Worried About America’s Most Vulnerable? Support Social Enterprise
Non-profits and civil liberties groups reported a surge of donations last month. Why? Because these organizations could be under threat during the new U.S. administration, Forbes reported. But if you want to make a philanthropic donation to an organization serving vulnerable Americans – either in your name or in the name of a loved one as a holiday gift – you could also consider social enterprises.
Social entrepreneurs create new ways to solve old social problems. They experiment with business models, innovate new distribution and replication methods, and hold themselves accountable for results. Since creating the greatest impact for the most number of people requires leveraging market forces and business practices wherever possible, social entrepreneurs have broken free of the false dichotomy between “it’s a business” or “it’s a charity” to keep their social mission front and center, even as they focus on results just as any commercial enterprise would.