Managing Hybrid Enterprises
This is a guidebook drawing on research insights about hybrid organisations. It is for practitioners in the non-profit sector considering how to diversify their funding base or for those wanting to start up a social enterprise.
This booklet takes you through basic explainers and highlights key questions to enrich your understanding about hybrids and how to create and manage one.
You will find the practitioner’s perspective told through a Wayside Chapel case study of developing a hybrid enterprise, the Heart Cafe. Wayside Chapel is a Sydney-based not-for-profit providing support to people facing homelessness, addiction and mental health issues. Programs are designed to ensure the most marginalised members of the community have access to essential health, welfare, social and vocational services.
By definition hybrids can combine many different purposes and operate across various sectors. This guidebook focusses on those that combine social and financial purposes and that are operating in the social sector. If you want to dig deeper or more broadly, leading academic articles are signposted throughout.
This guidebook is a collaborative product between University of Technology Sydney researchers Drs Melissa Edwards, Danielle Logue and Gillian McAllister and Wayside Chapel, Head of Innovation Strategy & Social Impact, Lee Cooper.
This project is sponsored by Thirdlink – Investing with social purpose.
We acknowledge the generous inputs from Wayside staff and researchers at the Centre for Business and Social Innovation at UTS.