Defining A Successful SE Engagement

I had the following exchange recently: Questioner: Do you think that successful engagement in SE requires a diminished commitment to the profit motive as we usually think of it within the context of contemporary capitalism? ME: Great question and thank you for it. Is...

Always Ask: “What’s Our Why?”

Having worked with nonprofits and churches for the past decade, it goes without saying that the primary desire of each to is to help. We seek and we search out those who are in need, and then we help. After sitting through what must at this point be hundreds of...

Unpack Those Assets

A key consideration when looking at a new initiative be it a new program or an earned income venture, is whether or not you have the requisite assets to deliver consistent value. This seems like a straightforward consideration, however, if you dig in,...

2017 SE-Catalyst Application Open

CauseImpact is happy to be partnering with the Center for Social Enterprise Development in Columbus to offer SE-Catalyst.   This is an opportunity for nonprofits to go through social enterprise development, in a cohort model, building a venture to support their good...

Innovation Catalyst at the Center for NonProfit Management

CauseImpact is proud to be a part of the middle Tennessee Center for NonProfit Management‘s Social Enterprise Catalyst.  The program is now expanded and renamed Innovation Catalyst.  It empowers nonprofits to develop business plans for ventures that enhance...

CauseImpact Welcomes Joy Bronson

CauseImpact is pleased to announce that Joy Bronson has joined our Nashville team as an Associate.  Joy has worked the past 10 years with nonprofits and faith-based organizations in program/ministry coordination and management, and program and organizational...

Don’t Worry, Be Crappy

In his book, Rules for Revolutionaries, Guy Kawasaki has a chapter called ‘Don’t Worry, Be Crappy.’ Seth Godin counsels to always be shipping. Several years ago I was watching an episode of CBS Sunday Morning and they featured a Manhattan restauranteur who had five...

Write That Plan!

I’m often asked about using any of various templates to aid in the writing of a business plan. I’m not a big fan of any particular template, rather, I’m a big fan of critically thinking through the important questions. So, by all means, if you have a template you feel...