Business Models for Social Enterprise

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You've come up with an amazing idea for a new product or service. Now how do you figure out if there is a sustainable business model to get this innovation into the hands of your customers?

This five-week course from +Acumen & Santa Clara University's Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship will help you think through how you can create financial value while creating social impact. The course draws from content taught by the Miller Center's Global Social Benefit Institute (GSBIĀ®) curriculum and combines it with Acumen's insights from 15 years of investing in social enterprises.

While this course will not delve into the intricacies of financial modeling, you'll emerge with a big-picture understanding of the key components to consider if you are building a business that prioritizes social impact and strives for financial sustainability.


Key Learning Outcomes:
  • The four social enterprise models that Acumen has seen effectively crea...

You've come up with an amazing idea for a new product or service. Now how do you figure out if there is a sustainable business model to get this innovation into the hands of your customers?

This five-week course from +Acumen & Santa Clara University's Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship will help you think through how you can create financial value while creating social impact. The course draws from content taught by the Miller Center's Global Social Benefit Institute (GSBIĀ®) curriculum and combines it with Acumen's insights from 15 years of investing in social enterprises.

While this course will not delve into the intricacies of financial modeling, you'll emerge with a big-picture understanding of the key components to consider if you are building a business that prioritizes social impact and strives for financial sustainability.


Key Learning Outcomes:
  • The four social enterprise models that Acumen has seen effectively create value
  • Start a business model canvas to map out components of your potential company
  • Understand how to develop a business model that can drive financial sustainability and social impact
  • Create and test hypotheses about a social enterprise's target market size, cost structure, revenue streams, and value chain partnerships
  • Uncover revenue engines to power businesses serving customers living in bottom of the pyramid markets

More questions?

Please visit our +Acumen Page for more information. We invite participants to form groups to work together on this course. If you'd like to form a group with others, please send this link to your friends or colleagues to ask them to sign up!

If you have any questions, please contact us at courses@plusacumen.org


This Course Is For You If:
  • You are an early stage social entrepreneur with an idea or prototype for a product or service, but you need to consider your business model
  • Anyone curious about the key considerations for building business models in the social sector
  • You've taken +Acumen's Lean Principles for Social Impact course and are eager to build a business model to match your value proposition
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