How to Evaluate a Nonprofit Social Enterprise

| August 16, 2018

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How does a nonprofit organization operate effective programs and also run a successful social enterprise? How does its enterprise generate both earned revenue and significant benefits to the organization’s target population? Balancing these two goals is harder than it looks, requiring adept leadership that is mission-focused and skilled in resource management and clear messaging. Some of our region’s brightest nonprofit leaders, working on dual fronts to change peoples’ lives through business-style programs, shared their methods with us in a recent NPO Conversation at GMA Foundations. It turns out, the complexity of simultaneously managing both a nonprofit and a business is real.

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The Kitsap Community Foundation is a tax-exempt, independent and publicly-supported philanthropic organization, organized and operated primarily as a permanent collection of endowed funds. Income from the investment of these funds provides long-term benefits to Kitsap County and its residents through creative advocacy and grant-making activities.

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