What is Social Enterprise?

Published by
Social Enterprise Fund
  • January 28, 2011
What is Social Enterprise?

A social enterprise is an organization that marries the social mission of a non-profit or government program with the market-driven approach of a business.

This short video is a great overview of social enterprise and the distinguishing features that set it apart from traditional nonprofit or for profit organizations.

For a more detailed article defining social enterprise, click here.

To learn more about social enterprise, be sure to check out the following resources:

  • Monthly updates on social enterprise sector news, stories, events and more in the SEA newsletter.
  • Connections to hundreds of individuals and organizations involved in the social enterprise ecosystem in our online organization and member directory.
  • A growing network of local, grassroots Social Enterprise Alliance chapters.
  • Local, regional and national social enterprise opportunities posted in the online SEA events portal and job board.
  • A national platform highlighting social enterprise products and services in SEA’s online marketplace.

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