The social enterprise movement, which began in earnest in the early 1980’s, has evolved and expanded significantly in recent years. Whether defined as applying business- and market-based approaches to solving social problems, or pursuing earned revenue strategies to achieve a double- or triple- (financial, social, and sustainable) bottom line, innovators and entrepreneurs from both the business and nonprofit sectors are blurring the traditional lines between them, creating nonprofit, for-profit, and hybrid vehicles to house and grow their social enterprises, and challenging their legal advisors to use or change the existing legal framework to meet their needs. Meanwhile, many grant makers have become increasingly focused on identifying and funding social innovators and social entrepreneurs.
Co-speaker: Jinna Kwak, Adler & Colvin
Co-panelist: Eric Stephenson, Cordes Foundation
Co-panelist: Rehana Nathoo, Case Foundation
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