Posts Tagged ‘nonprofits’

What Exactly Is Social Entrepreneurship?

via NextBillion.net

From Forbes: What Exactly Is Social Entrepreneurship?

My comments: The for-profit and non-profit worlds are merging. For-profits see the monetary advantage of green practices and investing for social benefit. The fair trade market is a good example. Fair sells.

On the flip side, non-profits understand that they must not only be mission-driven, but also be able to demonstrate measurable returns– social returns– on their investments. The key words are impact, scalability, and sustainability.

So when it comes to the social entrepreneur, he’s, well, an entrepreneur like any other– mostly. The gist of it, according to the author of this Forbes piece, is that the social entrepreneur strives to operate by business standards while bringing the dual returns of profit and social outcomes.

Should social entrepreneurs focus on monetary profit as well as doing good? Can they do both well at the same time? What do you think?

Social Media for Social Good Directory

CHA-CHING!!  I just came across the extensive list of resources on Social Media for Social Good compiled by Socialbrite.org and DoSomething.org.

I also recommend Socialbrite’s Sharing Center, “a free learning center for nonprofits and changemakers”.

Do you have a great resource on social media for good? Share it here!

Don’t you just love a (global) good list?

I know I love a good list. And it’s nice to share the love (of a good list, in this case) on Valentine’s Day.

Check out Social Velocity’s A Monster List of Social Innovation Books, Blogs, Conferences, Funders.

I’m sure I’ll be using the same list to find more things to blog about here.  For example, I just found on the list Beth Kanter’s blog on How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media. In fact, I’m subscribing to the RSS right now!

What are some of your favorite lists of resources, blogs, or other information sources online?