The NESsT Learning Series was started by NESsT to share practical lessons learned in social enterprise development. The series includes books and reports providing critical analysis and research based on the practical experience and lessons learned by social enterprise managers worldwide.
NESsT RAMP Peru: El Sistema de Invención e Innovación Tecnológica, Necesidades y Demandas Tecnológicos
El Proyecto RAMP Perú ha iniciado sus actividades en el Perú con una investigación que describe y analiza la situación del complejo sistema que promueve [...] More ›
Unique & Universal: Lessons from the Emerging Field of Social Enterprise in Emerging Market Countries
A NESsT paper prepared for the Alcoa Foundation’s Social Venture/Enterprise Initiative International Forum (Racine, Wisconsin: June 19-21, 2003) Unique & Universal: Lessons from the Emerging Field [...] More ›
The NGO-Business Hybrid: Is the Private Sector the Answer?
From NESsT and the Program on Social Change and Development at the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at the Johns Hopkins University, Washington, DC The [...] More ›
Risky Business: The Impacts of Merging Mission and Market
Risky Business examines the impact — both financial and non-financial — of entrepreneurial activities on small social change organizations. An important contribution to the growing debate [...] More ›
NGO Venture Forum: Lessons in Self-Financing from the International Gathering
The NGO Venture Forum is a handy “primer” for anyone seeking to better understand the fundamental issues of enterprise activities in the nonprofit sector. In [...] More ›
Profits for Nonprofits: An Assessment of the Challenges in NGO Self-Financing
Enterprise activities are not for all nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), nor are they easy for those NGOs that do venture into the marketplace. Profits for Nonprofits [...] More ›