Developed in the frame of SPEED Project
Modules on Social Entrepreneurship
Local Workshops and Non-Formal Education Methods for Social Entrepreneurship
A set of generic and specific sessions, tools, theories and methodologies thought for the development of skills, knowledge and abilities on the components of Social Entrepeneurships. Interesting information to be used in trainings, sessionis and local activities with youth and local communities.
Other Open Educational Resources
Media Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Edited by Michelle Ferrier & Elizabeth Mays
This is a modular open textbook designed for entrepreneurial journalism, media innovation, and related courses. Download it here
Social Entrepreneurship Education Resource Handbook
The Handbook is designed to provide an array of rich resources at your fingertips, which you can either read section by section, or pick up as a reference guide when you have specific questions. Originally designed for faculty members interested in teaching social entrepreneurship, this Handbook was revised this year to include uses and applications for administrators eager to advance social entrepreneurship at their colleges and universities, students interested in launching their own social ventures and plugging into relevant opportunities, and practitioners of social entrepreneurship with an interest in higher education programs.
Acumen Fund – Venture capital fund that invests in social entrepreneurs, including both nonprofit and for-profit initiatives. Acumen’s focus is on projects that aid the “bottom-of-the-pyramid” poor.
Ashoka – Ashoka identifies and invests in leading social entrepreneurs with ideas for change in their communities, supporting the individual, idea and institution through all phases of their career.
Echoing Green – Provides seed funding and support to social entrepreneurs with bold ideas for social change. Offers a two-year fellowship program and provides hands-on support.
Good Capital – Venture capital firm that provides funding for both nonprofit and for-profit initiatives in the areas of economic opportunity, fair trade, health care, and education.
New Profit – Venture capital fund that invests in social entrepreneurs, typically nonprofits in the areas of education, minority rights, and global poverty.
Nonprofit Finance Fund – Offers loans, lines of credit, and financial consulting to nonprofits. Also serves as a broker to help nonprofits raise large amounts of capital.
npEnterprise Forum – Free online discussion group for practitioners of social enterprise, with over 7000 members.
RSF Social Finance – Provides loans of $250,000 to $5 million to both nonprofit and for-profit social ventures. Also awards grants to nonprofit initiatives.
Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship – Hosts the annual Social Entrepreneurs’ Summit, co-sponsors the annual Social Capitalist Awards, and co-sponsors the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum.
Skoll Foundation – Invests in, connects, and empowers social entrepreneurs. Skoll Awards provide grant financing to established projects. Hosts the annual Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship.
Social Edge – Free online discussion forum, newsletter, and other resources for social entrepreneurs.
Social Enterprise Alliance – Membership network for social entrepreneurs in both the nonprofit and for-profit sectors. Hosts the annual Social Enterprise Summit and a comprehensive online Knowledge Center open to non-members.
Social Venture Network – Membership network for leading social entrepreneurs, primarily for-profit CEO’s, nonprofit founders and executive directors, and social investors. Hosts two annual gatherings and an online Tools & Best Practices library open to non-members.