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The Community Innovation Hub has collected a wide range of resources to assist members, volunteers, advisors, social innovators, social enterprises, social franchises, entrepreneurs/intrapreneurs, organizations, corporations, academic institutions, communities of faith, government offices, media.
If you’ve come across a resource that’s been helpful to you, we’d love to add it to our list so that others can benefit from it. We will recognize you as the source. Please send your resources and information that we need to post them (their format, who developed them, links to any websites, a brief decription) to Sarah Levis at email@example.com. Remember: Paid members get access to even more resources!
Books provide a wide range of information, references, and examples. You might want to check out:
The Giveback Economy: Social Responsibility Practices for Business and Nonprofit by Peter Miller and Carla Langhorst. Do well by doing good! Social enterprise and social entrepreneurship is a field that is just heating up. It is a business idea that has been fringe for a number of years, but that is growing more mainstream. Increasingly, the idea of social responsibility will be part of every business person’s agenda, especially as the Millennial generations is increasingly of an age to own and participate in business. Published by Self-Counsel Press. All royalties go back to the Giveback Economy Fund to support the social innovation ecosystem in North America.
51 Questions on Social Entrepreneurship: Social Impact Through Business, an Actionable Q&A by Neetal Parekh. An actionable Q&A, written as story, that takes you from wherever you are and introduces you to game-changing concepts around social entrepreneurship and social innovation. Written by attorney, blogger, podcast host, impact storyteller, and founder of Innov8social.com Neetal Parekh, the book draws upon her dynamic experience in the space. It incorporates her perspective of following the development of new legal structures for social enterprise, her experiences participating in and founding early stage Silicon Valley startups with impact motivations, and her interviews with over eighty international social impact thinkers and doers.Starty
The Books of Clayton M. Christensen. Starting with the classic, “The Innovator’s Dilemma”, Clayton Christenson has written some of the most insightful, influential, and talked-about books of the last 20 years. His books are required reading for anyone seeking to harness the power of innovation for progress, transformation, and growth.