What's a Social
Venture ? 
     What?s the Social
Venture Forum 
     News      Featured Portrait      Resource     Forum      Contact us    

A selection of books, websites and blogs related to "Social Venture Forum"


“How to change the world” - David Bornstein


“Banker to the poor” - by Muhammad Yunus,Alan Jolis


“The art of the start” – Guy Kawasaki


“The world is flat” - Thomas L. Friedman



Websites:
  • kivapedia.org -a great initiative to share with the Kiva community
  • kiva.org
  • About Microfinance
  • Tracks progress towards decreasing global poverty by 2015, Millennium
  • NextBillion.net
  • Ted.com
  • Skoll.org
  • ChangeMakers
  • SocialEdge.org
  • Omidyar Network
  • One.org
  • Acumen
  • Ashoka
  • PhilanthropyForum.com
  • theoryofchange.org
  • Wbcsd.org


  • Back to the menu
    Kalibrio has initiated discussions related to "Social Venture Forum" to inform, inspire and encourage to act in favor of harmonious development through Social Ventures.

    If you have comments, topics or content that you would like to submit to the Social Venture Forum community, contact us: ideas [AT] socialventureforum [DOT] com


    What is a social entrepreneur?

    Social entrepreneurs are:
    Ambitious: Social entrepreneurs tackle major social issues, from increasing the college enrollment rate of low-income students to fighting poverty in developing countries. These entrepreneurial leaders operate in all kinds of organizations: innovative non-profits, social purpose ventures such as for-profit community development banks, and hybrid organizations that mix elements of non-profit and for-profit organizations.

    Mission driven: Generating social value - not wealth - is the central criterion of a successful social entrepreneur. While wealth creation may be part of the process, it is not an end in itself. Promoting systemic social change is the real objective.

    Strategic: Like business entrepreneurs, social entrepreneurs see and act upon what others miss: opportunities a to improve systems, create solutions nd invent new approaches that create social value. And like the best business entrepreneurs, social entrepreneurs are intensely focused and hard-driving - even relentless - in their pursuit of a social vision.

    Resourceful: Because social entrepreneurs operate within a social context rather than the business world, they have limited access to capital and traditional market support systems. As a result, social entrepreneurs must be exceptionally skilled at mustering and mobilizing human, financial and political resources.

    Results oriented: Ultimately, social entrepreneurs are driven to produce measurable returns. These results transform existing realities, open up new pathways for the marginalised and disadvantaged, and unlock society's potential to effect social change.


    Source: http://elevatevents.com/ser-exploers.html

    Also, have a look at www.elevatevents.com, consulting venture dedicated to venture philanthropy



    First discussions:
  • For-Profit Social Ventures
  • Is a for-profit social venture impossible?
  • Creating a Hybrid For-Profit / Non-Profit Social Enterprise Structure
  • Evaluating Social Venture Ideas
  • What is a social entrepreneur?

  • To submit to the Social Venture Forum community, contact us with your ideas : ideas [AT] socialventureforum [DOT] com