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GOOD Q&A: Bill Drayton

That's right, for the second time in as many days, we bring you up close and personal with one of our outstanding nonprofit partners: Ashoka...



That's right, for the second time in as many days, we bring you up close and personal with one of our outstanding nonprofit partners: Ashoka Founder and CEO Bill Drayton. He offered some thoughts on social entrepreneurship, his family's abolitionist history, and his work in the white house.


What does a $20 donation do for Ashoka?
A $20 donation represents much more to us than just the money. It means that the investor, begins to explore the field of social entrepreneurship. It means one more person becomes aware of the powerful work of social entrepreneurs around the world and it means one more person will hopefully be inspired to create social change. And of course, it also helps provide support to Ashoka Fellows and gives them the freedom to pursue her/his idea. Once launched, the impact will grow and multiply for decades. And success will provide a powerful role model encouraging many, many others to step up and become change-makers. That is the enduring value of a donation to Ashoka.

What is Social Entrepreneurship?
Whenever society is stuck or has an opportunity to seize a new opportunity, it needs an entrepreneur to see the opportunity and then to turn that vision into a realistic idea and then a reality and then, indeed, the new pattern all across society. We need such entrepreneurial leadership at least as much in education and human rights as we do in communications and hotels.



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