Social entrepreneurship and social enterprise have become popular rallying points for those trying to improve the world. These two notions are positive ones, but neither is adequate when it comes to understanding and creating social change in all of its manifestations. The authors make the case that social innovation is a better vehicle for doing this. They also explain why most of today's innovative social solutions cut across the traditional boundaries separating nonprofits, government, and for-profit businesses.
How the law can help social entrepreneurs and mission-committed investors build trust around their commitment to social good.
As government and philanthropic funding becomes unpredictable and markets evolve, some nonprofits can succeed with social enterprise. An innovative NeighborWorks America program shows them how to do it.