This is a groundbreaking guide to best practices in social enterprise (organizations that earn income while delivering a social benefit). It offers practical tools, guidance, models, and cases for implementing an effective program. The contributors focus on the core competencies needed including leading a venture, business planning, marketing and sales, accounting, and more. The book also contains examples of success from the field, across the sectors including health, education and social services. It offers a resource for professionals in nonprofits with a social enterprise focus.