Utilising the Social Enterprise Development Toolkit
8th June 2020 2:00pm Singapore Time
- This session focused on the best ways to overcome the common mismatch between investors’ and social entrepreneurs’ expectations, particularly highlighting AVPN’s Social Enterprise Development Toolkit as a helpful tool for navigating this process.
- Speakers highlighted the importance of SE’s knowing what they need and identifying investors that align with this, whether that be the right type of financing or leveraging other technical assistance that funders can provide. On the flip side, investors need to think whether they are providing the right type of capital for their goals.
- When engaging investors, SE’s should be prepared to address a credible scaling plan, diversification of products and services, identifying partnerships and opportunities, and business traction. The AVPN toolkit was highlighted as a resource to identify what investors are looking for and to find resources that help prepare an SE for investment.