Faced with significant budget reductions, nonprofit organizations have moved from being one dimensional
entities that rely on grants. Now they attract social entrepreneurs who are determined
to establish relationships before raising money-something that the late Dr. J. Gregory Dees
foresaw the need for in 1998 when he
wrote about a hybrid structure that was
enabling nonprofit organizations to generate additional income. Ultimately, Dees concluded that the hybrid structure
with a social enterprise component would slow the mission of the nonprofit organization, leaving the social
entrepreneur to think about how to
create innovative strategies within social entrepreneurship.
This book uses a case study
focusing on the nonprofit organization, Rising Tide
Capital, by expanding the scope
of Dr. Dees’ research through
assessment of the meaning of social
entrepreneurship, social enterprises
and financial stability. It
also identifies financial
stability through two processes of replication: replicable
models through strategic partnerships and the mini-franchise
of direct selling. Plot a path
to bolster financial
stability, think creatively about generating cash flow and find alternative sources of funding
with this guide to operating a successful nonprofit organization.
will learn the meaning of social
will learn about early pioneers of social entrepreneurship.
will learn some of the
flaws of the nonprofit model.
will learn an overview of two new assessments
of replication which can
to their nonprofit organization.
Dr. Carolyn Mattocks is
the CEO and founder of the “I Can
Do Anything” Organization, Inc. She earned a PhD in Public Policy and Administration
with a specialization in Nonprofit
Management and Leadership
from Walden University. She is
also an Associate Faculty
and Faculty Senator at Ashford
University and a member of the American Society
for Public Administration and the Maryland
Nonprofits. She resides in Joppa,