Choosing the Legal Structure for a Social Enterprise, Jim Fruchterman Offers Guidance in New CSRwire Op-Ed

Aspiring social entrepreneurs often grapple with the question of what type of legal structure they should create—a nonprofit, for-profit, or hybrid. This is one of the topics that CEO Jim Fruchterman will be discussing at the upcoming Social Enterprise Alliance Summit 14. In his newly authored CSRwire op-ed ahead of the Summit, Jim offers guidance to social entrepreneurs through the issues they need to consider before they determine the legal form of their new venture.

When Flexibility Becomes an Operating Principle: Lessons from a Nonprofit

SocialCoding4Good began with the idea of building a sort of for tech volunteerism — an algorithmic platform that would match individual software developers to nonprofit organizations that were building open source software for socially good causes. Everything would be automated, everyone would get what they needed and our idea would help change the world! At the time of inception, venturing into the world of corporate social responsibility was not even on our roadmap. The problem: our idea wouldn’t address the real challenge…

Benetech’s Framework for Developing New Social Enterprises

This blog originally appeared on CSRwire in their series on Creating Good Work and was reposted on Jim Fruchterman’s Beneblog.   I was delighted when Ron Schultz invited me to collaborate with him on his latest book Creating Good Work – The World’s Leading Social Entrepreneurs Show How to Build a Healthy Economy. What I liked most was the […]