Know any charitably minded organisations that became commercially successful?
August 7, 2011 7:56 PM Subscribe
Examples of organisations that begin with charitable motives that evolved into successful commercial enterprises?
posted by zaebiz to Media & Arts (16 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I've been asked to speak at a creative enterprise event. My job is to represent the commercial angle and give some insights about how charitable organisations and/or organisations with more social-minded motives that relied on government or charitable funding could become run successfully as commercial enterprises.
Any industry or country or size is welcome. The purpose is just to inspire ideas about how to become financially sustainable. Examples from the creative industries particular relevant.