Tuesday, February 8, 2011

SOCIAL ENTREPRENEUR Part 2; Do Well While Doing Good by Gidget Giardino

Part 2 in a Series on becoming a Philanthropreneur, 
also known as Social Good or Social Entrepreneur.

"Becoming a Social Entrepreneur means you choose to devote your time and effort to ultimately benefit others in the world at large while producing an income."

There are various ways in which to be successful as a Social Entrepreneur doing Social Good. The vehicle I have chosen to share with you is the Meal Pack Project. This is the first step out of starvation for those suffering from severe malnutrition.

WHY CHOOSE THIS PROJECT: According to the World Health Organization there are some 900 million people globally at the level of starvation. UNICEF states over 24,000 children under the age of five die every day mainly from preventable causes. That's about one death every three seconds.

To date our project has fed over 3 million meals to children and expectant mothers. Choose this project because:  Where You Live Should Not Determine IF You Live.

WHY CHOOSE TO BE A SOCIAL ENTREPRENEUR: A shift in how we create income is increasingly more important these days as the job market has slimmed and unemployment has risen. This business venture promises economic gain while creating positive changes in the world.

  • Choose to make a difference in the world. 
  • Choose to earn money while doing Social Good. 
  • Choose to be a Social Entrepreneur. 

In case you missed the first blog post, the definition of a "philanthropist" is: 
"Someone who devotes his or her time, money, or effort towards the benefit of others and the world." 
The definition is usually followed with "Most often applied to someone who gives large amounts to charity". 
A philanthropist's usual route is to spend time amassing a fortune and in the autumn of their life, give it all away. 

The time has come for a new kind of philanthropist, the "Philanthropreneur". The Philanthropreneur "dedicates their time" and "entrepreneurial activity" to helping others in the world while helping themselves by creating an income stream. 

In a way a philanthropreneur cuts out the middleman. They create wealth directly for good causes every day, and that money starts working its magic immediately. Many the world's most effective businessmen and women have taken hold of this concept. If we join together today, we will start to see some astounding changes in our world tomorrow. 

Send me an e-mail for more information on how you can get involved and Help Others while Helping Yourself.   gidget.giardino@gmail.com

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