Unit I: Introduction 5 hours
Nature and concept of social entrepreneurship; Myths about social entrepreneurship; Emergence of social entrepreneurship as global movement; Pioneers of social entrepreneurship; Process of social entrepreneurship; Growth of social entrepreneurship; Theories of social entrepreneurship; The forces on social entrepreneurship.
Unit II: Social Entrepreneurs 5 hours
Social entrepreneurs: concept, traits, and characteristics of successful social entrepreneurs, functions; Difference between social entrepreneurs, business entrepreneurs, government and activism; Examples of world renowned social entrepreneurs.
Unit III: Ideas and Opportunities 6 hours
Introduction to social entrepreneurship ideas and opportunities; Creative process of social entrepreneurship: access to information, utilization of information, creativity and ideas; Moving from ideas to opportunities; Sources of opportunities.
Unit IV: Developing Social Enterprise Concept 5 hours
Introduction to social enterprise concept; Social enterprise mission; Business models; Types of business model; Threats to business model.
Unit V: Social Enterprise Business Plans 5 hours
Concept of business plan; Business plan summary; Description of the enterprise; The team; The market and industry; Marketing and fundraising; Financial plan; Goals and objectives with a timeline; Risk assessment; Supporting document; Pitfalls.
Unit VI: Measuring Social Value 5 hours
Concept of social value; Need for measuring social value; Methods of measuring social value; Social return on investment; Measuring vulnerability and efficiency of social enterprise; Organizational effectiveness of social enterprise.
Unit VII: Entrepreneurial Fundraising and Marketing 7 hours
Introduction; Types of fundraising; Personal relationships; Direct mail; Fundraising events; Tele-funding; Traditional media; Virtual means; Spending of raised funds; fundraising strategies; Social enterprise marketing; Steps in building social enterprise marketing strategy; Social enterprise messages; Pricing.
Unit VIII: Launch, Growth and Goal Attainment 7 hours
Introduction; Preparing for growth; Substitutes for service; Socioeconomic and demographic changes; Public policy shifts; Bargaining power of sellers and buyers; Social enterprise growth strategies; Myths about growth; Challenges of growth and change; Growth and risk; End of the social entrepreneurship process.