The start of a new week means 5 more of our top Social-E articles! Social Entrepreneurs can run into difficult obstacles in constructing business plans and maintaining creativity, and this week’s articles address many of those problems. Here are our top stories:
1. 2 Must Read Articles for Anybody Leading Volunteers and Volunteerism - Helping Help, an organization committed to being a resource for Social Entrepreneurs, compiled two guides from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and Hands On Network that provide helpful information about how to better manage volunteers for successful Social-E projects.
2. How to Raise Money to Strengthen Your Nonprofit - Nell Edgington discusses how to create a “pitch for capital” to generate revenue and build programs for nonprofits. His advice can serve as a guide for social entrepreneurs to fund their projects effectively.
3. 7 Lessons From My First Year as an Entrepreneur - Derek Flanzraich breaks down the most critical learning experiences he had in his first year as an entrepreneur. Social Entrepreneurs can learn from his flexibility, willingness to ask others for help, and commitment to creativity.
4. Summary of Influencer: The Power to Change Anything - Influencer: The Power to Change Anything is broken down in this article to its most important points for social entrepreneurs. The summary provides a critical framework for weighing success and setting goals that is valuable for social enterprise.
5. How One Social Entrepreneur Hopes to Avoid the Pitfalls on the Road to Doing Good - Described as a “cold shower” for the budding Social Entrepreneur, Geri Stengel’s article explores how Stefano Funari, a now successful social entrepreneur, learned the lessons of setting realistic expectations and creating efficient business models.