In the nation’s capital, people go to work every day at odds with each other. Corporate lobbyists try to convince legislators to ease regulations and decrease taxes, while government regulators work to ensure that corporate power does not go unchecked. Advocates reach out to citizens across the country to speak out against corporate greed and government corruption. Nonprofit service providers fill in the gaps that government and corporations have ignored or haven’t yet seen. All the while, the region’s residents work to get by in a tumultuous economy, seemingly with no help but that from their neighbors.
Instead of heightening these divisions, UnSectored imagines a world where people recognize social change is the responsibility of all sectors—nonprofits, for-profits, and government. It’s a simple thought, but not one that is reflected in the media nor in the global system built up around us.
In the shadow of the nation’s Capitol, there are those working towards social change in ways that cut across sectors and elevate the dialogue beyond a sectored paradigm. This site is a place where those individuals and organizations come together to share thoughts and learn from each other. This unified community in the National Capital Region will be an example for others across the country to follow.
This blog isn’t about nonprofits. It isn’t about for-profits, or about government. Not social entrepreneurship, nor social enterprise, nor social innovation. It’s about using the tools around us to solve the problems before us. It’s about seeing the world in a different way, creating a more connected society to live in, and a better life for all.