Social Entrepreneurship Resources

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The concept of entrepreneurship used to only be confined to for-profit organizations; however, in the past few years, the principles and practices associated with it have been applied in the social sector with some powerful results. Those who approach entrepreneurship with the intent of having a social impact are called social entrepreneurs. According to
A social entrepreneur is someone who recognizes a social problem and uses entrepreneurial principles to organize, create, and manage a venture to make social change. Whereas business entrepreneurs typically measure performance in profit and return, social entrepreneurs assess their success in terms of the impact they have on society. While social entrepreneurs often work through nonprofits and citizen groups, many work in the private and governmental sectors.

Successful social entrepreneurs possess similar characteristics to their profit-seeking counterparts, such as leadership and interpersonal skills, communication abilities, problem-solving acumen, and the ability to acquire and utilize scarce resources. Nevertheless, their vision is directed toward something which will add value for the underprivileged sections of their communities or society as a whole.

Here are a few of the more well-known organizations in terms of promoting, supporting, and providing resources for social entrepreneurs:
If you have a heart for your community and you possess the necessary entrepreneurial skills, then you should consider the feasibility of starting or becoming a socially-driven venture, whether it be for-profit or non-profit. That's one of's top goals - equipping more skilled, effective social entrepreneurs.

Contact us at if you would like us to help you create a strategy for your transition into social entrepreneurship. I look forward to hearing your decision.

Empowering Champions,
Paul Wilson, Jr.

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