Thursday, March 19, 2009


As promised, I am supplying you all with a list of recommended reading materials for the Seminar.  

Please remember, this is not required reading- but these are all insightful publications about the field of social enterprise.  Whether you read them before, during or after the Seminar, these materials will surely refine your ideas of social enterprise and methods of using business skills for community betterment.  

Bornstein, David. How to Change the World: Social Entrepreneurs and the Power of New Ideas. (book)
• Brooks, Arthur. Social Entrepreneurship: A Modern Approach to Social Value Creation.
Crutchfield & Grant. Forces for Good: The Six Practices of High-Impact Nonprofits.
Gergen & Vanourek. Life Entrepreneurs: Ordinary People Creating Extraordinary Lives.
Dees, Emerson, Economy. Strategic Tools for Social Entrepreneurs.
Dees, Emerson, Economy. Enterprising Nonprofits.

• Paul C. Light, “Searching for Social Entrepreneurs,” Pgs. 1-27
• Paul C. Light, “Reshaping Social Entrepreneurship,” Pgs. 47-51
Barendsen & Gardner, “Is the Social Entrepreneur a New Type of Leader?” Pgs. 43-50
• Austin, Stevenson, & Wei-Skillern, “Social and Commercial Entrepreneurship: Same, Different, or Both?” Pgs. 1-22
• Michael D. Mumford, “Social Innovation: Ten Cases from Benjamin Franklin,” Pgs. 253-266
• Colby, Stone, and Carttar, “Zeroing in on Impact,”
• Gregory Dees, “The Meaning of Social Entrepreneurship”
• Edward Skloot, Beyond the Money, Pgs. 61-89
Dees & Anderson, “The Process of Social Entrepreneurship”
• Alter, “Managing the Double Bottom Line: A Business Planning Reference Guide for Social Enterprises”
• Michele Jolin, Investing in Social Entrepreneurship and Fostering Social Innovation, Pgs. 1-8
Letts, Ryan, & Grossman, “Virtuous Capital: What Foundations Can Learn from Venture Capitalists”

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