• Advocacy, Community

Social entrepreneurship gets its due

Freelancers Union Executive Director Sara Horowitz recently attended a White House event on social entrepreneurship in which President Obama commended innovative nonprofit organizations and outlined a plan for the nonprofit, government, and private sectors to work together to reach sustainable solutions for pressing issues affecting our communities. During the event, President Obama said that "there is no such thing as a lost cause if you are willing to be creative and challenge the conventional wisdom and take some risks." (Sounds very Freelancers Union-ian, right?) Freelancers Union, founded in 1995 (as Working Today), has been a part of the burgeoning social entrepreneurship movement. This recent event, however, has really been pivotal, in that national leaders are finally recognizing how essential the "pioneering spirit" of each of these organizations is. Fist bump to Obama. (Click the photo on the left to catch a glimpse of Sara's visit.)