The Social Enterprise Alliance is structuring Summit ’13 around seven “building blocks” identified as core principles in building a for-purpose economy. I think it’s extremely important that SEA is motivating us to reflect on what it takes to build markets for new social enterprise.
At Benetech, the nonprofit technology social enterprise I lead, we combine our passion for developing technology for social good with a pragmatic business approach—and we’ve developed an entire process that guides us in our work. Key to this process is our New Project Assessment Method that, coincidentally, is also built upon seven core elements. I discuss this method at greater length in my contribution to Ron Schultz’s latest book, Creating Good Work, and in this post I’d like to share some highlights.