Donors and social entrepreneurs: An evolving partnership

Donors are increasingly exploring how to put their money to work in supporting entrepreneurs — sometimes that means funds to test an idea or explore scale and access to networks. But the financing often comes with strings attached, prompting the question: When should social enterprises seek donor funding?

About the author

  • Naki B. Mendoza

    Naki is a former reporter, he covered the intersection of business and international development. Prior to Devex he was a Latin America reporter for Energy Intelligence covering corporate investments and political risks in the region’s energy sector. His previous assignments abroad have posted him throughout Europe, South America, and Australia.