Social Entrepreneurs Are Visionaries—but Not Wizards

Social Entrepreneurs Aren’t the Only Ones Who Promote Change 1

Social entrepreneurship is one of the hottest concepts in Washington and state capitols these days as deficit battles intensify. Nothing is quite so alluring as the promise of doing something new to solve age-old problems, especially if it saves money in lean times.

The only problem is that most of the world does not have a clue about what the term means. Say the word “social entrepreneurship” outside the tightknit community of insiders who use it, and many think