Social Enterprises of the Future: Practices for Sustained Social Impact
Social Enterprises of the Future: Practices for Sustained Social Impact is intended to supplement SourceAmerica's publications: The Future of Work and the Disability Community and Social Enterprises of the Future: A Collective Response. This report examines select operational issues affecting disability service organizations nationwide, including strategic planning, fundraising, succession planning, social impact measurement and advocacy impact. Research for this report was conducted internally by SourceAmerica staff and informed by trends observed in the field.
This report starts by looking at factors that contribute to the success of high-performing organizations and continues with the examination of concepts and tools social enterprises may consider during strategic planning efforts. The remainder of the report reviews the literature on select operational challenges the field is facing and highlights best practices of high-impact organizations. It also provides case studies of social enterprises that have implemented relevant and sustainable business practices and self-advocates who participated in the Social Enterprises of the Future initiative.