Norman Macrae -The Economist pro-youth economist -bravo sir fazle abed & jack ma
when bill drayton was inspired by Norman Macrae's 1976 survey to coin social entrepreneur in 1978 he didnt include the fundamental entrepreneurial value of a sustainable business model in his definition opf what contstitutes social entrepreneur
the result is that many social entrepreneur networks accdientally greenwash those trying to advance social business modeling
this list is priceless- you cant apply to thomson's foundation as an entrepreneurial support network unless you apply thorogh one of thsee social entrepreneurs
Blue Ridge Foundation New York identifies innovative, high-potential ideas and helps transform them into institutions that demonstrate practical, effective solutions to social problems.
Our work is about realizing possibilities - recognizing promising strategies for social impact and helping to bring them to fruition.
Our mission is to help develop effective strategies for connecting people living in high poverty communities to the opportunities, resources, and support that they need to fulfil their full potential.
The Foundation's mission is to strengthen the capacity of women entrepreneurs in countries where they lack equal opportunities so they can grow their businesses and become greater contributors to their economies.
Women with economic security and independence have greater control over their own and their children's lives.
Economic empowerment also gives women an influential voice in tackling injustice and discrimination in their own communities and in wider society.
The Desert Peoples Centre is a joint venture formed by Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education (BIITE) and the Centre for Appropriate Technology (CAT). It was established as an organisational expression of the commitment of both organisations to work together to develop better, innovative links between education and training and other services to achieve more positive and sustainable outcomes for Indigenous Australians, particularly residents of Desert Australia.
The Desert Peoples Centre has initiated the establishment of a Social Enterprise Hub, to LINK, GROW and NAVIGATE the social enterprise sector and its contribution to the social economy in Central Australia.
To accelerate social change, Echoing Green invests in and supports outstanding emerging social entrepreneurs to launch new organizations that deliver bold, high-impact solutions. Through a two-year fellowship program, we help our network of visionaries develop new solutions to society's most difficult problems. These social entrepreneurs and their organizations work to solve deeply-rooted social, environmental, economic, and political inequities to ensure equal access and to help all individuals reach their potential. To date, Echoing Green has invested over $28 million in seed funding to over 470 social entrepreneurs and their innovative organizations.
FYSE's mission is to increase the impact of social entrepreneurs by engaging key change agents in an entrepreneurial ecosystem. By pursuing a range of strategies FYSE provides a unique blend of resources, networks and funding to a portfolio of carefully selected social entrepreneurs who have the potential to significantly address social and environmental challenges.
To achieve systematic social impact we are driving a distinctive three-pronged social impact strategy:
Grameen Foundation USA empowers the world's poorest people to escape poverty through access to financial services and practical technology. Founded in 1997 by a group of friends who were inspired by the work of Muhammad Yunus and the Grameen Bank in Bangladesh, our innovations, programs and resources have helped more than 45 million people in Sub Saharan Africa, Asia, the Arab World, and the Americas begin their journey out of poverty. With microfinance and technology as our foundation, we connect people and local institutions across the globe that share our vision of shattering the barriers for the billion people trying to live on less than a dollar a day.
NESsT works to solve critical social problems in emerging market countries by developing and supporting social enterprises that strengthen civil society organizations' financial sustainability and maximize their social impact.
NESsT achieves its mission by combining the tools and strategies of business entrepreneurship with the mission and values of nonprofit entrepreneurship to support the development of social enterprises in emerging democracies worldwide.
The Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship is a not-for-profit, independent and neutral organization, founded in 1998, with the purpose to advance social entrepreneurship and to foster social entrepreneurs as an important catalyst for societal innovation and progress. The Foundation is under the legal supervision of the Swiss Federal Government and is headquartered in Cologny-Geneva, Switzerland. The Foundation provides unparalleled platforms at the national, regional and global levels for leading social innovators that highlight social entrepreneurship as a key element to address social and ecological problems in an innovative, sustainable and effective way.
