“In less than a generation, we have witnessed a tectonic shift in the way people think about and work toward social change. The reasons are myriad and stem from both disaffection—impatience with existing programs and policies—and idealism—a profound desire for meaningful work that makes a positive impact on the world. The groundswell of new activism, or what we call social entrepreneurship, is manifest across society as creative change makers test new solutions to entrenched social, economic, and environmental problems.”
So begins Georgia Levenson Keohane’s new book, Social Entrepreneurship for the 21st Century, which provides a lively and comprehensive introduction to all facets of this “tectonic shift.” Not all students of social entrepreneurship are quite as sanguine about it, however, which set the scene for a stimulating conversation at the Bradley Center on February 27th.
Georgia Levenson Keohane, Excerpt from “Social Entrepreneurship for the 21st Century: Innovation Across the Nonprofit, Private, and Public Sectors”