Explore the links below to find out about other social entrepreneurs and stay up to date on the latest developments in the field.
Note: PBS and FRONTLINE/World have received funding from the Skoll Foundation to provide educational resources and celebrate the achievements of social entrepreneurs. This list of links includes some of these resources and notes this source of funding where applicable.
Profiles and Principles
How to Be a Successful Social Entrepreneur
This article describes a social entrepreneurial business started by teenaged siblings and provides five tips for how youth can combine their interests in business and public service to have a huge impact on their communities.
The New Heroes
See if your students have what it takes to be a social entrepreneur with the online activity, Build a Socially Conscious Business. Then, take a quiz to find out which social issues most inspire your students to take action. This site also features descriptions of a dozen social entrepreneurs and their projects, as well as details on historical figures who brought about important social changes. (Funded in part by the Skoll Foundation)
NOW: Enterprising Ideas
Read in-depth profiles and watch video featuring social entrepreneurs who use business strategies for humanitarian purposes. In addition, a Tools & Tips section provides resources to help get socially-conscious business ideas off the ground. (Funded by the Skoll Foundation)
The Online NewsHour: Venture Philanthropy
This December 2000 story from The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer describes the economic and business principles behind the activities of some social entrepreneurs.
The Past, Present, and Future of Social Entrepreneurship
This scholarly interview from Duke University’s Center for Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship is a useful resource for educators to increase their background knowledge on the development and evolution of social entrepreneurship.
Online Communities for Social Entrepreneurs
This "by social entrepreneurs – for entrepreneurs" site from the Skoll Foundation features inspirational stories, practical advice, networking tools, and other resources designed to connect social entrepreneurs with one another.
Social Innovations Conversations
This podcasting channel from the Stanford Graduate School of Business is an open and collaborative space that captures and shares the ideas of inspiring social entrepreneurs. Optional registration allows you to post reactions to podcasts, receive personalized podcasting recommendations, set up a listening queue, and more.
Organizations That Support Social Entrepreneurs
This global venture fund, "seeks to prove that small amounts of philanthropic capital, combined with large doses of business acumen, can build thriving enterprises that serve vast numbers of the poor."
This association helps social entrepreneurs through financial assistance, networking, and other support services.
Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship
This organization connects social entrepreneurs with leaders from the business, public, academic, and media sectors.
This foundation provides funding for social entrepreneurs, networking services, academic studies, and supports the production of video programs and resources that feature the work of social entrepreneurs (including major funding of FRONTLINE/World’s reporting on social entrepreneurs).
SAGE: Students for the Advancement of Global Entrepreneurship
This non-profit organization has an annual contest for high schoolers worldwide that challenges student teams to create entrepreneurial ventures that make the world a better place.
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