It’s about caring:
Despite all the buzz and hype about supporting the “social entrepreneur”, well-funded agencies and most salaried council officers still seem to want little to do with them. For all the talk about pro-am’s and social entrepreneurs, it’s almost as if doing something very well, and with energy, and on a shoestring voluntary basis, is seen to be a sort of personal insult to those in the public-sector. Perhaps the real problem is not the implied threat to their funding streams or the risk of a healthy free-market in delivery forms. Rather; at base it’s simply that the passions of social entrepreneurs throw a cruel spotlight on the ‘don’t really care, just going through the motions‘ attitude of too many public-sector employees.