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					 Building Social Enterprise
to Sustain Service Programs

                  Nancy Olson
              Amanda Lindseth
                Miriam Smette
What is Social Enterprise?
   About the Public Good

   Thrift Store Model—Does It Still
    Work?

   Other Ideas—Let’s Share What
    We Know
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Organizational Structure
  Already a 501c3?

  Have a Board of Directors?

  Whose job will it be to take on
   this project? (A serious word
   of caution!)
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Creating the Conditions
   Within the Organization

   With Partners

   With Community

   With the Media
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 Thinking ―Business Plan‖
 Think 3 years out (more if you can)
 Talk to business owners and vendors
 Check in with accountants, attorneys,
  financial advisers
 Get some good software
 It’s a living document, make it change
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Business Plan–Summary
   Mission

   Vision

   Goals/Objectives

   Success Factors
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 Business Plan–Intro.
 About the Organization

 How Governed

 Location of the Venture

 Critical Background Information
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   Business Plan –
      Where’s the Beef?
 Product(s)

 Service(s)

 Target Market

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   Initial Capital—
     Where to Find Some
 Public Money

 Foundations

 Corporations

 Individuals
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    Staffing Plan—
    What Can You Afford?
 Paid Staff
 Volunteer Staff
 Hybrid (individuals/teams)
 Job Descriptions
 Supervision

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  Marketing Plan—
  What Does It Look Like?

 Print Media
 Broadcast Media
 Social Media
 In-Person Promotion
 Event-Based Promotion

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 Management Plan—
  Who Is Responsible for What?
 Who hires and/or recruits?
 Who approves expenditures
  and verifies income?
 Who maintains records,
  inventory, reports?
 Who is ultimately in charge?
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      Financial Plan
 Generally accepted accounting
  practices (GAAP)
 Start –up and ongoing (state
  rules, IRS rules, donor
  expectations)
 To whom do you report
  financially, don’t forget audits
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        Let’s Discuss
Activities--
 Imagine you are in an
  urban/suburban/rural area…
 Imagine a service/product your
  organization can turn into a
  business venture…
 Talk about each of the major
  components…
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Stories from the Trenches
 From the perspective of a

  Volunteer recruiter

  Volunteer

  Board member
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Nancy Olson                          Miriam Smette
Nancy.Olson@ndsu.edu                 minotrsvp@srt.com
701-231-7100                         701-852-3799

Amanda Lindseth
Amanda.Lindseth@ndsu.edu
701-231-6236

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