Lane, Marc J.

The Mission-Driven Venture: Business Solutions to the World's Most Vexing Social Problems

Lane, Marc J. - The Mission-Driven Venture: Business Solutions to the World's Most Vexing Social Problems, ebook


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Practical guidance to maximize financial results while drivingpositive social change

The Mission-Driven Venture provides actionable guidancefor leveraging the power of the marketplace to solve the world'smost vexing social problems. Written by attorney and financialadvisor Marc J. Lane, a renowned thought leader and expert onentrepreneurship, social enterprises, impact investing andentrepreneurial finance, this book reaches the full spectrum ofinterests represented at the intersection of business and socialchange. Whether a social entrepreneur, impact investor, sociallyconscious individual, or a nonprofit or foundation leader, anyreader committed to social innovation can benefit from thispractical roadmap to the rapidly developing arena of socialenterprise.

Through real-world accounts of the journeys and successes ofmission-driven ventures, Lane effectively illustrates thetransformative potential of social enterprise, inspiring the readerto be an agent of change. Among the many tools offered throughThe Mission-Driven Venture, readers will:

  • Find functional guidance to move from idea to reality with astep-by-step guide to designing and implementing a successfulmission-driven venture
  • Assess the benefits and challenges of the business models andentity choices available to the social entrepreneur
  • Examine the entrepreneurial linkages between nonprofits andfor-profits
  • Recognize governance issues that can arise when mission andprofit objectives clash, and discover tools for managing them
  • Explore evolving trends and developments in financing socialenterprise
  • Discover methods and tools for measuring and reporting socialimpact
  • Develop an effective strategy for achieving both financialsuccess and meaningful social impact

Keywords: Non-Profit Organizations / Management Leadership, The Mission-Driven Venture: Business Solutions and Earned Revenue Strategies for Nonprofits, Marc J. Lane, Social Enterprise Alliance, Advocacy Investing, nonprofit funding, nonprofit earned revenue, nonprofit income strategies, social entrepreneurship, social value creation, nonprofit enterprise, social enterprise strategy, mission-based venture, nonprofit challenges, social outcome metrics, nonprofit governance, nonprofit enterprise examples, nonprofit earned revenue case studies nonprofit funding tools

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Wiley Nonprofit Authority
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288 pages
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