Social entrepreneurship

Glossary item: Social entrepreneurship - Definition

A social entrepreneur is someone who uses the skills to create and develop business, commonly associated with private business, to achieve a social purpose. In the USA, the term has usually been associated with earning income. In the UK, it has wider meanings, referring broadly to using original and entrepreneurial thinking to meeting social need. In the UK, those who practise social enterprise may be described as social entrepreneurs - but not all social entrepreneurs practise social enterprise. See social enterprise and chapter in A Guide to Giving. (School for Social Entrepreneurs definition)


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  • Business/corporate philanthropy