Social Enterprises: Nonprofits vs. For-Profit



I'm honored to be speaking tomorrow at the 2013 BoardSource Leadership Forum on Social Enterprises: Nonprofit vs. For-Profit. Here's the description in the program:

As the activities of nonprofit and for-profit organizations continue to blur with the commercialization of charities and the growth of socially purposed taxable entities, we’re going to see stronger push back from regulators and critics. The IRS will place greater scrutiny on unrelated business taxable income; nonprofits will respond with increased use of taxable subsidiaries; critics of the “hybrid” entitles (such as  the benefit corporation) will be increasingly vocal, warning legislators not to give preferential treatment to such entities because of the ease of green/charity-washing and encouraging attorney general oversight. Within this context, Gene Takagi will explore the issues you should consider in launching a social enterprise and the different legal structures that may be involved.  He’ll also address the board’s role and duties in making these investments and understanding the changing playing field.

Slides available at BLF site here.

Download Erin Bradrick's BLF 2013 Handout accompanying my presentation and read Erin's article for the BLF blog Exceptional Boards.