Archive | November, 2013

How to keep charity at home…

24 Nov

http://www.shooft.com/going-from-doing-good-to-good-entrepreneurship/

Sebastiaan’s most recent column is about the difference between charity and social venture. How often in the past few years has it been said that Charities need to act like businesses – however the problem is that often the main goal of a charity becomes to raise money rather than to spend it for whatever they were originally intended for.

Social venturing is starting from the other way around as it were – creating a ‘regular’ business which has ‘normal’ business goals such as selling a top quality product. But behind the business there are values and goals which represent more social & communal attitudes.

In other words a way to be a business person including earning money but being able to make a difference to your little corner of the world along the way.

A great trend, glad to be a part of this and associated with another great social venture, www.a-lief.com.