Social Enterprise Canada

Assess your organizational readiness

The first step in planning for a social enterprise is determining if your organization is actually ready and capable of starting a social enterprise. This involves review of your organization’s vision, objectives, capacity, and capabilities.

There are three types of readiness to assess:

  • Basic organizational readiness
  • Social enterprise readiness
  • Business readiness

Your organization needs to ask itself:

  • Does social enterprise make sense for the organization?
  • Is the organization ready for social enterprise with respect to capacity and capabilities?
  • If the organization is not currently ready and capable of taking on a social enterprise, what does the organization need to do in order to get ready?


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