USAID. To make a lasting difference, solutions must be embraced by beneficiaries, address root causes, and include an engine that can accelerate growth to reach the scale of the needs.

Lean impact offers bold ideas to reach audacious goals through customer insight, rapid experimentation and iteration, and a relentless pursuit of impact. And around the world. Despite enormous investments of time and money, are we making a dent on the social and environmental challenges of our time? What if we could exponentially increase our impact? Around the world, a new generation is looking beyond greater profits, for meaningful purpose.

Lean Impact: How to Innovate for Radically Greater Social Good #ad - But, unlike business, few social interventions have achieved significant impact at scale. Whether you are a nonprofit, social enterprise, philanthropist, impact investor, triple bottom line company, foundation, government agency, or simply donate your time and money, Lean Impact is an essential guide to maximizing social impact and scale.

It requires more listening, more care, and more stakeholders. She brings the book to life with inspiring stories from interviews spanning more than 200 organizations across the U.


Generation Impact: How Next Gen Donors Are Revolutionizing Giving

Wiley #ad - Based on years of research and close engagement with next gen donors, Generation Impact offers a unique profile of the new faces of philanthropy. Wiley. Generation impact pulls back the curtain on these rising leaders and their “Impact Revolution, boundary-pushing, ” offering both extensive firsthand accounts and expert analysis of the hands-on, unconventional strategies next gen donors are beginning to pursue.

What they are learning from previous generations, and what they want to bring to their work alongside those generations. Find out, directly from them: How they want to revolutionize giving to expand its positive impact on our lives and our communities. Generation impact offers targeted, as well as nonprofit professionals—those who work closest with these next gen donors—on how to engage, nurture, and their advisors, practical advice to parents, families, and encourage them as they reshape major giving and make their mark on history.

How we can all ensure their historic potential is channeled in ways that make our world better. The impact revolution will be messy, but it could also result in solutions for some of our most persistent problems. An insider’s guide to the coming philanthropic revolution Meet the next generation of big donors—the Gen X and Millennial philanthropists who will be the most significant donors ever and will shape our world in profound ways.

Generation Impact: How Next Gen Donors Are Revolutionizing Giving #ad - And learn how to help them succeed in a world that needs smart, effective donors now more than ever. Hear them describe their ambitious plans to revolutionize giving so it achieves greater impact. They want to disrupt the traditional world of charitable giving, and they want to do so now, not after they retire to a life of philanthropic leisure.


The Social Entrepreneur's Playbook, Expanded Edition: Pressure Test, Plan, Launch and Scale Your Social Enterprise

Wharton School Press #ad - Available for the first time: the complete social Entrepreneur's PlaybookCovers all three phases of the start-up to scale-up process, developed with reader feedback from "one of the more unusual ebook. Experiments of the year" ThinReadsWharton professor Ian C. James thompson, director of the wharton social Entrepreneurship Program, provide a tough-love approach that significantly increases the likelihood of a successful social enterprise launch in the face of the high-uncertainty conditions typically encountered by social entrepreneurs.

Macmillan and thompson used their own systematic framework to publish The Social Entrepreneur's Playbook. In addition, macmillan and thompson provide advice on how to identify and test a proposed revenue-generating solution and define and segment your target population. Phase two: plan Your Social Enterprise.

The Social Entrepreneur's Playbook, Expanded Edition: Pressure Test, Plan, Launch and Scale Your Social Enterprise #ad - All new to this edition, determine what it will take to actually deliver a sustainable enterprise, this critical phase shows you how to frame and scope the venture, identify the key assumptions that have been made, and design checkpoints to test those assumptions before making major investments. Phase three: launch and Scale Your Social Enterprise.

To test the market, they offered the first phase in their start-up method step 1 as a free ebook. Macmillan and Dr.


Real Impact: The New Economics of Social Change

Bold Type Books #ad - A leading investment professional explains the world of impact investing--investing in businesses and projects with a social and financial return--and shows what it takes to make sustainable, transformative change. Impact investment--the support of social and environmental projects with a financial return--has become a hot topic on the global stage; poised to eclipse traditional aid by ten times in the next decade.

In real impact, she teaches us how to get it right, leveraging the world's resources to truly transform the economy. Wiley. Over the past seventeen years, Simon has influenced over $150 billion from endowments, families, and foundations. Real impact is essential reading for anyone seeking real change in the world.

Real Impact: The New Economics of Social Change #ad - In real impact, simon shares her experience as both investor and activist to offer clear strategies for investors, community leaders, and entrepreneurs alike. But the field is at a tipping point: will impact investment empower millions of people worldwide, or will it replicate the same mistakes that have plagued both aid and finance?Morgan Simon is an investment professional who works at the nexus of social finance and social justice.


The Little Book of Gold: Fundraising for Small and Very Small Nonprofits

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform #ad - Geared specifically for non-profits with small and very small budgets a few hundred thousand dollars a year down to the smallest budgets. Revised and expanded in 2012!"It was a perfect primer for me as I prepare for a new role in my agency. Anne maack, wichita, child start, kansas"a valuable contribution to our colleagues in the nonprofit world--especially those of us in smaller organizations that do not have dedicated fund development staff.

Jose martinez, yolo county, executive Director, Food Bank of Yolo County, California Wiley. Avoid common pitfalls and get tips on proven methods that work. This book has helped thousands of nonprofits improve their fundraising. This short guide helps new executive Directors, active board chairs, and other key staff in charge of fundraising to learn the basics of professional and sustainable fundraising.

