KIEI 452: Social Entrepreneurship: Designing for Change (Fall 2014)
(Note: This page will be more up to date than the posted 7/31/14 Syllabus. Required readings are indicated below but all the readings are juicy so go ahead and indulge at will!)
Week 1 – Orientation/Getting Started
- Gregory Dees, “The Meaning of Social Entreprenuership.“ (Duke, 2001) – This is a required reading.
- Martin & Osberg, “Social Entrepreneurship: The Case for A Definition.” (Stanford Social Innovation Review, 2007)
Week 2 – Client Site Visits
Week 3 – What is Social?
- Jim Collins, From Good to Great in the Social Sectors: A Monograph to Accompany Good to Great. (2005) – This is a required reading.
- Herbert Kohl, The Story of Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott Revisited. (In Should We Burn Babar, 1994) – This is a required reading, one of our most important.
- IDEO, Human Centered Design ToolKit. I will be referring to the toolkit specifically and the methodologies outlined in reference to client management work. The Human Centered Design website is constantly being updated with new international cases and resources.
- Keystone Accountability, Learning with Constituents. Keystone Accountability has produced a number of guides to support what they call “accountability for social change;” they offer many resources, guides and articles outlining their methodologies.
Week 4 – Nuts & Bolts: Structures & Sectors
- Commonwealth Club, “Change.org:Tech for good.” (Commonwealth Club, 2014). This is an interview between Ben Rattray, Founder, Change.org in Conversation with Matt Mullenweg, CEO, Automattic; Lead Developer, WordPress. Required viewing; ;inimally watch from minutes 6 through 13. Five minutes. You’ll be glad you did it.
- Foster and Bradach, “Should Nonprofits Seek Profits?” (Harvard Business Review, 2005) – This is a required reading. If you do not have access to the Harvard Business Review it is available via the Study.net packet.
- Battiliana, Lee, Dorsey & Walker, “In Search of the Hybrid Ideal.“ (Stanford Social Innovation Review, Summer 2012)
Week 5 – Dollars & Sense: Funding & Sustainability
- Foster, Kim & Christiansen, “10 Nonprofit Funding Models.” (Stanford Social Innovation Review, Spring 2009). This is a required reading.
- Chertok, Michael & Jeff Hamaoui and Eliot Jamison, “The Funding Gap.” (Stanford Social Innovation Review, Spring 2008)
- Miesen, “Foundation-Owned Social Enterprises: A New Way Forward?” (Stanford Social Innovation Review, August 2014)
Week 6 – Business Models
- Osterwalder & Pigneur, Business Model Generation. (2010) Pages 1-44 are required reading. We will be doing an in-class project based on this book, and, minimally, these pages.
Week 7 – Missions and Measurement (Evaluating for What?)
Christy Uchida will visit with us to share observations and insights about evaluation and impact measurement across the nonprofit, corporate and private philanthropy sectors. Christy, a Kellogg MBA, served as the Managing Director for Redmoon (a leading Chicago nonprofit organization), as Community Investor for Global Corporate Citizenship at the Boeing Company and is now a senior Program Officer for the Brinson Foundation. Christy will talk with us about how these sectors think about impact and measurement and help us think through these questions on behalf of our clients and their projects.
- Epstien & Yuthas, Measuring and Improving Social Impacts: A Guide for Nonprofits, Companies and Social Impact Investors. (Stanford Social Innovation Review, 2014)
- Impact Investing & Reporting Standards (IRIS)
- Clark, Rosenzweig, Long & Olsen, “The Double Bottom Line Project Report: Assessing Social Impact in Double Bottom Line Ventures.” (Columbia Business School, 2004)
Week 8 – Change Making in Chicago: What is the Value of Open?
We will be hosting John Tolva, President of PositivEnergy Practice, former CTO of the City of Chicago. John is a dynamic speaker with an incredible vision for how cities can function as platforms for progressive social change. He’ll be sharing thoughts with us about what the value of “open” is (and might not be) for the civic and private sectors.
- Alfred & Alfred, “From Entrepreneurs to Civic Entrepreneurs.” (Code for America, 2013). This is a required reading and good prep for John’s visit. If this stuff gets your juices flowing you’ll probably like just about anything in Beyond Transparency: Open Data and the Future of Civic Innovation – available for free online.
Week 9: Collective Impact
- Kania & Kramer, “Collective Impact.” (Stanford Social Innovation Review, Winter 2011). This is a required reading. Please read the report as well as one of the 12 Community Collaborative Case studies. (Your choice).
- Seldon, Jolin & Schmitz, “Needle-Moving Community Collaboratives: A Promising Approach to Addressing America’s Biggest Challenges.” (Bridgespan, 2012).
- Kramer, Parkhurst & Vaidyanathan, “Breakthroughs in Shared Measurement and Social Impact.” (FSG 2009).
Week 10: Putting the Pieces Together