Charities Partnering with Social Enterprises


According to charity lawyer Stephen Lloyd, charitable organizations should welcome the growth of social enterprises since its boom in the social enterprise market is the way to counter the seizure of public services by corporate groups.

Lloyd, a senior partner at Bates Wells Braithwaite, pondered on the question 'Social enterprise: friend of foe?' and explained that many charities viewed social enterprises as a wolf in sheep's clothing, and hence a foe. But Lloyd urged that charities should view non-charitable social enterprises as "comrades-in-arms".



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Adam Braun, founder of Pencils of Promise, is giving nonprofits a no-nonsense way to bring entrepreneurship to the next level. Pencils of Promise is a philanthropic organization that focuses on forming sustainable educational programs, and forging long-lasting, partnerships with communities. The organization aims to increase access to quality education and impact students and their families in high-need communities throughout Laos, Ghana and Guatemala.




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