Social entrepreneurship is a new and rapidly changing field. Much of understanding what social entrepreneurship is lies in defining the context and situation around social entrepreneurship. For example, this class will talk about different organizational structures and how a social enterprise fits within each of these categories. We will also explore many of the different terms that have been used to describe theories, methodologies, and practices currently being used. A lot of examples will be used, so a background in the top 20 social enterprises is useful, plus a general background of different businesses and non profits to provide as contrast is helpful.
The objective of this class session is to provide a working language to describe different things we see in the realm of social entrepreneurship as well as provide the tools necessary to compare and contrast organizations. By having a working knowledge, we can evaluate best practices and decide what works and won't work for one organization that might work for another organization. This is an introductory class to an ongoing process that requires continual refinement and an open mind. As a disclaimer, we are not claiming to know everything in this field and what is true as an example today may not be true tomorrow. This field is rapidly changing, and even though we could be wrong tomorrow, the potential and aspirations of this field keep us excited and wanting to learn more to refine our thought process.
There are no readings for next week.
Next week will be a discussion of need finding and brainstorming! Bring your creativity caps and be ready to think outside the box. We will have a lot of fun and utilize IDEO's method of brainstorming to find solutions for everyday problems. A more hands on class and thought exercise that should be repeated regularly.
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