Date: March 27-28, 2008
Chairs: V. Kasturi Rangan, Herman B. Leonard, and Susan McDonald
Faculty Summary Report
Colloquium: The Future of Social Enterprise
In our working paper, The Future of Social Enterprise, we consider the confluence of forces that is shaping the field of social enterprise, changing the way that funders, practitioners, scholars, and organizations measure performance. Our paper traces a growing pool of potential funding sources to solve social problems, much of it stemming from an intergenerational transfer of wealth and new wealth from financial and high-tech entrepreneurs. We examine how these organizations can best access the untapped resources by demonstrating mission performance and then propose three potential scenarios for how the sector might evolve.
Read the working paper.
Participate in a discussion with the authors