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

By Adam Gustine | June 28, 2019

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…

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It Doesn’t Have to Be a Business

By Adam Gustine | June 21, 2019

For some of us, and for various reasons, starting a business is not in the cards. There is no doubt that launching and running a business requires a lot of…

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Strategic Impact Planning Basics

By Adam Gustine | June 14, 2019

If you’ve been following along the last few weeks, you’ve engaged the conversation around community transformation markers and the community engagement assessment. Having taken the time to discern, discuss and…

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Community Transformation- An introduction

By Adam Gustine | June 7, 2019

We’ve mentioned before on the blog that beginning by naming the impact you want to make is essential to the work of social enterprise. Below is a chart we’ve been…

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Community Connectedness- How are we doing?

By Adam Gustine | May 31, 2019

One of the easy pitfalls in social enterprise, and any kind of economic or community development initiative you might plan, is the temptation to engage the project ‘in’ a community,…

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Training Resources!

By Adam Gustine | May 24, 2019

Hey all, We’ve been working this year to develop a plan for delivering training and resources to you and to curate the best learning and practices we can to ensure…

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Meet the NEW Enterprises- I Have a Dream Academy

By Adam Gustine | May 17, 2019

We are so excited to be able to announce our latest launches with CovEnterprises! These are projects a long time in the making and we are thrilled to be able…

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Meet the NEW Enterprises- Woven Restoration

By Adam Gustine | May 10, 2019

We are so excited to be able to announce our latest launches with CovEnterprises! These are projects a long time in the making and we are thrilled to be able…

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Meet the Enterprises- Jubilee Ventures

By Adam Gustine | May 3, 2019

Jubilee Ventures is an economic incubator in South Bend, IN. Their mission is to extend opportunity, restoration and ownership to the margins. Practically, that means that the primary impact that…

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Meet the Enterprises- Ace Coffee Bar

By Adam Gustine | April 26, 2019

Ace Coffee Bar is a youth development project in Minneapolis, MN. This specific enterprise is a venture of Ace in the City, a neighborhood development organization that has been engaged…

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