Training: From NGO to Social Enterprise


From NGO to Social Enterprise

Social entrepreneurship: from donor funding to entrepreneurial social impact

Why this course

Many not-for-profit organisations are looking for ways to enhance their sustainability, diversify their income streams and become less dependent on external funding, yet retain their social impact mission. One possibility is social entrepreneurship, i.e. offering valuable products and services, in line with your mission, that are (partially) paid and at the same time contribute to a meaningful social impact. Social entrepreneurship combines a market orientation with a social purpose, generating both financial and social revenues. 

Course objectives

By the end of this course, you will:

  • Understand what a social enterprise is: characteristics, elements and the differences with an NGO
  • Understand the what and how of a social enterprise: business models, value propositions, financing streams and key partnerships
  • Learn a step-by-step approach to transforming (parts of) your NGO into a social enterprise.
  • Dive into sustainability and financing modalities and explore the growth projections

Course agenda

Day 1:

  • Introduction to social enterprise development; what is a social enterprise?
  • The organisation of a social enterprise: the what and the how
  • Steps to a become a social enterprise; the road ahead for your organisation
  • The social enterprise business model: from a mission to a value proposition

Day 2:

  • From beneficiaries to clients: researching market opportunities and client segments
  • Your organisational readiness: PESTLE and SWOT
  • Identification of strategic, implementation and resource partners to deliver on the value proposition

Day 3:

  • Guest lecture on social enterprise management: generating new (financing) ideas
  • Social enterprise financing streams: financers, investors and Domestic Support Raising
  • Financial growth projections of your social enterprise ideas
  • Beneficiaries and social impact: defining social impact and (re-)defining beneficiaries
  • Action planning and closure
  • Accountability and sustainability as competitive advantages

Who should join?

Staff of organisations involved in the strategic direction of (parts of) the organisation: NGO’s, private sector organisations, UN organisations, governments), who need to understand how to guide social entrepreneurship efforts. 

Registrations end: 4 May 2020

Date: 11 - 13 May 2020

Location: Bangkok, Thailand

Course fee: 920 EUR (excluding tax)

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Special Offer

  • 5% discount to the payments completed by 30 March 2020
  • 10% discount to MDF alumni who attended an MDF course within the past 2 years
  • 1 free place for a group of 6 registrations from the same organization

Contact us

MDF Asia, Vietnam Office

Add: Room 501, A1 building, Van Phuc Diplomatic Compound, 298 Kim Ma Street, Ba Dinh

District, Hanoi, Vietnam

Email: [email protected]

Phone: +84 (0)24 6258 4438