Social Enterprise Resources from Paul Lamb

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.

130 Ways to Fund Your Social Venture
, published in SocialEarth, a collaborative blog that focuses on businesses that are doing good through their work.

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.

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