Is your social enterprise sustainable? Is it scalable? This course helps you evaluate your model and develop a plan to take it to the next level. Where could this course take me? This course is a must for anyone who wants to understand how to scale and sustain a social enterprise. You will learn how to evaluate and diagnose your current business model, identify your challenges, and develop strategies to grow your social enterprise, and evaluate its impact. What and how will I learn? Social Enterprise: Growing a Sustainable Business includes a mix of theory, practical information, and case studies from around the world. You will learn how to map your stakeholders, consider partnership opportunities, and manage change. You will also consider different marketing and communications strategies, how to find talent and different sources of funding and investment. By the end of the course, you will be prepared to take your social enterprise to the next level. Learn more with the Social Enterprise program This course is one of three in the Social Enterprise program prepared by Middlesex University Business School, in collaboration with researchers at the Jindal Centre for Social Innovation & Entrepreneurship and the social enterprise Living in Minca, and with funding by the British Council. The program will enable you to understand what it takes to launch and run a sustainable social enterprise. When you complete all three courses and buy a Certificate of Achievement for each, you will earn a FutureLearn Award as proof of completing the program of study.
What topics will you cover?
- Identifying challenges
- Evaluation and Diagnosis
- Strategies for Sustainability
- Marketing strategies
- Storytelling strategies
- Funding and Investment
- Measuring social impact
What will you achieve?
- Assess the financial and marketing considerations for growth
- Evaluate the different growing and scaling up strategies for social enterprises
- Evaluate the challenges of a social enterprise
- Demonstrate how to achieve social impact at scale
Who is the course for?
This course is intended for anyone interested in learning more about social enterprise, including entrepreneurs, charities, and students.
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Last updated January 12, 2018