Cross-Sector Partnerships in Social Entrepreneurism - The Presentation
Cross-Sector Partnerships: New Perspectives in Social Entrepreneurism was presented at the Wired.org on-line conference by Jim Salmons and Timlynn Babitsky as representatives of Sohodojo and the North American Rural Futures Institute (NARFI).
Traditional approaches to public-private partnership often have an unspoken assumption of Big Is Good underlying them. Funders too often tell us things aren't worth doing unless they are done in a big way, with large-scale impact. This puts rural communities and distressed urban neighborhoods at a disadvantage where constituencies are often small, and geographically or socially isolated.
In this session, we'll explore emerging organizational and operational strategies for social entrepreneurism that creatively combine non-profit and for-profit organizations in an extended enterprise to support solo and family-based entrepreneurship. We'll focus on how Open Content and Open Source licensing can be used to outsource R&D and technology support for microenterprise networks.
Please see the following documents for additional resources:
- Cross-Sector Partnerships - The Flash Audio-enhanced Streaming Version
- Cross-Sector Partnerships - The PDF-based slides with scripted notes
- Sohodojo's Favorite Social Entrepreneurism Links - Supplementary Material
- Sohodojo's Small Is Good Parallel Universe Links - Supplementary Material
|This was our third on-line conference hosted by iCohere, and our first as a presenter. The iCohere platform doesn't get in the way of learning and social networking. And since the conference site stays on-line for months after the real-time event is history, it has an added value that can't be matched by traditional, physical space conferences.|
The post-presentation discussion was primed with a few provocative questions to stimulate the conversation:
- Do non-profits feed off the scraps of capitalism?