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Here's a sampler of organizations and funds that back social entrepreneurs seeking debt and equity financing During the past two decades social entrepreneurship has gained popularity, and a growing array of specialized funding sources now exist, from angels to venture capitalists to foundations. Some of these investors look for mission-driven businesses that don't sacrifice financial returns at all, while others provide capital for ventures that may trade some profit for nonfinancial returns. Individual models vary, but "patient" capital shares one goal: to fund sustainable organizations that can leverage the investments for big impacts. Take a look at this sampler of resources for social entrepreneurs seeking funding, then read our in-depth story on the rise in potential backers. More elements of this special report are available in the related-items box on the upper right side of this page.
Last updated: June 2012 This Guide will help you create a nonprofit organization by: Answering questions about the process for creating a nonprofit organization in the "Common Questions" section; Providing forms for creating your nonprofit organization in the "Forms/Letters" section; Explaining the steps for creating a nonprofit organization in the "Instructions" section; Giving you more information about nonprofit organizations and how to file for tax exempt status in the "Related Articles" section; and Helping you find a lawyer in the "Find Legal Help”section. Click on words that appear like ' this ' to learn what these words mean. Common Questions Why should I create a nonprofit organization?
Welcome to ‘The Startup Lab’ The Startup Lab is a 15-part weekly series dedicated to spotlighting startup companies that highlight the growing interface between strong entrepreneurship and social and environmental sustainability. As we enter the ‘Age of Resource Efficiency’ , never has Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) been so important to a company’s survival and growth.
Inc. staff From the May 2011 issue of Inc. magazine A special report on the innovative business models social entrepreneurs are inventing Andy Ryan 1,116 in Share
Note: This is a guest post by Darryl Williams, principal of the Brighter Choice Charter Schools for Boys' elementary and middle school programs in Albany, New York. Have you ever visited "that" classroom? You know, the classroom that makes you say, "I wish my son was in this classroom." Scholars are raising their hands; eager to provide answers their beloved teacher has posed. The teacher is systematically and deliberately moving about the room, carefully using opportunities to inspire and motivate the most timid scholars.