The ROQUE Model is a Social Enterprise.
Projects will be selected for funding contributions using three Guiding Principles:
Feed a hungry man a fish for the day and you will satisfy his hunger for One Day
Help him to discover for himself how to fish, nurture and leverage his
resources and he will cook, share and he will be without hunger for
himself and those he supports for much longer.
Question: What skills education will be deployed to make the project and its outcomes sustainable?
Man – Know Thyself
With self-understanding, comes self-awareness
With self-reflection comes a sense of being responsible and being accountable
With self-respect comes a respect for others and one’s surroundings
Question: What personal development or self education will the project provide for the benefiting individuals in the community?
Physician – Heal Thyself
Directions take away self-will and choice
Sign Posts open worlds of possibilities
Mirrors of Reflection test and challenge: they offer Clarity, Meaning and Purpose
Question: What empowerment is given to receiving individuals to tap into their own potential and give of their unique value?
ROQUE is a process to help you get clarity about where you are in the context of where you seriously desire to be. The ROQUE Model is an online tool for reflecting on your journey.
Do you believe or know if you are running a Social Enterprise?
According to Wikipedia: “A social enterprise is an organization that applies commercial strategies to maximize improvements in human and environmental well-being, rather than maximizing profits for external shareholders. Social enterprises can be structured as a for-profit or non-profit, and may take the form of a co-operative, mutual organization, a disregarded entity, a social business, or a charity organization”.
What are you actually doing? What services are you actually providing? What value are you actually adding? What difference are you planning to make?
If you were to do an exercise such as the Strategic Review Quotient, what would your status look like?
What options have you considered or are consciously considering to establish your business as a Social Enterprise?
How much of your head i.e. your rational thinking is committed in your mission? (What would that score be out of ten?)
How much of your heart i.e. your emotions are committed in your mission? (What would that score be out of ten?)
What do you need to put in place before your mission can begin? How well do you know yourself and the context of your priorities as a Human Being, in your key Relationships and the Work you do?
So what exactly is your SMART goal? How will you hold yourself accountable? And to whom?
Recently Alan Kay from the Social Audit Network delivered some excellent education based on PROVE! IMPROVE! ACCOUNT! Philosophy within The New Guide to Social Accounting and Audit. The tools, templates, ideas and well researched and tested methodologies are a must for any Social Enterprise leaders and practitioners.