Training: From Ngo to Social Enterprise | 2-5 July 2019 | Bangkok, Thailand


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 sources and become less dependent on external funding. One route is social entrepreneurship, i.e. making products and services available directly to those who need them but still be driven by the mission to effect change and create a 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 proposition, financing streams and outputs
  • Learn a step-by-step approach to transforming (parts of) your NGO into a social enterprise
  • Learn how to complement an enterprise approach with a domestic support raising (DSR) approach

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
  • Identification of partners, clients and financers

Day 2:

  • The social enterprise business model: from a mission to a value proposition
  • From beneficiaries to clients: researching market opportunities
  • The role of the public in your organisation: accountability as a competitive advantage
  • Exercise on your own organisation

Day 3:

  • Social enterprise financing streams: financers and investors
  • Financial growth projections of your social enterprise ideas
  • Domestic Support Raising: non-financial sustainability methods

Day 4:

  • Organisational readiness: communicating your vision
  • Change management and organisational restructuring
  • Action planning and formulating your business case
  • Certificates, end-of-training evaluation, closure.

Registrations end: 25 June 2019
Date: 2-5 July 2019
Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Course fee: €870 (excluding tax)
Registration link:

Your profile:

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. 

Trainer: Miriam Lindwer - Senior M&E Expert & Trainer - Director of MDF Asia, Sri Lanka Office
Email: [email protected]

See more of Ms. Lindwer’s profile here

For general information:MDF Asia

Phone: +84 (0)24 6258 4438
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