Social entrepreneurship is blowing up, particularly in the United States. From 1995 to 2005, the number of non-profits registered with the IRS grew by 53 percent.
What does an increase in ventures that blend profits with purpose mean for philanthropy? And how can the everyday changemaker use better business models to overcome barriers to change?
The answers to those questions—and more—are what Ruth A. Shapiro set out to discover in editing “The Real Problem Solvers: Social Entrepreneurs in America.”