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By increasing visibility and understanding of for-benefit organizations, we can strengthen their supportive ecosystem so they can grow and thrive.
At the heart of the fourth sector are an expanding variety of hybrid organizational models that use market-based approaches (like a for-profit) to deliver a social or environmental benefit (like nonprofits and government). Sometimes referred to as purpose-driven or for-benefit enterprises, these include cooperatives, social enterprises, public benefit corporations, community development banks, and community interest companies, among many others. Here you will find short case studies of for-benefit enterprises that will help you have a better understanding of what a for-benefit model looks like, and the potential impact it can have.