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Non-profit Entrepreneurs

Nonprofit Entrepreneurs is an emerging field, particularly among nonprofit organizations. Nonprofit Entrepreneurs are, fundamentally, about using a market-driven business model to address key social and environmental issues. The field is referred to by a variety of phrases, for example, social ventures, nonprofit enterprise, social purpose business and venture development. It is an emerging field with diverse and shifting interpretations.

Nonprofit Entrepreneurs is the model that existing and newly formed charities must leverage. It requires a shifting in the way we have generally thought about charity delivery. Non Profit organizations believe in giving away their services and products away for free, with no real plan for generating revenue. They think they will get grants and that these grants will finance their work.

Following are the goals of a Nonprofit Entrepreneurs:

  1. community participation
  2. grassroots economic development
  3. women's rights, family and child well–being
  4. urban renewal
  5. educational reform
  6. environmental protection
  7. international cooperation
  8. good governance

Nonprofit organizations are the wave of the future. They are at the forefront of making an actual difference. Whether your cause is in health issues, poverty and homelessness, animal care, or youth education, running a nonprofit puts you in constant, close contact with the population you serve. You will not likely grow any personal wealth from the work, but you might be able to grow the organization enough to support a reasonable salary as the executive director. While the executive director still answers to the board, they tend to wield sufficient power within nonprofits to keep the efforts focused on the priorities the organization started with.

Deciding the best route for you depends on your own situation and priorities, and how you want to spend your days. But in either case, there is plenty of opportunity to take control of your work life while giving back to the community. Whether you are totally committed to a single cause and wish to apply entrepreneurial skills to developing a high-impact nonprofit or have a great for-profit business idea, it is the obligation of the new generation of entrepreneurs to help out.

Each nonprofit organization presents ideas that are user-friendly, understandable, ethical, and engage widespread support in order to maximize the number of local people that will stand up, seize their idea, and implement with it. In other words, every leading social entrepreneur is a mass recruiter of local change makers—a role model proving that citizens who channel their passion into action can do almost anything.

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