DFEI: Nonprofits, Foundations, and Social Entrepreneurship

Definition of Social Entrepreneurship

Social entrepreneurship involves using business practices (e.g., return on investment, promotion, selling goods or services) to solve problems within the community. A social enterprise focuses on charitable goals. Although many social enterprises are for-profit businesses, they may also be non-profits or a non-governmental organization that use business practices to deliver societally beneficial results.

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TOMS Shoes. Blake Mycoskie, founder of TOMS Shoes, spoke at the 2010 Innoventure Competition held by NMSU’s Arrowhead Center. No password required to watch these videos.

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