Some Thoughts on Social Enterprise
(via GOOD) We live in interesting times. Business, as well as people's concept of charity, are transforming before our eyes. The melding of these two worlds continues to increase as companies and non-profits alike search for long-term, sustainable solutions to global problems using market solutions. Awesome, right? Generally speaking, yes! However, the challenge now is for us to differentiate between great marketing campaigns and sound strategies making a true impact. GOOD magazine released an article last month asking the question of development professionals and social entrepreneurs, "will the social enterprise bubble burst?" Since our inception, Krochet Kids intl. has hoped to serve as an example of the impact that is possible through the creative pairing of great products and sound development. So, we took the liberty of answering the questions posed by GOOD. Here are our thoughts from the following staff members...
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- Adam Thomsom, Director of International Programs
- Stewart Ramsey, Co-founder / Art & Retail Director
- Kohl Crecelius, Co-founder / CEO