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Social Lean Canvas

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A mashup of the original Business Model Canvas with lean startup methodology built in, this canvas is intended for social entrepreneurs to validate their offering, prioritise what to develop, and message the offering. This could also be used by a government service provider.
The website includes a checklist to evaluate whether you will likely find value in using the canvas.

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Akina Foundation

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Social Innovation

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New Zealand

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One review for "Social Lean Canvas"

  1. Marie-Therese Bushige says:

    This toolkit is inspired by the famous canvas business model for implementing social innovation projects. Its particularity is that it takes into account the importance of having a purpose but also of determining well in advance the impact that the project can have, which are important to have a transformative action. It is a toolkit that was specially designed for social innovators but can be used by anyone with a social project. The canvas leaves to interpretation, it would be better to be as specific as possible on what each box represents. Perhaps we could include an example of a social project in the canvas that would serve as a guide for users who have never had to use a canvas business model before.

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