Many of us live by the mantra “Be the change you wish to see.” Practicing in our own daily lives the changes we aspire to see on a larger societal scale, we strive to reduce our environmental footprint, support the causes we believe in, serve as a mentor or role model for others, and integrate social responsibility into our professional commitments. Each one of us has her own way of contributing positive social change.
Once in a while, the opportunity presents itself to do something more than that, to create or build on an entire endeavor devoted to solving a social problem or changing the way things are done for the better.
How can we be ready, when that time comes, to systematically build and grow a new venture aimed at creating positive change?
For her new book, Program Leader for Social Entrepreneurship, Teresa Chahine, talk to dozens of social entrepreneurs and thought leaders in the field and noticed there are 12 steps that many social entrepreneurs go through.
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Teresa Chahine writing for Maria Shriver.