As mentioned in the previous blog post on scaling your social enterprise, part of building out your organization is through expanding your network. Similarly, part of staying up to date on the latest information in the social enterprise world is to maintain those network connections and continue to seek out answers to your ongoing questions. We have mentioned many resources for keeping up to date on social enterprises in previous blog posts, but below is a recap of the highlights:
- NESsT: Host of the 2012 Social Enterprise World Forum
- Ashoka: global supporter of social entrepreneurship, sponsors Ashoka Fellows
- Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship at Oxford University
- The Impact Alliance
- The Balanced Scorecard
- Social Return on Investment
- Global Impact Investing Network
- Good Capital
Aside from your internet updates, you can stay involved in your local social enterprise network by seeking out events and conferences in your area through Eventbrite.com or Meetup.com. You can also look for the events being hosted by a local business school or MBA program.
You can also receive updates in social enterprise through your social media accounts, especially LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook. Take some time to search through the possible groups to join or companies to follow and add them to your profile.