I believe there are special kinds of people and organizations that could take the HopeQuestGlobal social business challenge and start a business, who are generally not known for starting businesses. I will list some here and challenge those who fit my description to join our team, then they can prove that it CAN be done, and perhaps change their future and that of others.
The first unlikely entity to start a business is a child. I am looking for children of any age who want to help nourish the malnourished of the world through our social business model, who want to pick up the Hope Movement banner and spread the word. No, children under age 18 are not eligible according to the terms and conditions of our direct sales international distributor who represents part of our hybrid business model. But why should that stop them? All they have to do is make an agreement with their parent or some supportive adult to get started. The parent or adult will assume the position needed in the company because he or she can qualify for independent distributor status. As soon as that qualification is established a child could go to work recruiting friends, neighbors, relatives and others to join the Hope Movement. The results would be lives nourished and rescued and profits generated for a given child’s family. Just like young people are this culture’s experts on all things digital; they, too, can take initiatives to problem solve as social entrepreneurs. And just like children maneuver the remote control for adults who struggle with the digital age, these same children can be leaders in generating income through a social business.
According to the writings of David Bornstein, he said that the social entrepreneur Veronica Khosa of South Africa “found that youth tended to be overlooked when problems needed to be solved. She found them to be competent, less judgmental than adults, and always eager to help.”
I know, you’re skeptical. But why not give children permission to pick up a social business idea, and the Hope Movement would be a great start.
The next improbable participant is anyone in the disabled community. Now, it’s no secret that many disabled citizens rise to the occasion when called upon. All of us have heard of their various heroic efforts, stories about successfully struggling against the odds, and summits ascended in spite of the obvious upward climb. So my challenge to this incredibly valuable community is that they address the social impact brought through the Hope Movement by becoming a proponent and promoters through our HopeQuestGlobal team. They are the best candidates for participation in recruiting others into helping the most vulnerable of the world. I know that seven to ten percent of the world population constitutes the disabled community, and there are those who can still make efforts to deliver a difference on behalf of others.
And then there’s the ordinary citizen. Though no one is truly ordinary, there are those of us who haven’t fit well into something professionally intensive. Your expertise and mine doesn’t necessarily have the rigor like that of others. But so what! Social entrepreneurship is trying to make its appeal to this large group and mobilize them in underserved markets. The ordinary fits in really well here; they are some of the most qualified, because all we are doing is spreading the word.
The next picture I paint is nonprofit organizations. I have written five blogs on this great group and it is my opinion that they absolutely must diversify with the Hope Movement in mind. Read more about nonprofits at my other blogs, but I challenge nonprofit leaders to come aboard. I would like to see a nonprofit organization prove that new levels of fundraising can be accomplished on their behalf because of their involvement in the Hope Movement.
The Hope Movement has to happen. And it can happen through children and teens, the disabled and handicapped, the ordinary citizen, and nonprofit organizations. If you are a part of any of these groups in reality or by implication you are invited to accept the challenge to become a part of the Hope Movement. Our marketing support team provides many resources to make it very possible.
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