Don’t ever expect anyone to 100 percent commit themselves to supporting a project, a direction or a practice unless they had input into creating it.
The Skills Centre believes in equity for all people and in that belief we feel businesses can achieve their bottom lines while doing good things for their employees, for our social economy, and for our environment.
Social enterprises are revenue-generating businesses with a twist. For non-profit organizations, this social enterprise initiative has two goals:
- to achieve social, cultural, community economic or environmental outcomes; and,
- to earn revenue.
On the surface, many social enterprises look, feel, and even operate like traditional businesses. But looking more deeply, one discovers the defining characteristics of the social enterprise: mission is at the centre of business, with income generation playing an important supporting role.
For more information on the Kootenay Centre for Social Enterprise contact Michele Cherot at (250) 368-5316 x214 or email mcherot[at]communityskillscentre.com
Click here to see the Skills Centre’s The Right Stuff for a working model for social enterprise. For more information on enterprising non-profit’s in Canada please visit enterprisingnonprofits.ca.
For information on upcoming Enterprising Non-profits orientation sessions, please see the attachment below: