Social Entrepreneurship


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This is a global organization that identifies and invests in leading social entrepreneurs.
The Schwab Foundation for Social They provide unparalleled platforms at the country, regional and global levels that highlight social entrepreneurship as a key element to advance societies and address social problems in an innovative and effective manner.

Net Impact

An international nonprofit organization with a mission to inspire, educate, and equip individuals to use the power of business to create a more socially and environmentally sustainable world.
Fast Company: Check out Fast Company/Monitor Group Social Capitalist Awards 2007, highlighting 43 entrepreneurs who are using the disciplines of the corporate world to tackle daunting social problems.

Echoing Green

Through a two-year fellowship program, this organization helps passionate social entrepreneurs develop new solutions to some of society’s most difficult problems.

Civic Ventures

Founded by social entrepreneurs, Civic Ventures is a think tank and an incubator, generating ideas and inventing programs to help society achieve the greatest return on experience. Civic Ventures brings together older adults with a passion for service and helps stimulate opportunities for using their talents to advance the greater good.

Draper Richards Foundation

Provides fellowships to help outstanding people create wide-reaching social change by offering funding and business mentoring to social entrepreneurs beginning nonprofit organizations.

Kauffman Foundation eVenturing

Provides original articles, written by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs, and aggregates “the best of the best” content on the Web related to starting and running high-impact companies.

Social Enterprise Alliance

Dedicated to providing support and resources to social entrepreneurs.

National Center for Social Entrepreneurs

Seeks to increase the effectiveness and financial self-sufficiency of the nonprofit sector by helping nonprofits think and act in a more entrepreneurial manner.