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Social Enterprise Resources

Search Terms

There is a large and growing support infrastructure for social entrepreneurs. Here are some terms to use in your search engine to connect with some of the key organizations and people.

Conferences

Columbia Social Enterprise Conference
Harvard Social Enterprise Conference
Net Impact
NYU-Northeastern Social Entrepreneurship Conference
Skoll World Forum
SOCAP

Consulting firms

Accenture Development Partners
Bain Social and Public Sector
Bridgespan
Community Wealth Partners
Consulting Within Reach
Deloitte/Monitor Institute
FSG
McKinsey Social Sector
Mission Measurement
Root Cause
Social Impact Consultants
SustainAbility
Strategic Good

Corporate Social Responsibility

B-Corps and B Lab
Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship
Business Fights Poverty
BSR
FSG Shared Value Initiative
Harvard Kennedy School Corporate Responsibility Initiative
Net Impact
Volans

Design Thinking

DC Design Thinkers Met-up
Dalberg Design Impact Group
Design Thinkers Academy
IDEO
Stanford d.School
University Virginia Darden/Batten Institute for Entrepreneurship Education

Fellowship Programs

Acumen Fellows
Ashoka
Atlas Service Corps
Echoing Green
Halycon
Social Impact 360
StartingBloc

Jobs

Idealist
Check out jobs boards related to your specific area of interest (corporate social responsibility, Devex, for-profit jobs that give back, green jobs, international development, social change, etc)

Startup Accelerators and Incubators

1776
Harvard i-Lab
Impact Hub
Unreasonable Institute
Village Capital

Support Organizations

Acumen
Admitting Failure
Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs
AU Center for Innovation in the Capital
Endeavor
Grameen
IRIS
Law for Change
Management Center
NGO Management Association Switzerland
Omidyar Network
Rapid Results Institute
Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship
Skoll World Forum
Social Enterprise Alliance
Social Venture Network
Transformative Action Institute
USAID Global Development Lab

Thought Leaders

Lucy Bernholtz
Matthew Bishop
Gordon Bloom
David Bornstein
Duke Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship
Bill Drayton
Robert Egger
William McDonough
Hauser Institute for Civil Society at Harvard Kennedy School
Michael Porter
Eric Ries
Stanford Center for Social Innovation
Stanford Social Innovation Review