All the rage, precariously
by Molly Webb
Here's a quote from one enthusiastic woman on the LeapFrogging blog who still isn't comfortable with the label 'social entrepreneur'...
"My "idea" is actually working, and it is having unimaginable results! But my venture could still die on the vine. No SE is an island, and so many others must join in - the masses, the $$$, the brains, the media, the web-diva, database-dude and the on-ground, real women and children we are trying so damn hard to lift up. We all must rise up, get rowdy, demand more and refuse to remain silent!"
The blog is 'real-time reflections from the team' at SustainAbility and Skoll, who are working together to encourage 'entrepreneurial solutions':
"Even with the best will in the world, leading incumbent companies are struggling to drive the sort of radical market changes needed to achieve sustainable development in acceptable timescales. We believe that help and hope can be found among innovators and entrepreneurs operating with greater degrees of freedom." (Jan 6)
Demos is developing a project - for now entitled 'Social Switchboards' - to better understand and map the linkages between the SE 'islands' and how they can realise more than the sum of their parts.