The term social entrepreneurship has a range of meanings. Contributing to this diversity of meanings is the different approaches for undertaking social entrepreneurship. These different approaches include: the social innovation and social enterprise schools of thought, and participatory governance, communitarian, marketisation, and complexity approaches.
Community Capacity Builders Program for Social Entrepreneurs embraces the diversity of social entrepreneurship by recognising the benefits of different social entrepreneurship approaches.
During Community Capacity Builders Program for Social Entrepreneurs, participants:
- explore the concepts, tools and techniques of different social entrepreneurship approaches
- research and map the problem and solution ecosystems for the problem that they are addressing
- determine where to intervene in a solution ecosystem
- develop a theory of change, business model and pitch deck for the initiative that they develop
- explore the support that is available for social enterprises in their community
- determine the most appropriate social enterprise structure to institutionalise their initiative, and
- develop for their initiative, a performance measurement plan and a scaling strategy.
Community Capacity Builders Program for Social Entrepreneurs is for Social Entrepreneurs that want to develop initiatives that influence systems change and contribute towards addressing society’s most pressing problems.
The Program for Social Entrepreneurs consists of four units:
- Understanding Social Entrepreneurship
- Mapping Problem & Solution Ecosystems
- Developing Initiatives, and
- Developing Social Enterprises