Enterprising Mentality introduces social enterprise as a viable sustainability strategy for mental health and intellectual disability advocacy organizations. The manual offers background on self-financing activities and why mental health organizations can benefit from such activities. The steps of developing a social enterprise are outlined, and the experiences and lessons learned of six mental health organizations that have launched a social enterprise are assessed.
The manual is divided into five sections. Section One provides background on social enterprise in general and as a sustainability strategy for these organizations specifically. Section Two provides an overview of why mental health and intellectual disability advocacy organizations are particularly interested in social enterprise and why social enterprise is a viable option for these organizations. Section Three summarizes the steps in the enterprise development planning process and some of the specific areas that these organizations should be aware of. Section Four provides lessons learned by mental heath and intellectual disability advocacy organizations pursuing social enterprise. Section Five outlines various social enterprise models used by these organizations, highlighting some of the pros and cons of each and discussing real-life experiences of some organizations.
(48 pages; 210mm x 300mm)
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