Journey to Social Enterprise

A programme that supports you to cultivate the mindset of a social enterprise and develop business models that both generate income and increase your social impact.


Cape Town


Continuous Recruitment


10am - 4pm


To Be Agreed


Rachel Millson



061 864 6799


To Be Agreed

Many non-profits in South Africa are looking for ways to generate income in order to decrease their reliance on donor funding and become more financially sustainable.  Only in this way will they be able achieve long-term social impact. At the same time, businesses are looking at how they can play a positive role in society by tackling the social and environmental challenges that exist in the communities they operate within. 

Social enterprise is an innovative model that can empower entrepreneurs and non-profit organisations, to design business solutions to social problems, enabling sustainable and systemic change to take place.  Through a unique approach of peer-led learning and development, this programme will support you in your journey of developing a social enterprise, from start-up and financial development to growth and replication.


On this programme you will:

  • Deepen your understanding of social enterprise

  • Apply a range of business tools and skills to establish sustainable income streams for your social purpose

  • Create a dynamic and workable business plan to support the development and growth of your social enterprise idea

  • Learn collaboratively with other organisations at a similar stage of development



This programme is designed for non-profit managers or aspiring social entrepreneurs, interested in starting or growing an income-generation project that is profitable, sustainable and scalable. 

To get the most from this programme, learners should at least have developed a business idea that they are near to or have started operating.



Opportunities are available for individual mentorship sessions with experienced social enterprise strategists, providing 1:1 support for specific issues faced by social enterprises.


Programme Structure 

This programme can be tailored to your needs by building its structure from modules that are most relevant to your organisational objectives. 

Journey to Social Enterprise Module Diagram