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  • dmru

    while i really like the insights in the article and am inspired by many social entrepreneurs in my own life, i think it is very limiting to say that social entrepreneurs only start non-profits (at least that is how i read this article). social entrepreneurs are innovating in a variety of for-profit fields. I work at a non-profit and admire the work that most do, but it seems so outdated to think that this force for good must be limited to the non-profit world.

    • Anne Chastain

      Exactly! The sole reason I haven't sought non-profit status is because that will never force corporations to take note of the competition they face unless they change.

  • Andrew Benedict-Nelson

    Darlene - "morally ambitious" - that is a great phrase! It reminds me of so many of my heroes. Esp. Dorothy Day.

  • Darlene Chrissley

    This has been on my mind a lot, as a result of coaching many artists, leaders and people looking for 'more' in their lives. I am playing with the phrase "morally ambitious" for people who want to develop their own unique talents in service of their values so that they are an instrument for meaningful social change. I'm inspired by Alfred Adler's concepts of social interest and community feeling as the natural outgrowth of a "healthy" human being. Also, I find people are looking an inspiring ideal to which they can aspire - more worthy or meaningful goals to pursue. Thanks for writing this.