Singapore Social Innovators’ Forum and Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award, 2007

KK attended the Social Innovators’ Forum (December 14 & 15, 2007) organized by the Social Innovation Park in conjunction with the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship. Here are his insights from the trip and the inspiring stories of the three finalists in the Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2007.

Social Venture Partners – The Venture Capital Approach to Philanthropy

When someone has a huge sum of money for charitable causes, he can set up a foundation with its own mission and full-time staff to manage it. For the ordinary folks who are occasional donors, they could only make the donations and hope for the best. But what about those in between these two extremes? There is a full spectrum of people with varying degree of wealth, knowledge, expertise and dedication to social causes. Beside donation, is there a better way to give?