Five rules of the road from a seed-stage investor in financial technology for the underserved.
Social Enterprise Innovative ways that organizations are using and adapting business strategies to advance social and environmental well-being
How the law can help social entrepreneurs and mission-committed investors build trust around their commitment to social good.
NeighborWorks America, a 40-year-old congressionally chartered nonprofit, redefined its relationship with its grantees to build a learning lab for innovation.
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.
Changing the paradigm for marketing and service delivery.
NeighborWorks’ courses on homeownership and support services empowered these people to buy their own homes and transform their lives.
Mobile technology-driven solutions that aim to create social impact need to invest in customer-centric development and user training.
Activating the entrepreneurial mindset in young people is critical to their future success and breaking down structural inequities in communities.
Seven lessons for walking the tight rope between social welfare and business.
Humanitarian assistance relies on a charity model of providing immediate relief in emergency situations. But once the emergency has passed, other approaches might better deliver services in a market-driven, customer-centric way.
Solving systemic social problems takes people, politics, and power—not more social entrepreneurship.
Fair Trade-certified coffee is growing in sales, but strict certification requirements are resulting in uneven economic advantages for coffee growers and lower quality coffee for consumers.
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.