Making Social Ventures Work

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Social entrepreneurship is a relatively fluid concept that covers a broad variety of organizations. There’s no definitive mold that says, “A socially entrepreneurial business generates X amount of revenue within the confines of a Y organizational structure for a Z type of cause.”

For instance, both a mutual aid fund dedicated to assisting small businesses in marginalized communities and a corporation that uses its proceeds to support education for women in third-world countries could both be considered socially entrepreneurial outlets.

Some social enterprises might not follow any sort of typical organizational structure — they can be run entirely by volunteers who do not receive a paycheck or individual contributors that participate of their own accord.

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