Twitter Roundup: April 22 – contextual solutions, highly effective CEO habits, and social finance demand
Solutions are not universal, but rather contextual, argues Nathan Furr writing for the Forbes.com blog. He explains that entrepreneurs need to address problems as unique instances, by looking for cultural, economic, or geographic unknowns, and by avoiding making decisions based on assumptions.
Impact evaluation is crucial in enabling social enterprises to determine what works and what doesn’t. Building on methods previously tailored to evaluating nonprofit social work, the Roberts Enterprise Development Fund has created a paper that outlines a methodology for quantifying social returns on investments. The takeaway — evaluate cost savings and revenue contributions tied to a person’s employment within a social enterprise.
New York Times columnist Adam Bryant conducted interviews with 70 CEOs to find out what makes leaders successful. Here he outlines five of the essential habits that create strong heads of companies and organizations.
If you want to start a social enterprise, then check out the Social Entrepreneur Empowerment Series that YES! is offering. It’s a two-part series and the first part, consisting of interviews with prominent social entrepreneurs, is free, while the second session is available for a fee.
The social finance market has been the subject of much discussion in both the UK and the US, as people watch to see how effectively social finance solves social problems. Now, a new research report details the extent of investors’ interest in social finance in the UK.
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