Introduction to Social Entrepreneurship
Social entrepreneurship is the work of a social entrepreneur, someone who recognizes a social problem and uses entrepreneurial processes to organize, create and manage a non-profit, for-profit, or hybrid venture to address it.
The Wikipedia entry for social entrepreneurship notes:
Successful social entrepreneurs are adept at creating and introducing new ideas, processes and products into existing systems. Overtime, the impact of these new ideas and actions is strengthened by connections to institutional entrepreneurship.