October 12, 2012, No comments

Recently, I continued my conversation with Beth Parkhill, founder of Mentor Planet, a social enterprise dedicated to spurring innovation and impact mentoring relationships. This time we discussed: “Essential ways mentors help […]


Can the CCAT Assess the Health of Social Enterprises?

September 4, 2012, No comments

I wrote last week about the Core Capacity Assessment Tool, developed by the TCC Group. I’m going to be going through certification training on S ...


Assessing Your Social Enterprise: You Have to Know Where You Are, Before You Try to Go Somewhere Else

August 29, 2012, No comments

I’m increasingly intrigued with the assessment tools that are available to leaders of non-profits and social enterprises. I attended a session a ...


How to Bridge the Cultural Divide

August 20, 2012, No comments

I’ve been talking to social entrepreneurs about the variety of performance challenges they face. Recently, I wrote about the cultural chasm that ...

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    Bridging the Culture Gap
    August 6, 2012, No comments

    As I talk with social entrepreneurs about the biggest challenges they face in making their social enterprises successful, several themes have emerged. I’ll be writing about them here. One of [...]

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    The Journey of a Social Entrepreneur
    June 18, 2012, No comments

    I’m part of a team of folks from the Twin Cities Chapter of the Social Enterprise Alliance that is studying the performance challenges of social enterprises. We’re interviewing social entrepreneurs [...]