Skoll Foundation

The Skoll Foundation catalyzes transformational social change by investing in, connecting, and championing social entrepreneurs and other social innovators who together advance bold and equitable solutions to the world’s most pressing problems.

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SOCAP Global

SOCAP convenes a global ecosystem and marketplace—social entrepreneurs, investors, foundation and nonprofit leaders, government and policy leaders, creators, corporations, academics, and beyond—through live and digital experiences that educate, spur conversation, and inspire investment in positive impact.

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Impact Hub

The Impact Hub Network is a community (16,000+ members) and accelerator for positive change with 100+ locations across five continents, in more than 50 countries. Impact Hub supports building ecosystems to drive collaboration and entrepreneurial innovation around the Global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through locally rooted Impact Hubs, as well as with partners and allied networks.

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Ashoka

Ashoka identifies and supports the world’s leading social entrepreneurs, learns from the patterns in their innovations, and mobilizes a global community that embraces these new frameworks to build an “everyone a changemaker” world.

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Social Venture Circle

Social Venture Circle (SVC) connects, empowers, and finances entrepreneurs, investors, capacity-builders, and policy makers in a powerful, diverse, and inclusive network.

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Common Future

Common Future (formerly BALLE) is a network of leaders (re)building an economy that includes everyone. Initiatives—including Social Entrepreneur in Residence and Fellowship programs—are designed to shift capital into communities, uplift local leaders, and accelerate the development of equitable economies.

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Zebras Unite

Zebras Unite was the first group I am aware of that thoroughly articulated the case for championing ‘small’ business, flipping the classic paradigm of the ‘Unicorn’ entrepreneur/venture in their groundbreaking article “Zebras Fix What Unicorns Break” (essential reading, if you have not already seen it).

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Echoing Green

Through Fellowships and other innovative leadership initiatives, Echoing Green spots emerging leaders and invests deeply in their success to accelerate their impact. Echoing Green provides seed-funding and leadership development to a new class of Fellows every year and welcomes them into a lifelong community of leaders.

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SHEEO

I cannot say enough good things about SHEEO as a resource and community for women and non-binary entrepreneurs and those who wish to support them. Even better, SHEEO is international, not just in Canada, and there is a massive amount of content available online.

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Social Venture Institute

As discussed in the book, SVI is my ‘spiritual home’ as a social entrepreneur. It is a community dedicated to social justice, sustainability and all manner of impact. It’s a series of conferences and related social events, as well as a vibrant and very useful email list that goes out to its likeminded alumni. Readers may also enjoy connecting with its sibling, Social Change Institute (SCI), which is more oriented towards non-profits. SVI Women is equally highly recommended.

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