Shanghai Social Innovation Park, initiated by Shanghai Civil Affairs Bureau, is an impartial, not-for-profit organization based in Shanghai that incubates social entrepreneurs worldwide to bring positive innovations to lives and societies.
The Skoll Centre is a leading academic entity for the advancement of social entrepreneurship worldwide. We foster innovative social transformation through education, research, and collaboration. We accomplish this by:
The Skoll Foundation was created by Jeff Skoll in 1999 to pursue his vision of a sustainable, peaceful and prosperous world. Jeff believes that strategic investments in the right people can lead to lasting social change. The Skoll Foundation's mission is to drive large-scale change by investing in, connecting and celebrating social entrepreneurs and other innovators dedicated to solving the world's most pressing problems. By identifying the people and programs already bringing positive change around the world, the Skoll Foundation empowers them to extend their reach, deepen their impact and fundamentally improve society.
Since 2007, Social Venture Group has been working to transform China through high impact philanthropy. Our multinational, bi-lingual team has extensive experience navigating the Chinese social sector and has developed a large database of high impact grassroots nonprofits across China.
Our mission is to multiply the impact of philanthropy in China by offering advisory services, education and advocacy.
Social Ventures Australia (SVA) is a non-profit organisation established in 2002 by The Benevolent Society, The Smith Family, WorkVentures and AMP Foundation. SVA invests in social change by helping increase the impact and build the sustainability of those in the social sector. Our investments are focused on high potential organisations that are fostering solutions to some of the most pressing challenges facing our community.
SVHK aims at supporting the innovative social enterprises with financial, intellectual and network resources. It is the first venture philanthropy organizations mobilizing the young professionals in diverse disciplines to contribute the expertise and network to the social enterprises. Our vision is to realize social entrepreneurship with significant showcases and to leverage all sectors especially business practitioners to achieve social goals. We deeply believe the social entrepreneurship will make profound changes to improve the society with high efficiency, effectiveness and sustainability.
Teach For America is the national corps of outstanding recent college graduates of all academic majors and career interests who commit two years to teach in urban and rural public schools and become leaders in the effort to expand educational opportunity. Our mission is to build the movement to eliminate educational inequity by enlisting our nation's most promising future leaders in the effort.
Teach For America has a history of alumni social entrepreneurs who were motivated by their corps experience. They have pioneered trendsetting alternative school models, created new leadership cohorts, and merged business and social goals through hybrid ventures, all while challenging the status quo and forcing competitors to follow suit.
Teach For America created the Social Entrepreneurship Initiative to help even more alumni design launch new, game-changing ventures that target educational inequity at a systemic level.
Climbing out of poverty in the developing world takes more than hard work; it takes economic opportunities. Entrepreneurs create these opportunities by identifying and capitalizing on good business ideas. TechnoServe helps them turn their visions into reality.
TechnoServe helps entrepreneurial men and women in poor areas of the developing world to build businesses that create income, opportunity and economic growth for their families, their communities and their countries.
UnLtd's mission is to reach out and unleash the energies of people who can transform the world in which they live. We call these people social entrepreneurs. UnLtd is a charitable organisation set up by seven leading organisations that promote social entrepreneurship. UnLtd wants to support and develop the role of social entrepreneurs as a force for positive change in the United Kingdom.
UnLtd India is a launch pad for social entrepreneurs in India. We find, fund and support exceptional individuals whose ideas, passion and entrepreneurial skills can bring about long-term solutions to India's social problems.
We're different because we engage before almost all other support organisations, and because we offer entrepreneurs a complete ecosystem of seed funding, incubation support and co-working space with which to launch their ventures.
Although much progress has been made in South Africa since 1994, for many people life has not changed. UnLtd South Africa aims to support individuals who have ideas on how to solve the BIG social challenges like poverty alleviation, job creation, health provision, provision of quality education, and the protection of children and the environment.
UnLtd South Africa is a comfortable home for early-stage social entrepreneurs. We find, fund and support exceptional individuals with interesting ideas to develop sustainable, high-impact social enterprises. We engage with them from start-up through to investment readiness with a package of financial and non-financial support tailor-made for each individual.