The new generation of entrepreneurs has a strong attraction to social entrepreneurship. It’s a way to feel the resonating impact of doing something good for the world while turning a profit.
But while the number of social entrepreneurs has grown rapidly in the past decade, their efforts are scattered and often fail to reach a critical mass. It’s not due to a lack of enthusiasm; they often simply forget to apply their private-sector knowledge to the nonprofit world.
A big part of fulfilling that mission comes from having an actionable plan. After all, any venture’s success hinges on being able to carefully define a realistic goal. I’ve given a lot of thought to this because I’m passionate about easing the heavy impact of chronic diseases around the world. But despite my gusto, I’m still just one person. So I linked up with the Clinton Global Initiative. Right away, I was able to connect with people who are experienced in solving problems on a global scale. But more than that, I was exposed to its unique model, where people are driven by their commitment to action — a focused, defined assignment that they develop strategies around.
And this has made all the difference.
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