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What is social enterprise?

Social enterprise, also known as social entrepreneurship, broadly encompasses ventures of nonprofits, civic-minded individuals, and for-profit businesses that can yield both financial and social returns.

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Can my organization have a subsidiary?

Yes, a nonprofit organization may create a subsidiary with either a for-profit or a nonprofit structure. In some situations creating a subsidiary may make sense. If you think this is something your organization should do, please talk to an attorney familiar with both corporate and nonprofit law to fully understand the tax and legal implications.

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¿Qué son las microfinanzas? ¿Cómo puedo aprender más acerca de este tema?

De acuerdo a ACCION International, una organización no gubernamental que ofrece microcréditos, las microfinanzas son "la provisión de servicios de la banca o financieros dirigidos a hogares o microempresas de bajos o medianos ingresos económicos, incluyendo la opción de microcréditos."

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¿Qué es el emprendimiento social?

El emprendimiento social abarca las actividades emprendedoras e innovadoras de organizaciones sin fines de lucro, personas ligadas a actividades cívicas, y empresas o negocios cuyos programas resultan en utilidades tanto sociales como financieras.


Philanthropy Chat - Unlocking Gaming Potential: Ted Mitchell on the NewSchools Venture Fund/ Learning Games Accelerator

What is important when it comes to forming partnerships with tech organizations? How do organizations approach corporations and other organizations when partnering on a new project? Learn from the NewSchools Venture Fund/ Learning Games Accelerator.


Low-profit Limited Liability Companies: A For-Profit with a Non-profit Soul

Cass Brewer, a partner at Morris, Manning & Martin, explains the nuts and bolts of the low-profit limited liability company (L3C), which is a cross between a non-profit and a for-profit. It is a new form of business enterprise that is specifically designed to further a socially beneficial mission and, in the right circumstances, can qualify as a program-related investment for foundations.