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Urban Entrepreneurship (29:382:342) (22:620:672): Social Entrepreneurship

Background Readings

Start with the coverage of Hybrid Business Models from the Skoll Foundation, sponsor of the Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship.

Then, consider this special 2009 issue of Innovations, published in conjunction with the Skoll World Forum, entitled Social Entrepreneurship: Shifting Power Dynamics, with an introduction by Jeff Skoll.

Take a look at the offerings at the Kauffman Foundation, where entrepreneurship meets the public good.

Tips & Suggestions

Here's an article by Kyle Westaway in the Wall Street Journal on New Legal Structures for 'Social Entrepreneurs' (subscription required).

Enterprises & Organizations


The SocialEarth news and information site has compiled 130 Ways to Fund Your Social Venture.

Rutgers Databases

ProQuest Social Sciences Premium Collection --Interdisciplinary search of numerous databases such as PAISWorldwide Political Science AbstractsSocial Services AbstractsProQuest Criminal Justice, and others.  You can place exact phrases in quotation marks, such as "public management" or "civic engagement".  

Foundation Directory Online (Professional)-- A place to look for external funders and potential partners in social ventures

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