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Social Enterprise

This guide will help you locate information on a variety of social enterprise resources.

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Candid eBook Resources

Are you familiar with  They are the company that encompasses both Foundation Directory as well as Guidestar.  They also have an eBook collection through Overdrive that is comprised of titles that are of interest to the nonprofit community, with many of the recommended books for the CFRE exam.  You will find titles in both eBook and eAudio versions.  Access to their digital book collection is free and only requires the creation of a free account.  If you are unable to find a title in PPLD's print or Overdrive collection, try Candid's collection!  Another great reason to get a Candid eBook library card number?  It can be added onto an already established Libby app.  Ask Katie ( for more information on how to link both accounts.  For information on how to access Candid's Overdrive eBook collection and how to create an account, review the following directions.

Recommended Reading for Social Impact

Looking for more information about Social Enterprise?  Take a look at the book titles below to learn more; all can be found in the Pikes Peak Library District's catalog.


Social Enterprise and Social Entrepreneurship

Social Enterprise:  Business exists to solve a social issue. Combines commercial and social goals, but with emphasis on a social mission.

Social Business, Conscious Capitalism and B Corporations

Social Business: Combines commercial and social goals. Investment would lead to equivalent increase in social impact.

Conscious Capitalism: Recognizing that every business has a purpose that includes, but is more than, making money. By focusing on its higher purpose, a business can create more value.

Benefit Corporation: For-profit corporate entity that includes positive impact on society, workers, the community and the environment in addition to profit. (Can also receive a certification).