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Social Entrepreneurship

 

Innovative ideas for social entrepreneurs who tackle society’s problems

 

Perspectives from the Field

Two venture capitalists and an entrepreneur discuss the challenges and opportunities that innovators confront as they seek to improve health care.

 
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Foundations as Investors

Social investors are experimenting with a profusion of creative funding mechanisms to help innovators sustain health-improving approaches and to achieve greater impact.

 
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The Networked Nonprofit

Organizations should focus less on growing themselves and more on cultivating their networks.

By Jane Wei-Skillern & Sonia Marciano | 7 | Spring 2008
 

Mothers of Invention

Maternova is getting hundreds of life saving innovations to the front lines in developing countries using a new online platform.

By Suzie Boss | 1 | Summer 2011
 
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Social Innovation in Washington, D.C.

A look at what’s needed next to create the right policy environment for innovation and results.

By Michele Jolin | 3 | Summer 2011
 
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For Love or Lucre

A veteran social entrepreneur provides a guide to those who are thinking through the thorny question of whether to create a nonprofit, a for-profit, or something in between.

By Jim Fruchterman | 23 | Spring 2011
 
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A New Type of Hybrid

Social entrepreneurs have taken the hybrid model to a new level, crafting it into a single structure that can operate as both a for-profit and a nonprofit.

By Allen R. Bromberger | 9 | Spring 2011
 
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Better Vision for the Poor

Several social enterprises are attempting to provide eyeglasses to the 500 million to 1 billion poor people who need them. Why haven’t any of the organizations succeeded on a large scale?

By Aneel Karnani, Bernard Garrette, Jordan Kassalow, & Moses Lee | 10 | Spring 2011
 

Turning a Profit by Helping the Poor

Politically radical social workers didn’t expect to be working in a bank any more than white-collar bankers expected to be holding meetings in a crowded public market.

By Jessica Ruvinsky | Spring 2011
 
DRIVING SOCIAL
CHANGE: How to
Solve the World’s
Toughest Problems
Paul C. Light

Who Are the Change Makers?

Driving Social Change: How to Solve the World’s Toughest Problems by Paul C. Light

Reviewed By Vanessa Kirsch | Spring 2011