Roundtable: Time to Get Serious About Social Enterprise

With diminishing charitable donations and public funding becoming a major issue for many nonprofit organizations, today’s nonprofit leaders are looking to social enterprise as a way to generate potentially significant sources of unrestricted cash that will reduce their nonprofit’s reliance on traditional funding to support its mission and achieve its

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What Is Social Enterprise?

Left to right: Thomas S. Lyons, Ph.D., Lawrence N. Field Family Chair in Entrepreneurship, Baruch College, Zicklin School of Business. Matthew Klein, Executive Director, Blue Ridge Foundation New York. John MacIntosh, Partner, Sea Change Capital Partners. Susan Constantino, President, Cerebral Palsy of New York State. Joe Townsend, SVP of Social

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Case Study: Life’s WORC — Social Enterprise/Earned Income

The Challenge Long Island-based Life’s WORC provides comprehensive support for individuals with developmental disabilities, including mental retardation and autism. Founded in 1971, the agency manages 32 homes and 11 community-based programs throughout Long Island and Queens. The organization has a very effective IT operation. So much so that it has

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