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Critical Success Factor 6: Must be Scalable and Sustainable

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The social enterprise model being contemplated must be scalable and sustainable.

The ChallengeTo be viable, the social enterprise you choose must be scalable beyond the break-even point, and should grow to a target profit level your nonprofit organization can manage and sustain. Profits earned will help augment or replace funding from the government and other sources that continues to shrink, or becomes harder to qualify for.

Assuming your social enterprise model meets the first 5 critical success factors we discussed in ...

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Critical Success Factor 5: Proportionate Allocation of Resources

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The social enterprise model being contemplated must not require a disproportionate allocation of resources, which could impair the mission.

What essential resources are needed?

1. Financial

2. Infrastructure

  • Job Task Analysis: defines what needs to be done and who will do it
  • Organizational Design: defines the management and reporting structure
  • Electronic Records Management: defines how information is stored digitally
  • Paper Records Management: defines how information is stored physically
  • Work Space Planning: defines how workspace is functionally configured
  • Service Delivery Process: defines how your core operations work
  • Operations Manual: defines how ...
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