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Social entrepreneurship has become somewhat of a catch-all phrase. Coined by Bill Drayton in the early 1980s, it originally referred to someone with the passion of an entrepreneur tackling a social challenge. Now, it has evolved to include new kinds of interventions that include business characteristics. Many new nonprofit organizations are measuring their efficacy and structuring their organizations in much the same way private companies do.On the funding side, venture philanthropy which utilizes venture capital business models and social equity funds are often included within the social entrepreneurship discourse.
The Commonwealth Club’s year-long program on social entrepreneurship in America seeks to explore the different dimensions and thinking taking place within this new and exciting trend. This program will include talks by social entrepreneurs, funders, academics, and corporations.By attending the series, you will hear from leading thinkers and practitioners in the field.You will hear their stories, changes in their thinking and their hopes for the continued evolution of the field.
By purchasing a subscription, you will receive a 15 percent discount for the series as a whole as well as a broad understanding of the field.
Series Director and Moderator: Dr. Ruth A. Shapiro
Club Members $135.00