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2-10
11-25
25+
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Time to Run:
8+ hours

Social Business Model Canvas Template

Plan your business for social impact.

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The new Social Business Model Canvas online allows you to work with your team to map out easily and plan your social mission and social business building blocks to maximize your overall social impact goals.

The Social Business Model Canvas (SBMC) is based on Strategyzer’s original Business Model Canvas and consists of 15 boxes. The SBMC boxes range from understanding the complex systems in which your social issue exists, understanding the needs of the communities experiencing those issues, and then planning out your social mission and social value propositions.  The SBMC allows you to identify the action steps you need to plan for your sustainable business, helping you keep the social mission at the center of your organization’s goal.

How to create a Social Business Model Canvas Template

This template was designed by Denise Crossan, Eugene Lang Visiting Professor for Issues of Social Change. Previously Dr. Crossan was an Assistant Professor in Social Entrepreneurship at Trinity College Dublin’s Business School, and she remains an Adjunct Visiting Professor for TCD.

Learn more about the Social Business Model Canvas and the Social Innovation Lab @ the Lang Center.

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Denise Crossan

Template by Denise Crossan

Eugene Lang Visiting Professor for Issues of Social Change, Swarthmore College PA, Swarthmore College
Eugene Lang Visiting Professor for Issues of Social Change, Swarthmore College PA
Swarthmore College

Dr. Denise Crossan, Eugene Lang Visiting Professor, Social Innovation Lab at the Lang Center, Swarthmore College PA, specializing in social impact education.