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Introduction to Social Entrepreneurship

 

Social Entrepreneurship is a growing force in the world, and this piece features examples of Social Impact companies, as well as some of the organizations that support them.

 
 

Introduction to Impact Investing

 

Creating positive impact and generating financial returns are the focus of Impact Investing. Measuring and managing these elements are equally important, as described in this article.

Introduction to Impact Measurement

 

Measuring change is the key to understanding impact. An overview of common frameworks and essential resources provides a solid foundation of understanding.

 
 

Introduction to Social Intrapreneurship

 

Change-making from within an existing organization is called social intrapreneurship. Learn more about some social impact ventures that grew from social intrapreneurship.

Portland's Business Incubators and Accelerators


Portland has a significant presence in the national startup scene. Learn more about the organizations that help make Portland one of the top entrepreneurial hubs.

 
 

Funding Your Social Enterprise


This piece covers ways to fund a social enterprise, including grants, donations, debt, equity, and crowdfunding. Portland experts weigh in on the pros and cons of these approaches and opportunities.

 

Startup Funding for Social Entrepreneurs in Portland


A number of local organizations offer small grants, loans, and investments for both startup and established social enterprises. This piece highlights a few local funding resources available to help your social enterprise grow.

 
   

Teaching Social Entrepreneurship


Impact Entrepreneurs at Portland State University approaches social entrepreneurship education using three pillars: leadership effectiveness, social innovation, and business fundamentals.

 

B Impact PSU

 

PSU's Graduate Net Impact Chapter runs a B Corp Consulting program for local companies interested in help with earning or renewing their B Corp status. This article details the mechanics of the program and keys to success for other organizations looking to start a similar program.