Best Practices for Board Retreats

The team at Starfish Impact has had the honor of facilitating a few amazing board retreats this year. We’ve seen boards come together to create ambitious goals, set performance objectives, and unify around a single vision for the future. There’s no magic formula for a productive retreat but successful retreats share some common best practices:…

Social Enterprise: The Convergence of Mission Driven & For Profit Business By Betsy Densmore

Academies for Social Entrepreneurship (ASE) defines a social enterprise as a venture that combines the best features of mission-oriented nonprofit organizations and sustainably-driven for-profit businesses to solve complex social problems.  From the non-profit sector, these features include a clear and well-defined mission, programs that improve the quality of human life and the environment, an engaged…