From Nonprofit Organization to Social Enterprise - Case Study of Taiwan Lifeline International


  • Chun-Yu Wu Chang Feng Chia University



profit organization, lifeline, social enterprise, cooperate social responsibility (CSR)


The purpose of this study aims to explore the possibilities of Taiwan Lifeline International turning into a social enterprise to remediate the burden of scarce resources. The European and American countries provide their people with good welfare through the support of government resources and policy. However, after several financial recessions, the financial shortfall makes the governments rethink their welfare policy. "Nonprofit organizations" therefore start to play an important role in providing various services to people in need. Governments of different countries constantly provide resources and assistance to nonprofit organizations over the years. By the case study of Taiwan Lifeline International, conclusions with profound insight and some possible solutions can be helpful to nonprofit organizations encountering similar challenges. This study investigates the history of nonprofit organizations in social enterprise. The second part of this study continues with the case study of Taiwan Lifeline International, which provides insights on the challenges and possible solutions of the transformation process from nonprofit organizations to social enterprise.


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