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Where should Social Entrepreneurs come from?

There is some debate beginning in the social sector about where social entrepreneurs come from or more specifically where they should come from. Many believe that social entrepreneurs should come from within the community, from the grassroots. But many social entrepreneurs are increasingly coming from outside of communities. In some cases these people are those who have already made it in their own careers and now want to ‘give something back’ to communities in need. Some of these individuals set-up entrepreneurial entities while others are creating venture philanthropic organisations. Some of our colleagues are uncomfortable about such individuals, asking whether outsiders should set the agenda for a community, region or country. They point to organisations like the Gates Foundation and ask why a small group of wealthy individuals should set the agenda for an entire continent. Other colleagues feel that good comes in many forms, and that the wealthy or comfortably well off can set their own agenda in the 21st Century. This debate is set to continue

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