If tapped properly Women Self Help Groups could achieve twin goals of Self-employment and Women Empowerment. We need more passionately involved stakeholders.
Young entrepreneurs who are at the threshold of starting something which is driven by their passion can either choose a non-profit path like Mother Teresa or create path breaking innovative solutions for the greater good like Elon Musk is doing. What is your path?
Modi Govt. rolled out a national action plan on January 16, 2016 to lend a strong impetus to the 3rd largest StartUp sector in the world. As the Modi government rolls out policies and regulations to support startups, it is a welcome change that will motivate young entrepreneurs to package social good in their profit making business models.
I propound that a Nonprofit should concern itself to only two basic functions- Mission and Marketing. While being mission driven is instinctual to Nonprofits, their Achilles heel lies in marketing themselves.As David Williamson in his report says, “Don’t just communicate. Market.”
Saurabh Gupta is the Founder and CEO of Earth5R, a proponent of life style based inner and outer sustainability. He is also an Adventurer, Social Entrepreneur and Explorer. He quit his job in Cafe Coffee Day to pursue his passion for environment conservation and community service.
Though entrepreneurship is associated with certain traits like aggression, scale, opportunism and rapid growth, a new breed of entrepreneurs are soundly demonstrating that it may not be necessarily so. Interesting isn’t it?
A few days ago I invited Swetha Ranganathan, Co-founder & Director of Communications, Apni Shala Foundation for a guest blog. Here’s what she writes about a cause that’s dear to her team.
For several years, social enterprises were often assumed to be idealistic and lacking entrepreneurial ability. In popular imagination, social entrepreneurs were a bunch of middle-aged khadi clad persons in a perpetual activist mode, seething with anger against the society and the establishment. Today’s social entrepreneurs are a picture in contrast. Most of them are young and creative with stellar credentials armed with management acumen to run a social good enterprise as a professional entity.
Areen Attari, a Bio Architect by both profession & passion enthusiastically shares with me his life-changing experience at ‘Warriors without Weapons’, an international training program for social entrepreneurs in Brazil. This program focuses on transforming dreams into realities by seeing every adverse situation as beauty in abundance.