A new breed of entrepreneurs and enterprises are emerging whose operations directly provide a net benefit to society. Some of these organizations are traditionally for-profit and some are non-profit. Now there is also a "third way." Thirty-two states (with 5 in process) have passed enabling legislation for "benefit corporations", aka social purpose or flexible purpose corporations that allow a dual chartered social and financial mission. All are passionate about solving social problems. We believe that businesses can have both strong financial sustainability and positive social impact. Our goal is to chronicle these extraordinary organizations; their supportive community, including educational, training, and fundraising resources; and provide an intellectual and supportive forum to assist emerging social entrepreneurs build organizations that expand this sector. We hope you’ll be inspired, share your own stories, share useful resources, and join the conversation as we help social entrepreneurs build the world we want to live in.