||Since our society has undergone a lot of practical vicissitudes in recent years, which includes the economic downturn and the growing tendency of fundraising to become a little less efficient etc., many non-profit organizations manage to improve their functions by transforming their traditional running mode into social enterprise corporations. Only in this way can they utilize the commercial operating model to achieve the goal of being profitable and self-sufficient. Meanwhile, they can directly allocate a specific proportion of their revenues as a fund to solve the social problems in Taiwan, which can not only shorten the disparity between the rich and the poor but also can enhance the happiness of the disadvantage minority and to make their organizations sustainable and effectively achieve their social objectives in various dimensions.|
In view of the aging of our society and the increasing needs of the senior housing, the research has consulted some successful cases in order to examine the possibility of a social enterprise’s devotion to the industry of the senior housing.
Some of the study’s significant findings are as followings :
1.Due to the lack of comprehensive regulations on social enterprises in
our nation and the unequal distribution of our social resources, we
should still be carefully and thoroughly to develop the social
enterprise and to make the organizations sustainable.
2.In Taiwan, senior housing needs are increasing,This industry has provided our society with one of the solutions to solve the persistent social aging problem. The study argues that the social enterprise should employ a steady business model of running an enterprise to secure the health of finances, which not only can offer jobs, but also can donate a portion of the surplus to the social relief so as to achieve their social objectives.
3.When the non-profit organizations try to transform themselves into
social enterprises, they are sure to experience the current development
predicament. To make a breakthrough, the following principles are
required for succeed. First, they have to quest for efficiency and
sustainability. Then, they have to enhance their ability of running
business, and provide the innovative service with the market
differentiation strategies as well. Finally, during the planning of
their business operation, they have to make sure the acquisition of
business capital and the recruitment of human resources are able to offer
powerful backup in the follow-up actual operation of business.
To sum up, the study presents the pros and cons of the silver housing industry in terms of the general mode of commercial operation with the aim of discussing the fact that how the society assists the employment and empowerment of the disadvantage minorities. The sincere hope is the findings are able to provide an opportunity for the social welfare and charity organizations to consider the possible operations when it comes to the transformation into social enterprises.
Key words : non-profit organization, social enterprise, senior housing, innovative service