Putting the Commercial in Social Enterprise Education: Employing the For-profit to Nonprofit Business Model in the Classroom

Rasheda L Weaver


This article presents the case of an undergraduate social entrepreneurship class where students run social enterprises on campus for four weeks. After completing sales, students donate their profits to local nonprofit organizations. The case illustrates how university classes may equip students to address societal problems through entrepreneurial activity.


social enterprise, nonprofit organizations, for-profit business, case study, experiential education, undergraduate teaching, large classes

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