Attention Social Entrepreneurs & Social Enterprises in Philippines

Hey all! It’s Matthew here.

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A friend & I are keen to support social entrepreneurs & social enterprises in the Philippines via building an online funding platform and online support systems to help create best business ideas. If you want to start up a positive impact business or NGO in the Philippines, and need this sort of help, then sign up NOW, so we can do this for YOU.

I created a page dedicated to this Philippine social entrepreneurship movement, so check it out!

Also, if you know of any friends, family or colleagues that would be interested in getting help and funding for their social entrepreneurship journey or for propelling their social enterprise to the next level, then be sure to share the page with them.

I’ve already received emails and contact from Filipinos both within the Philippines and outside of it. I’ve also received interest from non-Filipinos who are passionate about making a difference in the Philippines through social entrepreneurial projects.

Are you a passionate person wanting to start up a world changing project in the Philippines?

Click here to see the Special Offer page for Social Entrepreneurs/Social Enterprises in the Philippines to help grow best business ideas in the Philippines.

3 Books on Social Entrepreneurship You Should Read

For those who know me well, they know that I love to read books. I love learning. But a unique thing about me is that I also take action with what I’ve learnt too. I’ve always tried to espouse this. You may be keen to learn more about social entrepreneurship, so as you take actions in your life as well, why not check out these 3 social entrepreneurship books to get you even more inspired?

1. Books on Social Entrepreneurship By David Bornstein

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How to Change the World: Social Entrepreneurs and the Power of New Ideas by David Bornstein is one of the most influential books on social entrepreneurship.

Published in over twenty countries, it’s become the Bible for social entrepreneurs. It profiles men and women from around the world who’ve found innovative solutions to a number of social and economic problems.

From those working to deliver energy to Brazilian villagers to those improving access to college in the US, readers are sure to find inspiration in the stories of these social entrepreneurs who are changing the world for the better.

The book features many surprising facts about social entrepreneurship, including the fact that 97% of Gen Y say they are looking for work that allows them to have an impact on the world.

2. Books on Social Entrepreneurship By Tania Ellis

One of the more recent books on social entrepreneurship is The New Pioneers: Sustainable business success through social innovation and social entrepreneurship by Tanya Ellis.

The book is a practical guide that will appeal to both capitalists and idealists by offering ideas on how to navigate in the new economic world order. The book focuses on the social megatrends that are shaping our lives in new ways and creating anew face of capitalism.

The pioneers who are paving the way for the new business revolution are the social entrepreneurs, and Ellis asserts that they are this century’s generation of visionary leaders. Through their work, they are proving to hardcore business people that they can increase their profits by incorporating social responsibility into their business models. At the same time, idealists are realizing that the use of market methods helps them to meet their social goals more successfully.

3. Books on Social Entrepreneurship Around the World

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Books on social entrepreneurship around the world, such as International Social Entrepreneurship: Pathways to Personal and Corporate Impact by Joseph Mark Munoz, explore the current definitions, concepts and methodologies pertaining to social entrepreneurship on a global scale.

The Munoz book showcases real-life cases and stories of individual social entrepreneurs and the companies they’ve founded which have made a positive impact in various parts of the world. The book will be very attractive to students with an interest in global development because of its academic nature.

Despite the growing interest in social entrepreneurship there are a limited number of academic materials on the subject, and this book is one of those resources. The book identified and discusses viable strategies for both students and executives who want to harness the forces of globalization for social good, and provides fresh insights on eh meaning of citizen ship in a global environment.

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Hey there,

My name’s Matthew and it’s a pleasure to meet you.

I’m excited that you’re here because for most of my life, I’ve been trying to answer the question: “How can I change the world?”

Now, I think I have the answer…

I started up this website because I believe that it’s through business entrepreneurs, social entrepreneurs and passionate people like yourself who will truly change the world. I can’t do it myself.

So I created this website in order to support you…

I want to help you with GOOD business ideas and I mean that in 2 ways:

  1. Firstly, I believe that you projects and business should be GOOD in the sense that they are profitable, sustainable and scalable.
  2. Secondly, I want to help your business skills in a GOOD way in the sense that your businesses, projects or non profit startups actually make a positive difference in society through the value that it delivers.

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3 Top Social Enterprise Journals

If you’re keen to totally immerse yourself in the ideas and paradigms that are developing the theory and practice of social enterprise today, then why not check out these 3 top social enterprise journals from around the world that can help you with your business strategy!

