Applying market-based strategies to social problems

For profit alternatives to the traditional nonprofit corporation

In 2012 the California legislature created two new classes of corporations for businesses that seek to pursue both profit and purpose: Benefit Corporations and Flexible Purpose Corporations.  Here are some articles that explain what they are and how they work: offers powerful tools for start-up social enterprises, an extensive library of compelling video interviews with a diverse group of thought leaders, and a way to connect with others in this movement

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