Publications and podcasts
Books by Jerr Boschee
"Finally, a book that cracks the code on social enterprise! For too long,
social entrepreneurs have strived to find a common language,
one that makes sense and travels across cultures."
DR. RICHARD STECKEL
Author of Filthy Rich and Other Nonprofit Fantasies
and Making Money While Making a Difference: How to Profit with a Nonprofit Partner
Please click here for endorsements from more than 20 leaders in the field of social enterprise
Migrating from Innovation to Entrepreneurship is no longer in print. It is in the process of being updated and will be available as a free download in early 2014.
Migrating from Innovation to Entrepreneurship
draws upon Jerr Boschee’s 25 years in the field
to capture the basic principles and critical success factors
associated with social entrepreneurship.
It also includes A Practical Lexicon for Social Entrepreneurs
that defines more than 80 key terms,
many in the form of mini-tutorials;
a bibliography of print publications;
and a list of annotated links to online resources.
THE TITLE ESSAY . . .
Summarizes six historical forces that led to the emergence of social entrepreneurship in the United States
Describes five basic principles that have evolved over time
Presents two unexpected outcomes experienced by nonprofits adopting entrepreneurial strategies
Identifies four types of stakeholder objections
Analyzes the single greatest obstacle encountered by entrepreneurial nonprofits
And reviews 14 critical success factors emphasized by the pioneers in the field
"In this, his fifth and most personal book, Jerr Boschee
draws on more than a quarter century of experience
in social enterprise to share invaluable advice about marketing
and related business functions. Social enterprise is a challenging
field, arguably more difficult than managing a for-profit enterprise
or a social services agency. Jerr's practical thinking, especially
about strategy, marketing and customer service, will help
new managers coming into this rapidly expanding arena
avoid costly mistakes -- and give experienced managers
expert advice on 'getting it right.'"
Retired CEO, TCC Group; Co-Founder, Social Enterprise Alliance
Boschee on Marketing contains 21 columns written by Jerr for the online magazine Social Enterprise Reporter. Individual sections cover topics such as leadership, marketing fundamentals, entrepreneurial strategic planning, positioning strategies, overcoming customer resistance, strategic partnerships, pricing, marketing communications, employee communications, customer service, market research and “The Strategic Marketing Matrix for Social Entrepreneurs”®.
Boschee on Marketing is no longer in print -- please click here for a free download of the book's contents
“I found myself doing a lot of reflecting and musing
as I read through the stories in this book. What a wonderful way
to empower a reader! We need more of this
kind of story-telling -- it’s one of the best ways to learn.
And Jerr Boschee has filled the stories
with pragmatic information, for neophytes and veterans alike!”
Program Director, Philanthropy & Volunteerism, W. K. Kellogg Foundation
Jerr Boschee’s Sourcebook contains journalistic profiles of 14 nonprofits that successfully started social sector businesses, including candid comments by their senior managers about what they did wrong along the way
The Social Enterprise Sourcebook is no longer in print -- please click here to download free copies of each chapter
For information about additional books, articles and essays by Jerr Boschee and others, please click here
(AUDIO) Interview of Institute Executive Director Jerr Boschee by Tim Zak of Globeshakers (26 minutes)
-- please allow about 30 seconds for the interview to load on your browser
(VIDEO) Plenary session speech by Jerr Boschee at the 1st Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship: March 2004 (33 minutes)
(VIDEO) Convocation speech by Jerr Boschee for graduate students, faculty and nonprofit executives at Carnegie Mellon University: November 2008 (42 minutes plus Q /A session)
(VIDEO) A ten-minute conversation between Jerr Boschee and John Bennett, a veteran social enterpriser who is now the head of WISEA (Wales Ireland Social Entrepreneurship Alliance): May 2011
Selected articles and essays by Jerr Boschee
"Social Enterprise: A Powerful Engine for Economic and Social Development" (an August 2010 overview of social enterprise that contains key definitions, descriptions of the three basic types of social enterprises, a case statement for investment in the field, a review of the origins of the movement in the United States, and 40 examples of successful social enterprises; Institute Executive Director Jerr Boschee served as principal author, assisted by Lisa Nitze and Corinne Gray)
"Smart nonprofit leaders are finding opportunity in scarcity" (a March 2009 Op-Ed essay from CausePlanet.org that urges nonprofits to see the current economic crisis as an opportunity)
"A key lesson business can teach charities"
(a September 2008 Op-Ed essay from The Chronicle of Philanthropy that bemoans "profit phobia" and calls for nonprofit leaders to pay closer attention to social enterprises in the for-profit sector)
"Doing good while doing well"
(as Wall Street reels and the social safety net frays, the growing number of social entrepreneurs offers hope
even in the scariest of times -- an October 2008 Op-Ed essay from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
"Evolution of the social enterprise industry: A chronology of key events"
(a comprehensive, annotated list of important events in the history of the social enterprise industry; updated each summer)
"The Chronicle of Social Enterprise"
(edited by Jerr Boschee, written by graduate students, and published by Carnegie Mellon University; the Chronicle contains an in-depth look at affirmative businesses, which are social enterprises that provide three things typically not available to people who are physically, mentally, economically or educationally disadvantaged: Real jobs, competitive wages and career tracks; the issue includes profiles of more than 20 affirmative businesses, plus stories about affirmative business incubators, the role of the federal government and the rise of the movement internationally)
"Remembering John DuRand (1934-2008)"
(from The Chronicle of Social Enterprise, a profile of the man often called the father of the affirmative business movement)
"'Social innovation' and 'social enterprise': A powerful combination"
(from Social Enterprise Reporter)
Fourteen case histories profiling nonprofits that have successfully started social enterprises
(from The Social Enterprise Sourcebook)
"The single greatest challenge: Existing organizational culture is frequently the biggest obstacle for social entrepreneurs"
(adapted from a chapter in Migrating from Innovation to Entrepreneurship: How Nonprofits are Moving toward Sustainability and Self-Sufficiency)
"Strategic marketing for social entrepreneurs"
(adapted from a four-part series appearing orginally in the Social Enterprise Reporter)
"Eight basic principles for nonprofit entrepreneurs"
(from Nonprofit World)
"Keep or Kill? Score Your Programs: Use This Tool to Decide Which Activities to Nurture - and Which to Abandon"
(from Nonprofit World)
"Recycling Ex-Cons, Addicts and Prostitutes: The Mimi Silbert Story"
(co-written with Syl Jones; published April 2000 in conjunction with The Second National Gathering for Social Entrepreneurs in Miami)
"Social Entrepreneurship: Some Nonprofits are Not Only Thinking about the Unthinkable, They're Doing It - Running a Profit"
(from Across the Board, the Conference Board magazine)