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The age of public-private collaboration

Government is no longer the only game in town when it comes to societal problem solving.
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The Nonprofitization of Business (SSIR)

The Nonprofitization of Business (SSIR) | Hybrid Business Models | Scoop.it
Two areas where business can begin to learn from nonprofits.
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When It Comes to Sustainable Innovation, Corporates Can Learn a Lot from Entrepreneurs | Sustainable Brands

When It Comes to Sustainable Innovation, Corporates Can Learn a Lot from Entrepreneurs | Sustainable Brands | Hybrid Business Models | Scoop.it
One of the core ideas behind sustainable branding is that, by thinking of social problems as business opportunities, companies can gain a competitive advantage.
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Poor Farmers Swap Fair-Trade Premiums For Ownership Of Their Own Global Companies

For tropical forests, millions of square miles are cleared with trees valued as lumber; biodiversity, carbon storage and social benefits mean little.
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Five top tips for charities looking to develop their business arms - The Guardian

Five top tips for charities looking to develop their business arms - The Guardian | Hybrid Business Models | Scoop.it
The Guardian Five top tips for charities looking to develop their business arms The Guardian The Young Foundation again do a great version of the business model canvas for social entrepreneurs, but if you are still in the idea phase and not ready...
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Businesses With A Strong Sense Of Purpose Are More Successful

Businesses With A Strong Sense Of Purpose Are More Successful | Hybrid Business Models | Scoop.it
You may have already sensed that companies with a clear sense of purpose do better than those without one.
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Considering A Hybrid? Pennsylvania Adopts New Model of Business Entity – The “Benefit Corporation” | The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel

Considering A Hybrid? Pennsylvania Adopts New Model of Business Entity – The “Benefit Corporation” | The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel | Hybrid Business Models | Scoop.it
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Putting the "Venture" Back into Venture Philanthropy - Huffington Post (blog)

Putting the "Venture" Back into Venture Philanthropy - Huffington Post (blog) | Hybrid Business Models | Scoop.it
Putting the "Venture" Back into Venture Philanthropy
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It is not as constrained as commercial investors or the nascent "impact investing" crowd - who must deliver a financial return.
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The Sustainability of Social Enterprise |

The Sustainability of Social Enterprise | | Hybrid Business Models | Scoop.it
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Changing Business As Usual: 3 Questions for Non-profit & For-profit Innovation Leaders

Changing Business As Usual: 3 Questions for Non-profit & For-profit Innovation Leaders | Hybrid Business Models | Scoop.it
'Changing Business As Usual: 3 Questions for Non-profit & For-profit Innovation Leaders' blog post by David Wilcox.
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What are the alternative trade models? - live discussion

What are the alternative trade models? - live discussion | Hybrid Business Models | Scoop.it
Ahead of World Fair Trade Day, join our expert panel on Thursday 9 May, 2 - 4pm (BST) for an online discussion on how companies can find fairer ways to trade
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Mobile Afghanistan: How A National Telecom Network Delivers Social Goods

Mobile Afghanistan: How A National Telecom Network Delivers Social Goods | Hybrid Business Models | Scoop.it
Editor's Note: Karim Khoja has been chief executive officer of Roshan, Afghanistan’s leading telecommunications provider, since January 2003.
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Connecting The Worlds Of For-Profit And Nonprofit For Greater Good - Co.Exist

Connecting The Worlds Of For-Profit And Nonprofit For Greater Good - Co.Exist | Hybrid Business Models | Scoop.it
Co.Exist Connecting The Worlds Of For-Profit And Nonprofit For Greater Good Co.Exist Over the past decade, the nonprofit sector has been applying more lessons from the business world, and people in the NGO world are finding that there is value in...
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Mythbusting: trading income is more sustainable than grants and donations - The Guardian

Mythbusting: trading income is more sustainable than grants and donations - The Guardian | Hybrid Business Models | Scoop.it
The Guardian Mythbusting: trading income is more sustainable than grants and donations The Guardian For umbrella body Social Enterprise UK, "social enterprises are businesses, so they must aim to generate the majority of their income through trade...
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Richard Branson on Social Entrepreneurship - Entrepreneur

Richard Branson on Social Entrepreneurship - Entrepreneur | Hybrid Business Models | Scoop.it
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Econet shifted its business model to drive change for people and the planet, and at the same time it created a lucrative new revenue stream.
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An Innovative Approach to Financing: Integrating Different Forms of Capital to Catalyze the Growth of a Promising Social Enterprise

An Innovative Approach to Financing by Kate Danaher Normally, when a values-driven non-profit social enterprise needs a large influx of capital to purchase property and expand its operations, it has [...]...
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Social Enterprise - a Threat to Traditional Charity? | Pro Bono Australia

Social Enterprise - a Threat to Traditional Charity? | Pro Bono Australia | Hybrid Business Models | Scoop.it
Social enterprise is gaining more and more traction in Australia, following its success in the US and UK but is it a threat to the traditional charity model, asks Daniel Flynn, Managing Director and Co-Founder of Thankyou Water.
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Sara Horowitz: My Top 5 Tips For Social Entrepreneurs | The Next Women - Business Magazine

Sara Horowitz: My Top 5 Tips For Social Entrepreneurs | The Next Women - Business Magazine | Hybrid Business Models | Scoop.it
The NextWomen Social Entrepreneurship Theme. Sara Horowitz is the Founder and Executive Director of Freelancers Union and CEO of the social-purpose Freelancers Insurance Company.
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Is social enterprise sustainable? - VC Circle

Is social enterprise sustainable? - VC Circle | Hybrid Business Models | Scoop.it
Is social enterprise sustainable?
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But I've also heard people say once you get into a social impact mindset, it actually changes the way they think about constant profit and efficiency and optimisation.
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Combining Business and Social Value Chains to Do Business in Africa

Combining Business and Social Value Chains to Do Business in Africa | Hybrid Business Models | Scoop.it
A hybrid value chain is “A business model connecting the strengths, variances of the business world and the citizen sector world to generate and social impact while doing business,” says Ashoka sen...
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An Interview With Mark and Becky Levin, Founders of The Possible Project -- A World-Class Youth Entrepreneurship Program

An Interview With Mark and Becky Levin, Founders of The Possible Project -- A World-Class Youth Entrepreneurship Program | Hybrid Business Models | Scoop.it
"The Possible Project was born out of an idea that came to us more than 30 years ago, while we were living in San Francisco.
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"In developing a two-pillar approach, TPP is able to draw on the best aspects of both worlds to offer our students the most comprehensive program possible"

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Non-profit vs for-profit: Determining the best structure for your social ... - Royal Gazette

Non-profit vs for-profit: Determining the best structure for your social ...
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Is Social Enterprise Sustainable? - INSEAD Knowledge

Is Social Enterprise Sustainable? - INSEAD Knowledge | Hybrid Business Models | Scoop.it
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Social Enterprise first evolved in the developing world. Now the business models and social metrics may be going mainstream.
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5 Incredible Entrepreneurs and What We Can Learn From Them

5 Incredible Entrepreneurs and What We Can Learn From Them | Hybrid Business Models | Scoop.it
Entrepreneurship is growing at a breakneck pace. And with our technological revolution, businesses are scaling and impacting the world more than ever before.
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Changing Business As Usual: 3 Questions for Non-profit & For-profit Innovation Leaders

Changing Business As Usual: 3 Questions for Non-profit & For-profit Innovation Leaders | Hybrid Business Models | Scoop.it
'Changing Business As Usual: 3 Questions for Non-profit & For-profit Innovation Leaders' blog post by David Wilcox.
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