2008 publications

You’ll find all our 2008 publications here, including our research into how much individuals gave to charity, a paper on what quasi-equity is and why it is important, and part one and two of our three models of social enterprise report. If there are any CAF publications from 2008 that you are keen on finding out more about, contact our expert team.

Social Enterprise in practice

Developmental stories from the voluntary and community sectors (Lynne Russell and Duncan Scott, 2007)

As the voluntary sector evolves to adapt to social and economic changes, voluntary organisations have developed the potential, and desire, to take on a more commercial role. At the heart of this change lies the emergence of ‘Social Enterprises’.

This report presents the experience of five prominent social enterprises with strong connections to voluntary and community action. It is a continuation of previous research, commissioned by CAF and published in 2004 as ‘Social Enterprise in the Balance’, available from CAF.

Central issues covered are:

  • The importance of social enterprise definitions
  • Visions and values
  • Entrepreneurial skills
  • Strategic objectives and external unpredictability
  • Internal and external influences on organisational stability

Download a copy of the report (.pdf, 500KB)

Download Social Enterprise in Practice (.pdf, 500KB)

To order a hard copy, please email the Greater Manchester Council of Voluntary Organisations at gmcvo@gmcvo.org.uk. Copies cost £8 inc P&P.

If you have any questions about this publication, please contact us

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