Patricelli Center

Social Entrepreneurship Resource Center

A library of links and resources. This section is a work in progress. Tell us how to improve it.

Get Acclimated & Get Inspired

Some of the major players in the field. They promote awareness, influence policy, cultivate changemakers, or otherwise promote social entrepreneurship as a way of work and a way of life.


Get Smart & Get Informed

Books, magazines, articles, blogs, and websites to read and follow.

Get Connected & Get Taught

Conferences, classes, institutes, networks, and meetups. Some cost money and others are free.

Get Experience

Internships, fellowships, volunteer trips, and other experiential learning experiences that prepare you for a career in social entrepreneurship or social impact. Many cost money and may require you to do some fundraising in advance. Some cover some/all expenses for you to attend immersive conferences and networking events.

Get Organized

Tools and templates for mapping out your business model, writing your business plan and pitch, and tracking data. 

Get Funded

Grants, prizes, fellowships, awards, crowdfunding platforms, early-stage startup VC's, and other sources of money for social impact. Some are focused on a specific sector (e.g. the environment, tech, public policy, developing countries, etc.), and some are not limited to social ventures. Some of these links take you to another list of funding sources. Brace yourself for lots of reading, research, and fine print; this is not easy stuff to navigate, but good legwork can pay off.

Get Hired

Job boards for people who want to work in a field of social change.

 

*Wesleyan links

 

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