A Guide for Perplexed Scholars, Entrepreneurs, Philanthropists, Leaders, Investors, and Policymakers
Edited by Dennis R. Young, Elizabeth A.M. Searing and Cassady V. Brewer
This chapter first describes the different financial resources that are available to nourish the for-profit, not-for-profit, cooperative, and other (hybrid) enterprises in the social enterprise zoo. Each type of financial source, instrument or method is described in some detail, including its traditional and potential applications. This includes the several new types of financial resources designed or adapted specifically for social enterprise, such as program-related investments (PRIs) and social impact bonds. We then apply benefits theory to assess where in the zoo, and to which types of social enterprise animals, these various kinds of financial sustenance are most likely to apply.
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