Make the business of society your business No one knows the business of social entrepreneurship better than Rupert Scofield. Cofounder and president of FINCA International a nonprofit microfinancing institution with 7,000 employees serving 750,000 customers in 21 countries Scofield has been a social entrepreneur for 40 years. In The Social Entrepreneur s Handbook, Scofield leads you through the entire process of starting up and running a nonprofit, sharing personal success stories and advice on what not to do valuable lessons he learned the hard way. The process, while risky, isn t as difficult as you might think. Practically speaking, you need only two things: an idea and a plan. The former comes from you and you alone. This book supplies the latter. The Social Entrepreneur s Handbook illuminates the path to building a successful nonprofit from the ground up. You ll learn how to: Create a realistic plan for getting started in your chosen cause Assemble the perfect team for putting your plan into action and keeping it rolling in the right direction Develop a business model specifically designed to run a nonprofit organization Keep yourself, your staff, and your cause in solid financial shape One of the many beauties of social entrepreneurship is that it s never too late to start. You can be right out of school or working in the highest ranks of corporate America. It doesn t matter. Social entrepreneurship begins with a noble cause, which turns into a passion, and soon becomes a mission worth dedicating your life to. The Social Entrepreneur s Handbook is the one and only resource you will need to attain your dream of working full-time in service to others and making a real, measurable difference in the world.