Rob Katz

Go Beyond Profit

Are you ready to go beyond profit, to explore the range of social enterprise? If you’re reading, the answer is probably yes. In this case, you’re in luck – a new magazine just launched, targeting this very niche (beyond profit, beyond charity – the missing middle.)

Unsurprisingly entitled Beyond Profit, it is a media project of Intellecap, the social enterprise knowledge and business incubator with offices in Hyderabad, Mumbai and Palo Alto. The inaugural issue is currently available for a special free preview, and if you hurry up, you can get a free 1-year subscription via their web site.

Why bother with another magazine, you ask? Admittedly, this is not The Economist or even Stanford Social Innovation Review, but what Beyond Profit may lack in editorial panache it more than makes up for through its coverage areas. The magazine includes regular features on the latest deals, a social sector outlook, and media updates. The inaugural issue includes articles by social sector leaders Antony Bugg-Levine (Rockefeller Foundation), Linda Rottenberg (Endeavor), Pamela Hartigan (Oxford University), and Greg Dees (Duke University).

There’s also a fantastic piece by Chris White, entitled “The Questions at the Bottom of the Pyramid”, which I strongly recommend.

At the end of the day, Beyond Profit is worth a look, and a subscription. There aren’t enough places to find good content in this space, so I for one am thrilled to welcome Editor Lindsay Clinton and her top-notch team to the fold.

Editor’s note – despite the indication that there is a free preview issue of Beyond Profit available, I am unable to access it myself. Stay tuned for a link…

Updated May 1, 2009: The link is working: Happy reading!