Thursday links on social entrepreneurship & nonprofit innovation.

Posted on April 24, 2008. Filed under: Links |

To help me keep my thoughts in order and to keep my readers up to date, I have started this post to bring together the important links on social entrepreneurship over the last couple weeks. There is going to be a great mix of articles and blogs from all over the internet, social entrepreneurship is in many forms. Every other Thursday I will post a few links from the web I have come across during the week.

What has happened the past couple of weeks in social entrepreneurship:

Growth in the Nonprofit Sector

Should the Government Dissuade Charities From Forming? – Philanthropy.com

This article discusses the place of government in limiting the amount of new nonprofits formed.

Nonprofit vs. Small Business

FT.com / Wealth – Charity must harness power of politics

This article explains the possibility of return on investment in the nonprofit sector.

Note to Small Businesses: Nonprofits Feel Your Pain (and Your Joy)

Small businesses and nonprofits are a lot alike.

Non-Profits are Not Businesses « CFC Treasures by Bill Huddleston

An article about the differences in nonprofits and business, although many nonprofits take on some businesslike operations.

Should Philanthropy And Business Mix? – Philanthropy.com

Philanthrocapitalism, is it good or bad for the nonprofit sector? Another skeptic about businesses taking on nonprofit ventures.

Examples of great social entrepreneurs.

Social entrepreneurship: Innovative care for the elderly

A great example of what social entrepreneurs are doing in the nonprofit sector.

microfranchising: Franchises for Kids in U.S., could it work elsewhere?

Social venture and youth.

Keeping your social entrepreneurship sustainable.

The Entrepreneurial Mind: Social Ventures Need to Have Market Relevance

An entrepreneurs take on being effective…you have to do it.

The business of doing good: How to start a social enterprise – 11 Apr 2008

An article about the UK’s social enterprise sector and how to get involved in social enterprise yourself.

Social Innovation Conversations | Stanford Discussions | Jennifer Aaker

A podcast on creating a strong nonprofit brand.

Mission based Innovation

Social Innovation Conversations | Stanford Discussions | Chip Heath

A podcast about missions that inspire.

When Tech Innovation Has a Social Mission – New York Times

This article discusses social enterprise in the world of technology. Techsoup is a great example.

6 Keys to Developing Your Initiative : Brazen Careerist

A great article about developing the habit of action and taking action now.

I Blew Off the Boomer Advice and Got Started on My Dream Right Away : Brazen Careerist

As a Millennial you sometimes have to go with what you think is best. Baby Boomers have good advice, but it’s not always the right advice.

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