Social Good Inspiration

Social innovation has enjoyed growing recognition all over the world. But many of us are unsure of how it happens or why we need it. Here's a quick overview of social innovation, as developed by Social Innovation Generation. For years SiG has been exploring the various qualities and elements that support successful social innovation.

Learn about an Albertan Social Enterprise, tackling the issue of poverty and homelessness through employment. #amplifybusiness

"We don't need more and more social businesses. We need more social impact." - Daniela Papi-Thornton is the Deputy Director of the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship. She has spearheaded student programming initiatives at Saïd Business School including the Leading for Impact programme and has taught MBA courses on high-impact entrepreneurship.


Social Impact Tools


Directly from the work of Daniela Papi-Thornton former Director of the Skoll Centre for Entrepreneurship, this is a MUST READ for any social entrepreneur or someone interested in the space.  It's a free download & the best read! 

This comes out of the work of Tackling Heropreneurship and is the place to start when identifying if you are truly going to solving the social issue / business.  Through answering these thought provoking questions, you will be identify any gaps and potential solutions will be naturally discovered.

What is a social enterprise without an ENTERPRISE (aka business) model!?! This template is similar to the Business Canvas Model and also includes the Business Aspect.

In a nutshell, value proposition is a clear statement that explains how your product solves customers' problems or improves their situation (relevancy), delivers specific benefits (quantified value), tells the ideal customer why they should buy from you and not from the competition (unique differentiation).

When it comes time to pitch to investors, this is the deck and format to use.  From identifying the problem, solution, your team, sales & marketing, this sample pitch deck has every step with useful tips & tricks to help you develop the best social impact pitch deck. 

B Corp certification is available to for-profit companies) to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency.  There is a free assessment tool, which is a good to use to explore the social impact space and what it takes to have a more integrated model. (also suggest non-profits use the assessment tool for exploration space),



Resources in the Impact Network Alberta!


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