The plan addresses the urban environment including both natural and built assets, and looks at the living experience of the people of Dubai and its visitors as a result of their interaction with this environment and the economic and social services provided. Finally, the plan addresses the government as the custodian of the city development in all aspects. It is from this perspective that the plan addresses the traits and characteristics that must be reinforced and developed among the people of Dubai to ensure they are capable of driving the city forward into its future. Accordingly, the theme focuses on reinforcing the feeling of responsibility each individual must have towards themselves and their families and society in pursuing and promoting education and personal development, and maintaining a healthy lifestyle, to enable them to play an active, productive, and innovate role in all aspects of the society and economy.
Managing the Double Bottom Line A Business Planning Reference Guide for Social Enterprises This manual is intended to equip social entrepreneurs with a business planning tool for their market-led social enterprises and help them improve their social enterprise program performance by: Sharing Save the Children's stories from the trenches, including lessons learned that lend themselves to developing best-practices social enterprise programs as well as experiences that are better avoided.
Equipping practitioners with program planning and management, market research, and business planning tools that can be applied to any type of social enterprise. Furnishing a guide that can also be used as part of a training curriculum by practitioners providing business education or technical support services to clients, implementing partners, other social entrepreneurs or students.
Throughout, the manual aims to engender strategic thinking.
Exercises are conceived to be multidimensional, pushing practitioners to "think outside the box. Businesses need to reinvent themselves constantly to adapt to ever-changing environments. This entails endless strategic reflection and analysis on the part of social enterprise managers and stakeholders, with an understanding that each decision they make may have a ripple effect on other aspects of their business.
Nonprofit programming is changing. Social enterprise programs are increasingly part of the nonprofit program agenda. The inevitable consequence is that "business" is being integrated into nonprofit culture. Phrases like "operational sustainability," "financial viability" and "cost recovery" have become a standard part of the nomenclature.
There is now considerable agreement among agencies of the importance of operating in a businesslike way.
Indeed, more and more organizations and donors are viewing interventions through a business lens--with respect to performance-based objectives, results-oriented outputs, and viability--thus leading the way for mainstream change.
Tools and methods borrowed from the private sector are being adapted and applied to development programs as a means to better serve underprivileged and disenfranchised populations.
Save the Children is one organization taking this approach. At the same time, we recognize that standard business tools are not necessarily distributed through normal nonprofit channels; nor are they translated for use in the nonprofit context. Business terminology, corporate case studies, and the single bottom-line focus often act as a smoke screen, barring nonprofit professionals from utilizing the important resources available in the private sector.
Nonetheless, as we have witnessed in the microfinance discipline, tools borrowed and adapted from the banking sector can help practitioners "do better at doing good.Equipping practitioners with program planning and management, market research, and business planning tools that can be applied to any type of social enterprise.
Furnishing a guide that can also be used as part of a training curriculum by practitioners providing business education or technical support services to clients, implementing partners. Developing a Social Enterprise Business Plan February 11, Margot Dushin, HBS Social Enterprise Initiative business training and other financial services – to work their way out of poverty.
• Tackling youth unemployment in West Africa. • Connect people through lending to alleviate poverty. SOCIAL ENTERPRISE BUSINESS PLANNING GRANT Overview This category has two purposes: 1. Assist existing local social enterprises to social enterprise business plan For business plan ideas, there must be clear evidence that there is a need and how the social.
The guide outlines a step-by-step approach to starting up your social enterprise and focuses on the key issues surrounding business development.
The guide assumes a fundamental knowledge of business planning. In the context of social enterprise, a business plan is the road map that gives direction in executing an intervention, managing a program, and ultimately realizing the program's goals and objectives.
A business planning guide to developing a social enterprise “Senscot has been promoting the need for clear and concise business advice to emerging social enterprises for a number of years.