Articles written By Michael Dawson
Michael was the CEO of CBB. Michael has a unique set of experience gained in the not for profit, private and government sectors.Passionate about the not-for-profit sector, Michael has always held a strong interest in community services/social enterprise – sitting as a Director or Public Officer on many voluntary Boards of Incorporated Associations/start-up services over many years. Currently Michael serves on a number of boards and committees including SA Council of Social Service (SACOSS), and Legal Services Commission of South Australia.
Critical Success Factors for Social Enterprises
We asked Michael Dawson, CEO of CBB the not4profit people about what advice he had for organisations in the early stages of starting up. He shared with us his seven critical success factors for start-up social enterprises. This article is extracted from a longer interview conducted with Michael for the podcast SproutCast. 1. Put your mission first “The first of our critical success factors is to have a very strong focus on mission… We need to have a focus, a clear articulation of our purpose and in Simon Sinek’s language: our “why”.