These resources support the Student Learning Outcomes for the Roots of Success for Social Entrepreneurs curriculum. Follow these links to explore a variety of organizations and resources designed to help you develop entrepreneurial ideas, launch successful green businesses or give back to the communities your organization serves.
Acumen Fund founder Jacqueline Novogratz blends two narratives in this memoir about her years fighting global poverty.
The founder of the Grameen Bank tells his own compelling story of bringing microlending to Bangladesh and describes dozens of ways that social businesses can alleviate poverty.
J. Gregory Dees, Jed Emerson and Peter Economy
A hands-on guide to social enterprise in the nonprofit sector, filled with real life examples and step-by-step directions.
Studies how to profitably serve the world’s poorest people and help them escape from poverty. Includes a video of 12 case studies.
Profiles nine champions of social change who developed innovative ways to address needs they saw around them.
John Elkington and Pamela Hartigan
Successful business models for social entrepreneurship, including case studies of for-profit and nonprofit social ventures.
Paul Charles Light
Research on social entrepreneurship is finally catching up to its rapidly growing potential. Author Paul Light explores this surge of interest to establish the state of knowledge on this growing phenomenon and suggest directions for future research.
Peter C. Brinckerhoff
Essential steps for nonprofit business development, including case studies and sample business plans.
First-person success stories from 30 social entrepreneurs, plus a how-to guide from the authors.
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