Archive | November, 2013

How to keep charity at home…

24 Nov

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,