Social Entrepreneurship: A Fundamental Game Changer (SkollWorldForum.com)
Social Entrepreneurship has changed the way social change takes place.The change has three primary differentiating features: the blurring of the demarcation of profit and non-profit; the emphasis on impact and efficacy; and the sense of urgency and need to scale.
Meanwhile, social entrepreneurs are developing innovative business models that blend traditional capitalism with solutions that address the long-term needs of our planet. They are tackling chronic social problems, ranging from healthcare delivery in sub-Saharan Africa to agricultural transformation in East Asia and public-school funding in the United States.Social entrepreneurs are working in close collaboration with local communities, incubating groundbreaking (and often life saving) innovations; modeling synergistic partnerships with governments, companies, and traditional charities; and building business models that deploy technology and enable networking to create wins for investors and clients alike.
How Social Entrepreneurs Deliver New Solutions to Global Problems (SkollForum.com)
Disruption, discipline, and drive are defining characteristics of social entrepreneurship. So is the ability to mobilize assets across an entire society. We look for master collaborators who can deploy advanced technology. Socially entrepreneurial organizations are often lean but always high touch. They build networks of trust that inspire and support local leaders, first to transform their local communities and then to build broader social movements.
Shaffi Mather explains why he left his first career to become a social entrepreneur, providing life-saving transportation with his company 1298 for Ambulance. Now, he has a new idea and plans to begin a company to fight the booming business of corruption in public service, eliminating it one bribe at a time.
What is a social entrepreneur ? (Schwabfound.org)
Social entrepreneurs drive social innovation and transformation in various fields including education, health, environment and enterprise development. They pursue poverty alleviation goals with entrepreneurial zeal, business methods and the courage to innovate and overcome traditional practices. A social entrepreneur, similar to a business entrepreneur, builds strong and sustainable organizations, which are either set up as not-for-profits or companies.
Social Entrepreneurship: An Introduction (Udemy.com)
Social entrepreneurs are leaders that attempt to solve great social challenges with disruptive strategies that are impactful, sustainable, and scalable. Successful social entrepreneurs explore and develop new models and bring transformative approaches to pressing societal challenges.