The Phone Co-op is a UK telecomm provider which is committed to good prices, ethical business practice, social responsibility and caring for the environment. Owned by their customers. with no outside investors taking profits.
WHIA is an on-line office supplies company created with the vision of using business as a means of fighting poverty. All profits are donated to help poor communities throughout the world.
ngo.media is an editorial, copywriting, publications and training agency working only with charities, socially driven organisations and ethical businesses.
RED has teamed up with iconic brands to produce RED branded products. A portion of profits from each product sold goes to African AIDS programs, with a focus on women and children.
Specialist recruitment consultants for campaigning organisations
Coaching for Peace is an international non-profit association based in Geneva, Switzerland which brings together coaches and other professionals committed to contributing to peace in the world by supporting the growth of peaceful, prosperous societies where individuals, families and communities can thrive and develop.
The Coach Initiative is a US-based non profit which partners with not-for-profit organisations assisting them through coaching, to deliver on their missions
New Economics Foundation (NEF) aims
to improve quality of life by promoting innovative solutions that challenge mainstream thinking on economic, environment and social issues.
Triodos is an ethical bank which enables money to work for positive social, environmental and cultural change. They only lend money to organisations and businesses pursuing positive social, environmental and cultural goals.
The Big Give collects money and facilitates donations to charitable causes. The Big Give is free to use.
Charity Bank lends to UK charitable and community organisations.
Unity Bank is a specialist bank for social enterprises, charities and trade unions
The Impetus Trust provides charities with long-term funding and expertise.
Note that some of the organisations listed below also fund social enterprises and community projects etc.
NCVO is the umbrella organisation for the UK voluntary and community sector. It is a membership organisation offering support, leadership development, training and conferences to the third sector.
Be The Change is and interactive forum designed to enable inspired people to contribute in meaningful ways to the world around us.
Change.org raises awareness about important social causes and empowers people to take action with leading non-profits.
Community Links purpose is to champion social change by harnessing the wealth of knowledge that exists in UK local communities to enhance the delivery of public service and influence national policy.
QSA is an independent charity governed by Quakers but open to all. It exists to resource, enable and equip people living on a low income in London.
UK government agency for promoting social enterprise in the public sector
Unltd is an online platform that connects social entrepreneurs and empowers the way information is exchanged within the social entrepreneurship market.
We Are What We Do is a new kind of movement inspiring people to change the world one small action at a time. Their philosophy is simple: small actions x lots of people = big change.
Sheila McKechnie Foundation. Connects, informs and supports campaigners through annual awards, events and workshops
Campaign Central is an internet hub connecting, supporting and promoting campaigns
Ashoka is an international organisation striving to shape a global, entrepreneurial, competitive citizen sector, one that allows social entrepreneurs to thrive and enables the world’s citizens to think and act as changemakers.
International Network of Social Entrepreneurs vision is to have different stakeholders combining their expertise, skills, talents and passion, working in a highly collaborative fashion toward the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals.
The Skoll Foundation's mission is to advance systemic change to benefit communities around the world by investing in, connecting and celebrating social entrepreneurs. Funds the social entrepreneur network site www.socialedge.org
The Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship provides platforms at the national, regional and global levels for leading social innovators that highlight social entrepreneurship as a key element to address social and ecological problems in an innovative, sustainable and effective way.
Wavelength brings together the private sector and social entrepreneurs around the world.
Free articles on leadership from the Harvard Business Review.
An inspiring story about philanthropy.
The Social Entrepreneur Revolution: Doing Good by Making Money; Making Money by Doing Good by Martin Clark
How to Change the World: Social Entrepreneurs and the Power of New Ideas by David Bornstein
The New Heroes. Inspiring short films about worldwide social entrepreneurs on DVD. See clips at www.newheroes.org Hosted by Robert Redford.
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