At Cathryn Hrudicka & Associates/Creative Sage™, we value giving back to the world…
This is truly the Era of the Social Entrepreneur—businesses are partnering with nonprofit organizations all over the world to make a difference for everyone. Our company is involved in a number of projects and programs that are helping to alleviate poverty and provide entrepreneurial training on local and global levels. We’ll keep you posted on what we’re doing as the year goes on.
At Cathryn Hrudicka & Associates/Creative Sage™, we not only help corporations and small businesses gain visibility and new clients—we also work with social entrepreneur programs, nonprofit organizations, trade associations, foundations and other philanthropic organizations. In addition to mentoring them in the areas of public relations and marketing, we also provide fundraising and grant writing services, conduct individual donor campaigns, produce special events, and facilitate strategic planning retreats for staff and board members.
We offer executive coaching and management consulting services through our company branch, Creative Sage™, and we design innovation programs to solve organizational problems. We also help put together successful partnerships between social entrepreneurs, nonprofits and philanthropic organizations.
For more information, contact us and tell us what kind of assistance you may need for your organization or program. We bring your message to the world, and the world to you!
Why is it particularly the Era of the Social Entrepreneur? One clear sign was the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to Muhammad Yunus and the Grameen Bank in October, 2006. This is an official recognition that solving the problems of poverty also solves the problems of creating lasting peace. Here’s the official press release, from:
The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided to award the Nobel Peace Prize for 2006, divided into two equal parts, to Muhammad Yunus and Grameen Bank for their efforts to create economic and social development from below. Lasting peace can not be achieved unless large population groups find ways in which to break out of poverty. Micro-credit is one such means. Development from below also serves to advance democracy and human rights.
Muhammad Yunus has shown himself to be a leader who has managed to translate visions into practical action for the benefit of millions of people, not only in Bangladesh, but also in many other countries. Loans to poor people without any financial security had appeared to be an impossible idea. From modest beginnings three decades ago, Yunus has, first and foremost through Grameen Bank, developed micro-credit into an ever more important instrument in the struggle against poverty. Grameen Bank has been a source of ideas and models for the many institutions in the field of micro-credit that have sprung up around the world.
Every single individual on earth has both the potential and the right to live a decent life. Across cultures and civilizations, Yunus and Grameen Bank have shown that even the poorest of the poor can work to bring about their own development.Micro-credit has proved to be an important liberating force in societies where women in particular have to struggle against repressive social and economic conditions. Economic growth and political democracy can not achieve their full potential unless the female half of humanity participates on an equal footing with the male.Yunus’s long-term vision is to eliminate poverty in the world. That vision can not be realised by means of micro-credit alone. But Muhammad Yunus and Grameen Bank have shown that, in the continuing efforts to achieve it, micro-credit must play a major part.
You may also want to visit our Squidoo lens on Social Entrepreneurship, with many great resources for nonprofit organizations, social entrepreneurs, and philanthropic companies.
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