The concept of stakeholders has become common across sectors as a contrast to the traditional, profit-driven “shareholder” view of organizations. Considering your stakeholders allows you to think more broadly and critically about impact and social responsibility.
If you’re starting a social enterprise or nonprofit, you’ll naturally focus on the impact you plan to have. You’ll predict the effects of your work based on research and past successes in your field, and you’ll imagine the positive outcomes that motivate you to succeed.
You’ll also, however, have to anticipate the potential negative or unexpected outcomes, and predict your ability to successfully execute the business plan and deliver your intended value. You’ll need to account for risk.
When social entrepreneurs launch businesses with the goal of creating impact, they have to determine how their business model connects to their mission.
An organization’s logic model describes its intended impact, along with the intervention the organization’s leaders have chosen to achieve that intended impact.
You want to do “good” — have a positive impact and effect change. But how do you define what “good” means?
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) offer a high-level categorization of impact, and outline the key targets and measures identified for investment in each area to achieve the global goals.
Better Futures Minnesota, project partners win 2017 Environmental Initiative Award for sustainability efforts Annual Awards program celebrates businesses, community organizations, and governments who achieve sustainability outcomes through partnership (Minneapolis, MN)– Nonprofit Better Futures Minnesota, along with many of their partners, are being honored on May 25 at the 25th Anniversary Environmental Initiative Awards for their …