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Educating Social Entrepreneurs, Volume I by Maria Aggestam, Paul Miesing

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CHAPTER 15

Soup-On-The-Go: Joni’s Soup Fellowship

Jennifer S.A. Leigh

Nazareth College

Summary

This mini-case introduces a grassroots soup kitchen in rural Maine with the potential to become a small-scale social enterprise. The narrative describes the founder’s efforts to build community by addressing food insecurity issues. Topics covered in the case include brief background information on the founder, the economic context, key stakeholders, challenges, and opportunities.

Learning Objectives

  • To diagnose a grassroots entity using the social lean or business model canvas.
  • Apply findings from the social lean/business model canvas to brainstorm and then evaluate potential social enterprise business models.

Assignment

  • Prework: There is no prework ...

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