REDF Box Set — Social Purpose Enterprises and Venture Philanthropy in the New Millennium
Published in 1999
REDF and its Portfolio members produced this three volume set to answer three questions. First, practitioners within social purpose enterprises were asked: If you were starting out again, what would you be interested in learning about and what do you wish you had known? (Volume 1: Practitioner Perspectives) Then, REDF staff and partners provided candid answers to the question: What is REDF's approach to venture philanthropy? (Volume 2: Investor Perspectives) Lastly, Teresa Moore tackled the critical question: Who is the successful social entrepreneur? (Volume 3: Practitioner Profiles)
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REDF Box Set Volume 1 - Practitioner Perspectives(1) Leading the Social Purposes Enterprise: An Examination of Organizational Culture
Diane Flannery, Kriss Deiglmeier
Compares nonprofit and business cultures, and leadership components of a high performance social enterprise culture.
(2) Managing the Social Purpose Enterprise
Diane Flannery, Kriss Deiglmeier
Discusses three management challenges and offers effective management strategies for the social purpose enterprise.
(3) Growing a Social Purpose Enterprise
Reviews stages of development in the growth of the business, as told from the experience of practitioners in the field.
(4) The Challenges of Staffing and Leading a Social Purpose Enterprise
John Brauer, Michele Tatos
Addresses issues such as cultural change, team-building, and hiring the social entrepreneur.
(5) The Challenge of Workforce Development
Kristin Majeska, Carrie Portis
Discusses components critical to the development of the enterprise's workforce, including enterprise design, client flow, delivery of training, and curricula.
(6) Managing Key Relationships with the Rest of the World: Lessons Learned (The Hard Way) by Social Purpose Enterprises
Kristin Majeska, Carrie Portis
A look at business and social mission relationships with a variety of stakeholders, as well as a brief discussion of "fitting in with the business world."
(7) Cultivating the Next Generation of Leaders
An analysis of leadership development in four distinct areas of the social purpose enterprise.
(8) Journey of a Mutant Manager
An MBA student describes her transition from the for profit world to the world of the nonprofit and social purpose enterprises.
(9) The Social Purpose Enterprise as a Learning Organization
A discussion of individual and team learning including best practices and experiences from the field.
REDF Box Set Volume 2 - Investor Perspectives(10) REDF: A Case Study on Venture Philanthropy
Melinda Tuan, Jed Emerson
A detailed examination of REDF and its comprehensive philanthropic investment strategy. (Note: due to its size you may experience difficulty downloading this file. Try saving the document and opening it from your computer.
(11) The Challenge of Change: Implementation of a Venture Philanthropy Strategy
REDF and BTW Consultants - informing change
Analysis of the process appraisal conducted with REDF and its portfolio organizations, its lessons learned prove valuable in general application.
(12) Enterprises Gone But Not Forgotten: Lessons Learned from Three Organizations and REDF
Fay Twersky, Laura Lanzerotti
Case studies on three enterprises that exited the REDF portfolio in 1999.
(13) Accounting Issues in the Social Purpose Enterprise
Discussion of accounting systems, interaction between nonprofit and enterprise accounting, and suggested solutions.
(14) Quantifying Social Costs: A Case Example from Rubicon's Buildings & Grounds Business
Advantages and disadvantages of accounting for social costs, and a discussion of which costs to include in analysis.
(15) True Cost Accounting: The Allocation of Social Costs in Social Purpose Enterprises
Heather Gowdy, et al
A crosscutting analysis of REDF portfolio organizations is used to inform a discussion of identifying and incorporating social costs into traditional nonprofit accounting structures.
(16) Webtrack and Beyond: Documenting the Impact of Social Purpose Enterprises
Fay Twersky, Jed Emerson
A presentation of the systems used within the REDF portfolio to analyze both fiscal and social impact of social purpose enterprises.
(17) Social Return on Investment: Exploring Aspects of Value Creation in the Nonprofit Sector
Jed Emerson, Jay Wachowicz, Suzi Chun
Frames the measurement of Economic, Socio-Economic and Social value, and outlines operating assumptions for calculating SROI.
(18) Riding on the Bleeding Edge: A Framework for Tracking Equity in the Social Sector and the Creation of a Nonprofit Stock Market
Jed Emerson, Jay Wachowicz
Envisions the possibility of social share value and social equity ownership which parallels for-profit equity structures.
(19) The U.S. Nonprofit Capital Market: An Introductory Overview of Developmental Stages, Investors and Funding Instruments
Examines three critical areas and the role of venture philanthropy and challenges in the development of the Nonprofit Capital Market.
(20) Five Challenges in Social Purpose Enterprise Development
Outlines organizational, management, marketplace, capital and investor relationships as significant areas of challenge in enterprise development.
(21) The Venture Fund Initiative: An Assessment of Current Opportunities for Social Purpose Enterprise Development and Recommendations for Advancing the Field
This executive summary reports on a mapping and exploration process which took place in six US cities to examine social purpose enterprise activities and identify challenges and needs for future development.
(22) Leadership of the Whole: The Emerging Power of Social Entrepreneurship
A discussion of the trends and forces influencing an emergence of leadership based on all practitioners rather than individual leaders.
REDF Box Set Volume 3 - Practitioner Profiles
(23) Asian Neighborhood Design
Asian Neighborhood Design (AND) operates a custom millwork, carpentry and cabinetry business which trains and employs formerly homeless and very low income people.
(24) BOSS Enterprises
BOSS provides services to a number of populations in the greater East Bay, and operated a light construction and renovation company.
(25) CVE, Inc.
Serving people with mental disabilities, CVE operates a janitorial service as well as several smaller service-industry businesses.
(26) Goodwill Industries
Staffing Services is a temporary staffing business operated by Goodwill Industries.
(27) Juma Ventures
Juma exclusively serves homeless youth and operates Ben & Jerry's ice cream franchises in San Francisco and at the new PacBell Park.
(28) Rubicon Programs
Rubicon Programs serves people at risk for homelessness or with mental disabilities, including a landscape maintenance program and a bakery.
(29) Youth Industry
Youth Industry operates five businesses in San Francisco, employing homeless youth at thrift shops, a cafe, and bicycle repair shop.
(30) The Roberts Enterprise Development Fund
The vision of REDF and the philosophies of the people involved in its venture philanthropy work.