A high-level introduction to the ideas and concepts of social enterprise and their potential use. Ideal for people that are new to the model.


Exploring Social Enterprise

  • Values and purpose
  • Definitions and context
  • Sources of income for social enterprise
  • Legal structures
  • Triple bottom line: Balancing social and economic mission

An exploration of the different types of social enterprises, as well as a practical look at how a more enterprising approach could benefit individuals, organisations and their communities. 


Introduction & Overview

Social Enterprise in Practice

  • Values and purpose
  • Definitions and context
  • Sources of income for social enterprise
  • Legal structures
  • Case for social impact measurement
  • Social enterprise study visit, guest speaker or case study exploration
  • Triple Bottom Line: Balancing social and economic mission 
  • Sources of support

A highly practical, immersive programme that provides all the essentials for individuals and organisations starting a new social enterprise.

Ideal for anyone who has got a social enterprise idea that they want to take forward. 

Preparing to change the world

Creating an offer to change the worldGenerating income to change the world
  • Visioning
  • Exploring the Social Enterprise Model
  • What will I need to get there?
  • Mind-set and qualities of Entrepreneurial Leaders
  • Theory of Change
  • Business Model Canvas
  • Customer mapping
  • Value proposition and USP’s
  • Building our logic model
  • Explore revenue models
  • Building for sustainability
  • Costing and budgeting
  • Managing finance, cash flow and risk
  • Sales and marketing
  • Customer channels

Working with others to change the world

Influencing to change the world  
  • Stakeholder Mapping
  • Partnership Working
  • Engaging with communities
  • Building our team
  • Self-care and resilience
  • Pitching
  • Monitoring and evaluating your impact
  • Communicating your social or environmental impact
  • Exploring next steps
  • Developing a peer network

Explore all the factors that will enable your organisation to move from donor dependency to financial sustainability and independence

Ideal for not for profit organisations that are looking to move towards a more enterprising business model.


Enterprising FutureBuilding the FutureConnecting for the Future
  • Our passion and mind-set
  • Understand and assess your income streams
  • What is an enterprising approach?
  • What will I need to get there?
  • Your personal learning goals
  • Your strategic and personal plan
  • Growth tools
  • Evaluate customers, service users and stakeholders
  • Scoping short and long term ambitions,
  • Identify strengths and areas for development
  • Community and stakeholder mapping
  • Engaging stakeholders and partners
  • Our purpose and USP
  • Positioning and profiling
  • Working in partnership
Leading for the futureShowing Impact for the future   
  • What sort of leadership is required?
  • Emotional intelligence and self-management
  • Leading change
  • Working with diverse teams
  • Monitoring and evaluating and demonstrating your impact
  • Identify support for your next steps
  • Exploring the next steps
  • Developing a peer network