Starting a social enterprise? You need to know the community you serve. My friends at Echoing Green want to encourage you to do this by offering $500 for the best strategy. You have until August 8th to submit your idea on how that $500 could make a difference. That's one week. So on your bike and off you go . . .
How well do you know the people who will be on the receiving end of the good work you want to do? What are their strengths? What do they like about their community? What would they change? And do they want your help in creating that change? Getting to know the people who will benefit from your work is the first step to effective public service, allowing you to challenge your assumptions and transform altruism into high impact, culturally competent work.
Submit an idea before August 8 for how you would spend $500 to better understand and build deeper relationships with members of the community you most want to serve. Rally your friends and colleagues to give your submission a "thumbs up." Echoing Green