From Forbes, of all places, we’re reading about social enterprise and how getting involved in and supporting social enterprise keeps your “empathy muscles” toned.
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.
Forbes started a list of social enterprises in the article, but we’re sure our readers could add to it. Let us know on Twitter and LinkedIn what organizations we should add to our database that are excellent social enterprises.
image via Community Solutions, one of the orgs on Forbes’ list