Social Delta offers consulting services to individuals, non-profits and charities, co-operatives and private sector (hybrid) companies. A sound business relies on expert planning, and Social Delta will bring decades of experience to you in the any of the following areas:
Ideation: Working with you, and your partner(s) or colleagues, to determine where your areas of strength and competitive advantage intersect with need in the markplace.
Organizational Readiness: (primarily for non-profits) Helping you to create an organizational understanding and full support of the needs, challenges, opportunities, risks and rewards of non profit run social enterprises. Helping you to “bring your Board on board.” We bring a social enterprise perspective to facilitation services for your strategic planning; non profits in today’s context need strong boards, strong vision, and earned revenue streams to ensure sustainability.
Market Research: Taking your initial idea(s) and doing the legwork to determine what other similar businesses operate locally or in other jurisdictions. Building a sound understanding of the marketplace in order to identify competitors, collaborators and to investigate other related opportunities.
Feasibility Study: Working closely with our clients to create an operational snapshot to determine both financial and social feasibility; will the business be able to sustain itself on earned revenues, and will the business actually create social value as anticipated?
“I would recommend Jonathan 200% as I worked with him on a project related to a feasibility study for our social enterprise. In short, “he really gets it.” I have been impressed by many of his skills: clarity in the implementation of the mission; focus even as participants extrapolated; openness and adaptability to any barrier; and inclusiveness and understanding of stakeholders. His report is extensive and exhaustive and goes beyond our expectations. I definitively recommend him for any feasibility study!”
Valerie Assoi, City for All Women Initiative, Ottawa.
Business Plan: Building on a successful feasibility study, Social Delta will create a dynamic, multi-year model describing operational expenses and investments, income projections, staffing needs, financing requirements, and social measurement indicators. Social Delta can also offer recommendations on the form of incorporation that would best suit your social enterprise objectives and design.
Marketing Strategy: Either as part of the business plan, and building on market research and other planning done, Social Delta will create a costed operational marketing strategy for your social enterprise that describes key messages, key target client groups, preferred media channels, and measurement indicators of marketing success. Social Delta will implement that strategy if your social enterprise doesn’t have the staff time or expertise to run effective marketing campaigns.
Recipe for Impact™: This is a unique service to work with adolescent social enterprises needing to refocus their efforts in order to maximize social outcomes. Social Delta uses a unique, proprietary technique to engage up to 12 key stakeholders of a social enterprise in a meaningful co-creation session to reallocate business assets–human resources, financial, material, physical–in order to get your social enterprise purring again.
BUY SOCIAL Certification: As the BUY SOCIAL Canada Affiliate for Eastern Ontario, Social Delta can help you become certified as a social enterprise vendor, thereby increasing your access to contracts and procurement bids put out by purchasers across the country.
Social Finance Strategy: Building upon a strong Business Plan, Social Delta can design and execute a strategy to acquire necessary funds to support your startup. From donations and crowdsourcing, to grants and benefactors, to debt or equity investments, Social Delta can recommend the right social financing strategy to help you plan, launch and grow your social enterprise.
Informational Consultations: Offering you, your board, your staff, students, policy makers–or simply a team of social change agents–training, workshops and information sessions on social enterprise. These consultations will lay out the trends, definitions, examples, challenges, opportunities and (often free) community resources available for social entrepreneurs.
Social Delta provides a free 1/2 hour phone consultation to identify if your social business idea needs our help, or if you are able to access free resources to support your planning. Contact us to book an appointment.
Social Delta consulting services are offered on an hourly, half day (3.5 hr), full day (7.5 hr) or contract rate. If Social Delta is the right fit for your business idea, then we will negotiate with you the fee for our professional services. Our goal is to support social enterprise growth, and consequently we adjust our fee structure to address the needs of the client as much as we can. We endeavor to offer the lowest possible price for our services, in order to stimulate the social economy, and to support social entrepreneurs in their efforts to improve their community, be that local, regional, national or international.
BUY SOCIAL certification fees are based upon rates set by BUY SOCIAL Canada, and vary depending on the scale of your business.