1. London Social Enterprise Journal

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The London-based Social Enterprise Journal (SEJ) is published in association with Social Enterprise London. SEJ is the first journal to focus specifically on this aspect of entrepreneurial activity.

It seeks to address the void in knowledge of this sector by inviting scholars and practitioners to present their theories and frameworks for understanding social enterprise. The journal also features research on a wide range of topics related to this developing sector of the social economy.

The editorial team has chosen not to restrict the subject areas for the journal, but rather to leave the door wide open to publishing in social enterprise. This means that the journal will accept both rigorous research papers as well as shorter case study submissions at a global, national and social enterprise level. The goal is to contribute to the development of knowledge in the field and providing useful information.

2. Social Enterprise Journal at Purdue

Purdue University Calumet produces a social enterprise journal called The Journal of Social Enterprise and Entrepreneurship (JSEE). This peer-reviewed, online journal seeks to promote the development of the science and practice of the emerging field of social enterprise.

JSEE tries to strike a balance in the works it publishes and encourages contributions from academics and practitioners alike. JSEE publishes both empirical and theoretical works, and case studies as well. The Journal is meant to be a platform and a forum for the exchange of ideas on how managerial skills can advance the social benefit of communities around the world.

The journal accepts submissions in electronic form of no more than 20 pages on topics that include strategic management applications to social entrepreneurship and enterprises, marketing of social ventures, and nonprofit management.

3. Social Enterprise Journal at Stanford

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Stanford University publishes a social enterprise journal called the Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR). It is intended to be a provocative, practical and powerful resource for the social enterprise community.

As party of the Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society at Stanford, the journal’s mission is to share substantive insights and practical experiences that will benefit those doing important work in the field. The work of SSIR is guided by the value of social innovation, as the journal puts a focus on the search for new and better ways of improving the world.

SSIR looks to strike a balance between pragmatic and intellectual articles to help with your business strategy, and eschews predefined political ideology in favor of brokering conversations, asking hard questions, disseminating the results of rigorous research and presenting real-life case studies. Contributors range from world-class faculty to thought leaders and executives world wide.

Risks of Social Entrepreneurship 101

Successful entrepreneurs are constantly balancing the risks and rewards of their decisions. If you haven’t thought and understood the risks of your startup venture yet, then discover the 101 basics of social entrepreneurship risks here.

Navigating the Risks of Social Entrepreneurship

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Today’s organizational leaders and young social entrepreneurs are facing economic hardship and uncertainties which increase the risks of social entrepreneurship at a time when it’s needed most.

The ability to understand when to take a risk and when to manage risk is a critical component to success. When the opportunity to uproot injustice and inequality is in front of you, but the great risks involved are standing in the way, how can you best navigate your way to become the change you wish to see in the world?

It’s good to recognize that no matter how well you plan your campaign, there will always be unforeseen challenges along the way. There fore, the key to managing risk is less about what you plan and more about who your plan includes. Finding the right people who are patient and determined will create the flexibility to alter course when necessary and remain strong.

Risks of Social Entrepreneurship Compared to Traditional Enterprise

The risks of social entrepreneurship compared with traditional enterprise can be greater, and certainly different in some key respects. Social entrepreneurs must assess risk at any number of levels, from enterprise to managerial, market to financial.

They must also be able to evaluate potential reward and position their own resources to most effectively decrease the possibility that a risk becomes a reality. On top of this, social entrepreneurs must contend with the fact that they may carry a larger universe of risk than a traditional entrepreneur. For example, those businesses committed to hiring the majority of their employees from the ranks of the homeless certainly face issues that their traditional competitors don’t have to deal with.

In addition to traditional aspects of competition, the social entrepreneur must also contend with the fact that their performance indicators are different and more complex than a traditional enterprise.

Risks of Social Entrepreneurship Investment

From the perspective of a social enterprise investor, the risks of social entrepreneurship funding can be high. The higher risk, unconventional and cutting edge ideas that these investors support are viewed within a framework that looks at the potential of the whole enterprise, and takes into account the positive impacts that go beyond just monetary profit potential.

To stay relevant as a philanthropy that operates on a large scale, these investors must be devoted to the exploration of new ideas and concepts, and open to working with different people and supporting unconventional ideas. This kind of work helps social impact investing to stay fresh, and bring in new ideas and new grantees.

Ultimately this risk pays off in continued growth and keeps them ahead of the curve. When they find real winners, they benefit along with the sectors and communities these successful entrepreneurs impact.