Social entrepreneurs can use their influence to help their communities choose the right governments that support social impact ventures.
Democracy does not redistribute wealth neither does it bring about rapid change. Its power is in delivering stability to country systems.
Prof. Ian Shapiro
Should social entrepreneurs have any interest in the nature of politics and governance in their countries? Should they just focus on their entrepreneurship work and isolate themselves from having a say in how governance is run in their countries?
Social entrepreneurs are very important in helping their communities choose good political leaders because of the credibility they enjoy within their societies. It is therefore imperative for social entrepreneurs to be politically engaged in helping their communities choose governments that support civil liberties, personal property rights and economic systems that aid entrepreneurship innovation.
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The responsibility for letting others know about your social entrepreneurship work rests with you. Learn how to raise your profile in 2 simple steps.
Marketing is a knock-through sport.
The Solutions Ideator
Once you have created your brand i.e. the image you want others to have about you; you need to work on promoting your brand and staying top of mind among people interested in your area of work. In other words, you need to actively market yourself.
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You are your perception. Be in control of the impression you create. Brand you!
Perception is you.
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What comes to your mind when you hear these names- Mohammed Yunus, Bill Gates, Tony Elumelu? Did the following words come up in your mind- microfinance, health philanthropy and “Africapitalism”? This is the power of a brand- a consistently uniform perception you conjure when your name is mentioned.
Now ask yourself, when your name is mentioned what do people immediately associate with you? This is your brand and is how you are perceived by others.
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The social entrepreneurship mindset is one that actively seeks to identify and solve problems faced by impoverished communities in a sustainable way they can pay for.
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