As you may recall, in early June, during the second meeting of Fondacio Chile's Extended Pastoral Assembly, the decis
Combining economic and social aspects to encourage the emergence of projects that bring hope.
Development and solidarity projects are at the heart of Fondacio's identity and mission. It is a question of entering into dialogue and in relation to the most pressing needs of people in great vulnerability, "at the geographical and existential peripheries".
To ensure the sustainability and growth of projects, while respecting the autonomy of each individual, Fondacio wishes to develop new modalities of action based on partnership with other structures and the search for economic viability. This is the Social Business approach.
Undertaking for the common good
Social Business is shifting the usual focus away from the financing of development or solidarity projects based solely on philanthropy. The entrepreneurial logic applied to the resolution of societal problems opens new avenues for the consolidation of project means of action and their change of scale.
This type of social innovation can take different forms aimed at self-financing actions: income-generating activities, social entrepreneurship, social investment funds or models involving different public, private and associative partners.
This is an approach that Fondacio wishes to promote, in particular by developing synergies and exchanges of good practices between projects and countries.
Encourage meetings between stakeholders
Faced with the scale of societal challenges, the responses to be provided must be co-constructed by associations, private and public actors who often do not have the experience of collaborating together. Fostering cooperation frameworks between these different stakeholders, while respecting the role and responsibility of each one, is part of Fondacio's mission.
This role of active ferment within a coalition of actors, as close as possible to the field, is sometimes the essential contribution of Fondacio's contribution, even if it is less visible.
Provide inspired leadership
Fondacio awakens people to the spirit of enterprise, in boldness and humility. Cultivating leadership also means encouraging a quality of presence for oneself and others that influences one's environment by generating momentum and making a concrete commitment to the common good.
Authentic leaders are constantly on a path of transformation that detaches them from their ego and connects them to others and nature, and also to the beyond themselves. They draw their inspiration from it as a source of energy and initiative to move forward, change the world and bring hope.