El emprendimiento social abarca las actividades emprendedoras e innovadoras de organizaciones sin fines de lucro, personas ligadas a actividades cívicas, y empresas o negocios cuyos programas resultan en utilidades tanto sociales como financieras.
De acuerdo a ACCION International, una organización no gubernamental que ofrece microcréditos, las microfinanzas son "la provisión de servicios de la banca o financieros dirigidos a hogares o microempresas de bajos o medianos ingresos económicos, incluyendo la opción de microcréditos."
Yes, a nonprofit organization may create a subsidiary with either a for-profit or a nonprofit structure. In some situations creating a subsidiary may make sense. If you think this is something your organization should do, please talk to an attorney familiar with both corporate and nonprofit law to fully understand the tax and legal implications.
Crowdfunding is a way to raise funds for a specific cause or project by asking a large number of people to donate money, usually in small amounts, and usually during a relatively short period of time, such as a few months.
According to ACCION International, a leading nonprofit microcredit provider, microfinance is defined as "banking and/or financial services targeted to low-and-moderate income businesses or households, including the provision of credit".
Social enterprise, also known as social entrepreneurship, broadly encompasses ventures of nonprofits, civic-minded individuals, and for-profit businesses that can yield both financial and social returns.