Balancing Your 3 Ms Towards a Sustainable Social Venture

Join to explore how as an impact ventures you can balance a commitment to mission, margin and market relevance with sustainability.

About this Event

EDGE is pleased to host this webinar with Steve Boone on the 3 Ms of running a sustainable social venture – mission, margin and market relevance. Social enterprises and mission-driven ventures are emerging as a key contributor to building and maintaining safe, healthy, vibrant and sustainable communities. Regardless of venture size or budget, the main challenge social entrepreneurs face is Skillfully balancing a commitment to your mission and community, with fiscal sustainability.

In this session you will:

  • Define the 3 Ms of a social venture – Mission, Margin and Market Relevance
  • Explore the importance of mission, vision and values in articulating your venture or organization’s ‘unique value proposition’
  • Examine sustainability through a program, product and service design/delivery, financial and market lens
  • Identify the early warning signals leading to venture or organizational vulnerability
  • Strategies for using proactive planning to drive decision-making and long-term sustainability

This session is open to:

  • General public
  • Sheridan students, faculty and staff
  • EDGE members

Featured Guest: Steve Boone

Steve Boone’s 40-year career within the YMCA Federation has spanned a wide range of roles, associations and accomplishments – both in Canada and internationally.

He has brought knowledge and passion to accomplishments that include, leading a number of YMCA associations through significant organizational change, providing leadership to a major Asset Development Strategy and providing strategic guidance and support to Senior Leadership and Boards of Directors of partner YMCAs in Ghana, Liberia and Senegal. Nationally and internationally, Steve’s in-depth knowledge of YMCA operations and governance combined with his passion for the YMCA mission have led to his advice and support being regularly sought after by associations throughout the YMCA Network

Prior to retiring, Steve was the Chief Operating Officer of the YMCA of Greater Toronto; skillfully balancing its commitment to providing M=mission-based programs and services, while being fiscally sustainable and relevant to the communities it serves.

Steve currently operates his own management consulting firm specializing in assisting the charitable not-for-profit sector with the same level of strategic guidance that served him well throughout his career in the YMCA Federation. He is also a very proud volunteer serving on the Board of Governors at Sheridan College, where over the last six years his involvement has included Chairing the Academic and Student Affairs Committee, Governance Committee, Finance, Audit and Property Committee as well as serving as Board Chair and most recently Past Chair. Steve is also an independent Teaching Consultant with Link to Life Seminars Inc, presenting Emergency First Aid, CPR, and Automated External Defibrillation (AED) courses to clients in the Greater Toronto area.