Jacob Lief: “Why Can’t We Sell Charity Like We Sell Perfume?”
by Rachel L. West, MSW, LMSW
The Political Social Worker
This push for nonprofits to behave like corporations leaves a bad taste in my mouth. I don’t have a problem with social entrepreneurship. I think that there is a lot of good that can come out of that. I also do not see social enterprises as being the same thing or as a replacement for non-profits. However, this concept that NPOs need to start acting like for-profit business is concerning and, I believe, could be bad for the individuals and communities that the organizations serve.
What do you think?