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Social Enterprise

Working to make social entrepreneurship a viable profession

Written By: Nicole Zummach
July 29, 2002

The introduction of Ashoka Fellows in Canada.

Revenue generation through commercial ventures

Written By: John Pepin
January 31, 2001

Article on The Revenue Generation Through Commercial Ventures framework.

Book Review: How to Change the World: Social Entrepreneurs and the Power of New Ideas

Written By: CharityVillage
January 1, 2000

A mini book review of How to Change the World: Social Entrepreneurs and the Power of New Ideas by David Bornstein.

New centre focuses on nonprofit strength

Written By: CharityVillage
November 29, 1999

The Canadian Centre for Social Entrepreneurship (CCSE) is committed to strengthening Canada's nonprofit sector by rallying the resources of all three sectors of the community: nonprofit, Business and government.

Generous Helping: Social Entrepreneurs

Written By: Michael McCarthy
June 28, 1999

Taste of the Nation, a special event for local charities and hunger relief, represents a radically new approach towards fundraising -- a "community wealth enterprise." Instead of appealing to people's charitable instincts, it focuses on selling people products they actually want.

Venture Forth! The Essential Guide to Starting a Moneymaking Business in Your Nonprofit Organization

Written By: CharityVillage
January 1, 1999

Book review of Venture Forth! The Essential Guide to Starting a Moneymaking Business in Your Nonprofit Organization by Rolfe Larson.

Repositioned Save the Children looks at merchandising

Written By: CharityVillage
October 12, 1998

Save the Children Canada is expanding its merchandising as an element of its new logo and repositioning in the marketplace. Among the products the association will be offering shortly are ties "designed" by -- initially -- celebrities such as Whoopi Goldberg, Jerry Seinfeld, and Larry King, picked up from the US organization.

VON Looks to For-profit Services to Help Ensure Long-term Survival

Written By: Carol Lowes
June 29, 1998

Last year, as the Victorian Order of Nurses of Canada celebrated its 100th anniversary, it began to more fully explore private funding sources by expanding its for-profit services and creating new programs to meet the needs of its corporate clients.

Charities Using Retailing for Fundraising and Communications

Written By: Becky Fong
October 29, 1997

Article looks at the use of retailing and the impact of storefronts. Looks at Oxfam (Bridgehead), WWF, UNICEF and the YWCA

Carrot Common Corporation: A Case Study in Social Investment

Written By: Canadian FundRaiser
May 1, 1996

The article outlines the history and structure of Carrot Common, a case study in social investment.

A new charitable investment program for business people

Written By: Canadian FundRaiser
May 1, 1996

A case study on Carrot Common, a project that encourages business people to increase charitable contributions.

Centenary Health Centre's Medical/Retail Mall

Written By: Canadian FundRaiser
February 26, 1996

Centenary Health Centre was one of Canada's first hospitals to get involved in an entrepreneurial retail venture. This article explains the model.