Social Entrepreneurs as “Translator, Facilitator and Ambassador”

At the Irish Impact Conference at Notre Dame, I moderated a panel on partnerships (see my post here for reflections and resources on this discussion).  The organizers framed the conversation by noting that social entrepreneurs act as a “translator, facilitator and ambassador,” “operating at the nexus between the private, public, and nonprofit worlds from which multiple stakeholders come” (from “Understanding Social Entrepreneurship” by Kickul and Lyons).

Emily Stiever’s post on UnSectored about DC SUN’s experience with growing the solar market in Washington, D.C. is an excellent example of the challenges (and opportunities) social entrepreneurs encounter operating at this “nexus.”

~ by responsiblenomad on December 5, 2012.

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