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Connect and share resources with the leading knowledge platform for social change innovators. Learn from leaders on social entrepreneurship and engage, collaborate and contribute on topics that will help you grow your social enterprise.

With more than 1,000 resources on social entrepreneurship and a variety of topics, regional content and careers in social impact, we are growing the platform to engage and support learning. This platform creates an interactive experience for social entrepreneurs and stakeholders in systems change including governments, donors, academics and private sector leaders. This is achieved through sharing social entrepreneurship concepts, guiding learning opportunities, jobs, online courses and resources on best practices in social innovation.

Topics for the Entrepreneurial Journey

Each social entrepreneur’s journey is unique. There are a lot of different paths that a social entrepreneur can take when launching a venture that is focused on social impact. As you find your path, there are four stages that can help and guide you on your journey.

These four stages are based on the flow of the development of a social venture:

Entrepreneurial Journey step one

Learn about being a changemaker, understanding social problems from a social entrepreneurial and social innovative perspective

Entrepreneurial Journey step two

Deep dive into design thinking, identifying the SDGs to pursue, developing a theory of change, creating a social business model

Entrepreneurial Journey step three

Building relationships with stakeholders, deciding on legal structures, administrative challenges, capacity building and fundraising

Entrepreneurial Journey step four

Driving social innovation at scale involves shifting dominant culture while updating and evolving social impact measurement strategies


Be on the lookout for more topics and collaborations for the platform.

Social entrepreneurship

Introduction to Social Entrepreneurship



social innovation

Social Innovation

theory of systems change

Theory of Change

design thinking

Design Thinking

systems thinking for social change

Systems Thinking for Social Change

stakeholders communities customers and partners

Stakeholders: Communities, Customers & Partners

social business models

Social Business Models

fundraising for a social venture

Fundraising for a Social Venture

SDGs wheel

Sustainable Development Goals

scaling social impact

Scaling Social Impact

legal structures for social ventures

Legal Structures for Social Ventures

Regional Content

You can explore social innovation resources by regions of the world. We aim to harness the experience of social innovators to work together at local, national and regional levels. The collective action of all regions will result in the acceleration of the SDGs by 2030.





North Asia

North Asia

South Asia

South Asia



North America

North America

South America

South America

Australia Oceania

Australia / Oceania

Collaboration Resources

We believe that by working together in true collaboration, the SDGs will be progressed. Catalyst 2030 emphasises collaborative action. Firstly among social entrepreneurs, and secondly, with other stakeholders including donors/funders, the private sector and governments who are focused on systems change at all levels. Learn more by visiting our collaborative resources page.

Developing an Enabling Environment for Social Entrepreneurs to Flourish

For social entrepreneurs to flourish, developing an enabling environment includes understanding the role of social entrepreneurs. The responsiveness and scale of funding available is key to fueling social entrepreneurial capacity, as are improvements in governmental policies, developing new frameworks and building sustainability practices at the country level. This is important so that governments, bilaterals/multilaterals, and donors also get access to social change innovators and their solutions. Finally, developing an enabling environment includes the role of communities which are central in helping social ventures to achieve their mission.

The need to create an enabling environment comes from the current playing field that heavily favours established large entities, and their approaches to change are not necessarily built upon the knowledge and experience of those close to the issue. Governments, bilaterals/multilaterals, and donors must have access to social change innovators and their solutions.

Learn more about creating an enabling environment, by linking to the Social Change Innovators Enable section.

Social Entrepreneurs

Social Innovation Stories

Social Innovation Stories

The systems learning series

Systems Learning Series

Case studies

Case Studies




Case for governments to support social ventures

Case for Governments to Support Social Ventures

working with goverment

Working with Governments

policy changes

Policy Change




donors supporting social ventures

Case for Donors to Support Social Ventures

shifting funding paradigms

Shifting the Funding Paradigm

funding opportunities

Funding Opportunities

Private Sector

private sector to supporting social ventures

Case for Private Sector to support Social Ventures

business procurement

Business Procurement

how to engage with the private sector

Engaging with the Private Sector


research on social enterprises

Research on Social Enterprise

academic resources about social innovation

Academic Resources

courses on systems change

Course Models and Syllabi

Share your Resources

We would love you to share your own social innovation resources, articles, videos or websites to increase social entrepreneurs’ learning. Register on the website to upload your own learnings of regional or global best practices.

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