Assignment 3: Social Entrepreneurs
A social entrepreneur is a leader or visionary who is driven to achieve social change. Social entrepreneurs provide creative solutions for society’s problems. They are committed to changing conditions in society for the better with their ideas.
Social entrepreneurs are similar to business entrepreneurs because they must build a strong sustainable organization, increase sources of revenue, reduce expenses, and develop a team of loyal employees.
Research social entrepreneurship and what it entails using your readings, the Argosy University online library resources, and the following Web sites:
· The Ashoka Web site: http://ashoka.org
· Public Broadcasting Service (PBS): The new heroes. (2005). What is social entrepreneurship. Retrieved from
· The Skoll Foundation Web site: http://www.skollfoundation.org/
Respond to the following:
· What is a social entrepreneur?
· What are the risks for a social entrepreneur?
· What are the similarities and differences between social and business entrepreneurship?
· Can social entrepreneurship be successful in our capitalistic society? Why or why not?
· Provide an example of a social entrepreneur in your community. Why do you consider this person a social entrepreneur?
Give reasons in support.
Write a 2–3-page paper in Word format. Apply APA standards to citation of sources. Use the following file naming convention: LastnameFirstInitial_M1_A3.doc. For example, if your name is John Smith, your document will be named SmithJ_M1_A3.doc.
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Assignment 3 Grading Criteria
Explained social entrepreneurship and its risks demonstrating in-depth research.
Compared and contrasted social and business entrepreneurship.
Evaluated potential for successful social entrepreneurship in capitalistic societies.
Explained impact of social entrepreneurship on your community using an illustrative example.
Wrote in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrated ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources; displayed accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.