Gem of the day

The third sector grew out of the need to counterbalance the extraordinary influence of the private sector on economy, society and environment.

Which is why it's not surprising that:

a. Most NGO models don't work very effectively (see 1970s tactics: write to your congressman? sign a petition?)
b. When NGOs try to harness the ways of doing business that, well, most businesses use, but with a goal of affecting positive change, they often get into awkward territory

Maybe the best way to rethink sectors is the reality that everyone is an activist now.

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