Social entrepreneurship & philanthrocapitalism: The job description and occupational hazards of changing the world. carolynn duncan
The Job of a Social Entrepreneur Recognize a social problem and use entrepreneurial principles to organize, create, and manage a venture to make social change.
Case Study: Majora Carter She developed the first open-waterfront park in 60 years in the South Bronx, and scored $1.25 million for a greenway along the waterfront.
The Job of a Philanthrocapitalist: Take concepts and techniques from venture capital finance and high technology business management and apply them to achieving philanthropic goals.
Case Study: Bill & Melinda Gates The BMG Foundation manages 818 employees, an endowment of $33.5 billion, and has deployed $22.61 billion ($3.0 billion in 2009).
I will be spending the next 40+ years of my work life as an active social entrepreneur and philanthrocapitalist. I’m planning to tackle initiatives in economic and social/emotional security: Economic dev Family trauma Unemployment Child abuse Poverty Foster children Homelessness Orphans Mental illness
the bad news: it’s definitely not going to be easy...
the dark side of change: instability dissonance & ambiguity awareness of painful realities anxiety and uncertainty failure & blame loss & grief the end
so if changing the world is so risky and painful, why bother?
Remember those problems mentioned earlier? Economic dev Family trauma Unemployment Child abuse Poverty Foster children Homelessness Orphans Mental illness … they’re real, and they’re very compelling.
through social initiatives, we can address and solve these problems, on a case-by-case basis. An orphan finding a family. An unemployed person finding a meaningful job. An abuse victim becoming at peace.
gifts of change: agility unlimited potential new strength, capacity freedom from the way things were momentum & enthusiasm space to explore a new reality
though risky, social change allows us to use current resources to create new solutions, that end old problems
It is possible to change the world, and it’s a job worth doing.
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