Letter in Style Weekly: “Social Entrepreneurs” Should Be Applauded

Letter in Style Weekly: “Social Entrepreneurs” Should Be Applauded

C. Mason Gates responds to an article in Style Weekly (“Nonprofit Margins,” News & Features, Aug. 22, 2007) which casts doubt on Impact Makers’ business model.

I  found the attempt to dress the business of Impact Makers in a cloak of  drama and skepticism in poor taste (“Nonprofit Margins,” News &  Features, Aug. 22). Though I’ve never had professional interaction with  the organization, I’ve had the pleasure to meet Michael Pirron and  found the business model that is apparently in question to be  fascinating and noble. I applaud the efforts of him and his colleagues to explore socially conscious, for-profit ventures and partnerships.