13th in our Best practices in Community Empowerment series.
Paul Lamb is Principal at Man on A Mission Consulting, a firm specializing in “Management Consulting for Social Change.” He is an author and social entrepreneur, and runs a “Technology & Spiritual Practice” program assisting faith based communities to leverage social media and emerging technology tools. Paul is the co-author with wife Debbie of the Be A Better Partner Handbook for Couples. In a previous life he worked as a nonprofit executive and youth counselor. Paul compiled this comprehensive list of Social Enterprise Resources on ZeroDivide, which includes most everything you’d need to start and sustain a social enterprise. He also authored this Social Enterprise 101 presentation for budding social entrepreneurs:
Paul recommends that you check these other resources out:
Social Enterprise Alliance – Website of the Social Enterprise Alliance – the largest membership org for nonprofit social enterprise in the US.
Social Entrepreneur, Social Enterprise and Social Innovation Sources of Funding – A list of 200+ social entrepreneur, social enterprise and social innovation funding sources on Ned, global online co-working space for early stage social entrepreneurs and collaborative social ventures.
On sharing/hoarding best practices, Paul says: “Sharing is in, hoarding is out. Coopetition is in, competition is out!”
Next up: Rebecca Sanborn Stone of the Orton Family Foundation and CommunityMatters.