The Little Book of Gold: Fundraising for Small and Very Small Nonprofits #ad - . The little book of gold is dedicated to helping small and very small non-profits unlock their fundraising potential.


Social Entrepreneurship: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Oxford University Press #ad - Anyone inspired by barack obama's call to service and who wants to learn more about the essential features and enormous promise of this new method of social change, Social Entrepreneurship: What Everyone Needs to Know® is the ideal first place to look. What everyone needs to Know® is a registered trademark of Oxford University Press.

Wiley. Now, bornstein shifts the focus from the profiles of successful social innovators in that book--and teams with Susan Davis, a founding board member of the Grameen Foundation--to offer the first general overview of social entrepreneurship. The book will give readers an understanding of what differentiates social entrepreneurship from standard business ventures and how it differs from traditional grant-based non-profit work.

Unlike the typical top-down, social entrepreneurs work through a process of iterative learning -- learning by doing--working with communities to find unique, local solutions to unique, model-based approach to solving problems employed by the World Bank and other large institutions, local problems. David bornstein's previous book on social entrepreneurship, How to Change the World, was hailed by Nicholas Kristof in the New York Times as "a bible in the field" and published in more than twenty countries.

Social Entrepreneurship: What Everyone Needs to Know® #ad - In a q & a format allowing readers to go directly to the information they need, the authors map out social entrepreneurship in its broadest terms as well as in its particulars. Bornstein and davis explain what social entrepreneurs are, how their organizations function, and what challenges they face. Most importantly, the book shows readers exactly how they can get involved.

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Lean Startups for Social Change: The Revolutionary Path to Big Impact

Berrett-Koehler Publishers #ad - The lean startup will help your organization vastly increase the good it does. The problem is, over time conditions can change drastically—but you’re locked into your plan. The lean startup is all about agility and flexibility. Wiley. In this eye-opening book, serial social entrepreneur Michel Gelobter shows how it can do the same for nonprofits.

Using dozens of social sector examples, Gelobter walks you through the process. Its mantra is “build, quickly get real-world feedback on them, learn”: create small experimental initiatives, measure, and use that data to expand what works and discard what doesn’t. For years, the lean startup has been revolutionizing both new and established businesses.

Lean Startups for Social Change: The Revolutionary Path to Big Impact #ad - The standard approach wastes time and money. Oxford university Press USA. Traditionally, find money to fund it, whether creating a new business or a new program, entrepreneurs in all sectors develop a plan, and pursue it to its conclusion.


Just Giving: Why Philanthropy Is Failing Democracy and How It Can Do Better

Princeton University Press #ad - And it is a form of power that is largely unaccountable, often perpetual, and lavishly tax-advantaged. Big philanthropy is often an exercise of power, the conversion of private assets into public influence. Wiley. For foundations, the goal should be what Reich terms “discovery, ” or long-time-horizon innovations that enhance democratic experimentalism.

The troubling ethics and politics of philanthropyis philanthropy, by its very nature, a threat to today’s democracy? Though we may laud wealthy individuals who give away their money for society’s benefit, Just Giving shows how such generosity not only isn’t the unassailable good we think it to be but might also undermine democratic values and set back aspirations of justice.

Rob reich asks: what attitude and what policies should democracies have concerning individuals who give money away for public purposes? Philanthropy currently fails democracy in many ways, but Reich argues that it can be redeemed. Differentiating between individual philanthropy and private foundations, the aims of mass giving should be the decentralization of power in the production of public goods, education, such as the arts, and science.

Just Giving: Why Philanthropy Is Failing Democracy and How It Can Do Better #ad - Charity, it turns out, does surprisingly little to provide for those in need and sometimes worsens inequality. These outcomes are shaped by the policies that define and structure philanthropy. The affluent―and their foundations―reap vast benefits even as they influence policy without accountability. When, how much, and to whom people give is influenced by laws governing everything from the creation of foundations and nonprofits to generous tax exemptions for donations of money and property.


Joan Garry's Guide to Nonprofit Leadership: Because Nonprofits Are Messy

Wiley #ad - Wiley. But there are so many obstacles: a micromanaging board that doesn’t understand its true role; insufficient fundraising and donors who make unreasonable demands; unclear and inconsistent messaging and marketing; a leader who’s a star in her sector but a difficult boss…  And yet, many nonprofits do thrive.

. Joan garry’s guide to Nonprofit Leadership will show you how to do just that. Joan will teach you how to: build a powerhouse board create an impressive and sustainable fundraising program Become seen as a ‘workplace of choice’ Be a compelling public face of your nonprofit This book will renew your passion for your mission and organization, and help you make a bigger difference in the world.

Joan Garry's Guide to Nonprofit Leadership: Because Nonprofits Are Messy #ad - The people you help need you to be successful. But as staff or board leader, you know nonprofits present unique challenges. Wiley. Oxford university Press USA. Nonprofit leadership is messy Nonprofits leaders are optimistic by nature. Too many cooks, not enough money, an abundance of passion. It’s enough to make you feel overwhelmed and alone.

They believe with time, smarts, strategy and sheer will, energy, they can change the world. Funny, intensely actionable, and based on her decades of experience, honest, this is the book Joan Garry wishes she had when she led GLAAD out of a financial crisis in 1997.