Posts by Adam Gustine

Lessons on the Ground- Don’t Forsake the Team

(Series Intro) Last fall, we launched Jubilee Ventures in South Bend, IN. The hope was that our work on the ground would inform the way we direct the future of CovEnterprises, and vice versa. We wanted to create learning loops that allow us to not only champion best practices across the denomination but to apply…

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Lessons on the Ground– Caring for the stories of others

(Series Intro) Last fall, we launched Jubilee Ventures in South Bend, IN. The hope was that our work on the ground would inform the way we direct the future of CovEnterprises, and vice versa. We wanted to create learning loops that allow us to not only champion best practices across the denomination but to apply…

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Lessons on the Ground- Customer Service

(Series Intro) Last fall, we launched Jubilee Ventures in South Bend, IN. The hope was that our work on the ground would inform the way we direct the future of CovEnterprises, and vice versa. We wanted to create learning loops that allow us to not only champion best practices across the denomination but to apply…

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Lessons on the ground- Impact Niche

(Series Intro) Last fall, we launched Jubilee Ventures in South Bend, IN. The hope was that our work on the ground would inform the way we direct the future of CovEnterprises, and vice versa. We wanted to create learning loops that allow us to not only champion best practices across the denomination but to apply…

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Lessons on the ground- Community Collaboration

(Series Intro) Last fall, we launched Jubilee Ventures in South Bend, IN. The hope was that our work on the ground would inform the way we direct the future of CovEnterprises, and vice versa. We wanted to create learning loops that allow us to not only champion best practices across the denomination but to apply…

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Lessons from the Ground- The Stand Up Meeting

(Series Intro) Last fall, we launched Jubilee Ventures in South Bend, IN. The hope was that our work on the ground would inform the way we direct the future of CovEnterprises, and vice versa. We wanted to create learning loops that allow us to not only champion best practices across the denomination but to apply…

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Lessons from the Ground- Short Learning Loops

(Series Intro) Last fall, we launched Jubilee Ventures in South Bend, IN. The hope was that our work on the ground would inform the way we direct the future of CovEnterprises, and vice versa. We wanted to create learning loops that allow us to not only champion best practices across the denomination but to apply…

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Is Social Enterprise about Justice? 

One of the things we hear with more frequency than is helpful is that social enterprise doesn’t get to the heart of justice work, that its a nice thing to do for people but its not justice. Well, that actually could be true. There are ways of thinking about social enterprise that could be little…

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Lessons from the Ground- Be Nimble

Last fall, we launched Jubilee Ventures in South Bend, IN. The hope was that our work on the ground would inform the way we direct the future of CovEnterprises, and vice versa. We wanted to create learning loops that allow us to not only champion best practices across the denomination but to apply innovative concepts…

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It Doesn’t Have to Be a Business-Part 2

Last week, I highlighted the Matthew 25 challenge and ways folks are experimenting around the edges of social enterprise and economic development. I think these are incredible ways to dip your toe in the water and see what comes from this kind of work. There are many paths to engaging this work that don’t include…

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