As I continue to study the field of social entrepreneurship, I came across Susan Ellis’s website http://www.energizeinc.org. Susan’s website is a cornucopia of all things volunteer. I have known Susan and her work since I since I started working in the field of volunteerism and civic engagement almost 20 years ago. (OK, so I date myself…) Her site has a wealth of information on civic life, volunteer management, civic engagement, and emerging trends. I recommend it to anyone looking for good information on volunteerism and service. Many of the resources are offered free of charge, and a number of the books are available for immediate download at a relatively small cost. As I was perusing the site, I came across a section on social entrepreneurs. So I thought I would share this resource as part of this ongoing dialogue. I continue to look forward to people’s comments, suggestions, and wisdom on this topic, that while I think its powerful, it’s complexity makes it a concept is not always easily understood. I look forward to hearing ideas and wisdom, gaining tools and resources that support making this concept actionable to those with brilliant ideas and a passion for moving scalable vision forward.
Here is the page from Energize.
Articles/excerpts on this subject
- Social Entrepreneurship entry in Wikipedia
Websites with information on this subject
Alltop: Social Entrepreneurship
Site that gathers news and information about social entrepreneurship and presents it in one place, with links.
Global organization seeking to allow “social entrepreneurs to thrive and enable the world’s citizens to think and act as changemakers.” See section of site defining a “social entrepreneur.”
To accelerate social change, Echoing Green invests in and supports outstanding emerging social entrepreneurs to launch new organizations that deliver bold, high-impact solutions.
Social Citizens Blog
A highly-interactive Web site to elicit discussion of “social citizenship,” including a “discussion paper” and videos explaining new technology for online exchange.
Social Enterprise section of Free Management Library
Carter MacNamara has added this topic, with a comprehensive list of links, to his online library of management topics.