Self Help Groups or SHGs have been working as vehicles of economic self sustenance and socio-cultural empowerment of poor and low income groups, especially rural women over last three decades. In the emerging scenario of a For-Profit Social Enterprise, SHGs may prove to be important and useful partners in building inclusive yet profitable ventures to alleviate poverty and deliver sustainable solutions.
We want to paint a picture of how social enterprises in India brand themselves. It is for this endeavour that we seek your cooperation. If you are a social entrepreneur OR a professional employed in such an enterprise OR someone at a position of responsibility in a Nonprofit then please respond to our survey.
What are the academic avenues to gain the knowledge and expertise required to start a Social Enterprise? Leading academic institutions and organizations that support social entrepreneurship run courses and workshops to condition the aspirants for bringing about a positive change. A snapshot.
‘Social Entrepreneurship is Social Work – True? or False?’ Social Entrepreneurship as a concept is still not well understood by many. Here are some popular myths and the truths behind them.
Social Entrepreneurship is the next step in Innovation. But the journey from being an innovator to a social entrepreneur is not all that easy. Understanding the challenges on the way can make you an effective entrepreneur.
One can either be fully sustainable or fully commercial. For-profit social entrepreneurs always face this dilemma of profit against purpose. Understanding 3 key areas where sustainability and profits conflict and why.
A little more than 48% of rural population in India are women, who constitute 30.8 per cent of the rural work force. 71 per cent of women in this work force work as agricultural labourers, besides all of them providing food, water, feed, fodder, fibre and fuel, child care, elderly care along with complex multiple household chores, Yet they do not feature as economically productive in India’s socio-economic ecosystem and are deprived of all rights to education, property, life supporting resource and right to make life decisions. This International Day of rural women, we question, why?
The template plays a small role in helping you decide what type of brand story to make depending on who you are and who is your audience. Change your audience and the template shows a different score. However it is only a tool. It is you as an entrepreneur or a marketer who needs to think about how the world wants to perceive you.
The poor understanding of basic concepts of accountancy among higher secondary students in India and the cost element of coaching deter them in acquiring commanding knowledge and applicable skill in the subject. A for Accounts is a digital platform providing free of cost 24X7 quality video coaching support to students to learn, revise and practice the subject at their own preferred time and pace with in-depth doubt clearing facility. It is the first of its kind social enterprise in the field of digital education in India.
The Invisible Hand has not been able to address some of the most pressing problems of humanity and has failed in bringing about sustainable development. Social Innovation backed by the Government is the next vehicle of social good.