Make love to the canvas.
A canvas is a tool which can help you to create businesses, social enterprises, communication plans plus deconstruct opportunities and intentions:
Business Model Canvas
“The Business Model Canvas, is a strategic management and entrepreneurial tool. It allows you to describe, design, challenge, invent, and pivot your business model.”
Download ‘Business Model Canvas’ PDF
Value Proposition Canvas
“The Value Proposition Canvas makes explicit how you are creating value for your customers. It helps you to design products and services your customers want.”
Download ‘Value Proposition Canvas’ PDF.
Lean Canvas is a 1 Page business model for a faster, more effective way to communicate your business model with internal and external stakeholders.
Social Really Lean Canvas
Devised by David Clearwater, Acceleration Director at Akina Foundation for social enterprises (with inspiration from the Download ‘Social Lean Canvas, obviously).
The Social Really Lean Canvas’ JPG.
Javelin Experiment Board Canvas
The Experiment Board is free for you to use and make money from as an entrepreneur, consultant, teacher, or executive.
You pay via a tweet or just search online and you’ll find it.
ADDENDUM (27.4.15): Awesomely Simple Digital Questions
Not exactly a business canvas, more a triage of awesome digital focussed questions which will give your institution / organisation a shot in the arm to rethink / reimagine your approach via Helge Tenno (download here)).
Hungry for more? Check out diytoolkit.org resources for a canvas on pretty much everything you can think of.
Am I missing anything?
When your business wants to link social good with commercial returns, you need the SHARED VALUE CANVAS. It helps you take initial ideas to the development stage.
The tool can be downloaded from:
Thanks for your comment and suggested canvas – looks like a nice extension on the original Business Model Canvas and more detailed Social Really Lean Canvas alternative.