Social Enterprise Resources

Have you been hearing the words “social innovation”, “impact investing”, and “SROI” often? Interested in social entrepreneurship and don’t know where to start (or exactly what it means)?

Take a look at these resources and organizations for a grounding in social enterprise:

Stanford Social Innovation Review, published by the Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society

Social Innovation Guide Knowledge, a Canadian initiative

Bmeaningful, a resource for finding social impact careers

MaRS Impact Investing, a centre designed to increase awareness of social finance

The Social Enterpreneur, a podcast that interviews founders of social enterprises: search on the podcast app on your phone

ReWork, an online job platform for meaningful work

Pillar Nonprofit & Innovation Works: Pillar fosters social innovation, cross-sector collaboration, and its nonprofit member organizations. Innovation Works is one of its initiatives: a co-working space in London that is a hub for social innovators.

Acumen: offers free courses such as Social Entrepreneurship 101, Business Models for Social Enterprise, Lean Startup Principles for Social Impact, etc.

Hopefully these resources are useful for you as you embark on a journey toward global impact. The social impact space is attracting greater interest, funding, and publicity than ever before, and it is an exciting niche to explore as you hone in on your personal and professional purpose.

This article was contributed by Jasmine Wang.