Our Approach

Intake

All Social Enterprises, across all stages of evolution.

Purpose: 
To establish organizational readiness and to determine what stage of the evolution their social enterprise is at.

Action:
Applicants fill the readiness assessment available on the SEP home page.

Outcome:
We will invite successful applicants, with an established social impact, to receive support from the platform.

01

Concept/Discovery

Early Stage Social Enterprises

Purpose:

To establish clarity on the problem / solution fit of your social enterprise, i.e. is the problem you are solving really seeking a solution and, more importantly, are the target customer segments motivated to pay for the proposed solution.

Action:

Applicants work with identified SEP partners to take a deep dive on their problem / solution fit. Outcome: We will help you shift your focus to potential solutions and understanding the drivers for success. We will work with you to increase your understanding of key elements of the solution, business design and the motivations of the various customers, partners and other stakeholders. You will gain a better understanding of the essential components of the business model.

Outcome:

We will help you shift your focus to potential solutions and understand the drivers for success. We will work with you to increase your knowledge of key elements of the solution, business design and the motivations of the various customers, partners and other stakeholders. You will gain a better understanding of the essential components of the business model.

02

Development/Validation

Recently Active Social Enterprises

Purpose:

To bring clarity to the business model of your social enterprise and understand the key drivers of your sustainability.

Action:

Applicants work with identified SEP partners to formalize their current and future state business models.

Outcome:

We will help you build and analyze customer profiles and design value propositions that matter to your customers (including funders!). You will gain a better understanding of the essential components of the business model and drivers for success.

03

Sustainability/Efficiency

Established Social Enterprises

Purpose:

To help you grow past your success with early adopters, often mistaken for overall success, to develop a critical mass of customers to be sustainable.

Action:

Applicants work with identified SEP partners to adapt their acquisition and retention strategies originally developed for early stage customers to grow your customer base.

Outcome:

We will provide you tools to expand your reach in the market and generate required revenue. You will also develop an enhanced ability to bring your brand story to the market by working on a more focused marketing strategy.

04

Growth/Scale

Established Social Enterprises

Purpose:

To address the need to build the capacity to deliver your offering to a larger base of customers and handle a large volume of transactions.

Action:

Applicants work with identified SEP partners to develop support functions, dedicated resources for management, technology, accounting, regulatory requirements, training and impact reporting

Outcome:

We will help you put in place an actionable operating plan and a sales plan while giving you access to the tools and resources you need to build internal capacity and capability to manage your growth.

Exit

You have graduated from the SEP platform but you can continue to tap the platforms network of partners for just-in-time access to a network of technical and functional support resources who can provide on-going advice and guidance.