Why set up a social enterprise?

Posted by: Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies
Queensland University of Technology

Reasons for setting up a social enterprise include:

  • Meet a community need: finance, housing, fuel, education, economic opportunity for marginalised groups
  • Reduce reliance on grants and donations
  • Business model may be both the ends and means for your social goal e.g. an employment program
  • ‘Be the change’ by demonstrating better way of doing business - democratic, environmentally sustainable, socially responsible
  • Generate income for another charitable/community purpose

You can watch a short video on starting a social enterprise by Social Traders

Last modified: 
18/07/2014 - 3:15pm