Resources & Tools

These resources are available either online or in print and are designed to provide students with a introduction to the landscape of social entrepreneurship education and 21st century careers.

Ashoka U Social Enterprise Handbook: The 2011 Social Entrepreneurship Education Resource Handbook is designed for individuals, colleges, and universities engaged in teaching, research and applied learning in social entrepreneurship.  Developed by Ashoka U and Debbi Brock, the fifth edition provides a comprehensive look at social entrepreneurship education and is an effective tool for advancing social entrepreneurship for students, on campus, and in communities. The Handbook includes a comprehensive listing of universities offering social enterprise courses, business plan competitions, and social entrepreneurship conferences. Published in 2011 and available for purchase ($80).

Changemaking 101: A Student Guide to Social Entrepreneurship – Produced by Ashoka U, the goal of is this to provide students with a comprehensive introduction social entrepreneurship.This kit is designed to help students get inspired, grow as a leader, and bring the concept of social entrepreneurship to their campus. The guide includes resources to learn more deeply about this approach to social change, models of social entrepreneurship at work on college campuses, strategies for how to build momentum for social entrepreneurship activities on campus, tips and tools to be an effective student leader, and ideas for starting a social entrepreneurship club, launching a venture, or adding a social entrepreneurship-oriented perspective to an existing club.


Net Impact’s Business as Unusual Guide – The annual Business as UNusual guide shares the inside scoop on what over 106 business programs are doing to prepare students for careers that make a positive impact on the world.


MFI Connect’s list of microfinance Courses and Trainings –MFI Connect has created this global listing of Microfinance courses being taught in universities and through distance education.


Uncollege – The mission of UnCollege is to change the notion that university is the only path to success and to help people to thrive in an ever changing world in which it is virtually impossible for educational institutions to adapt. UnCollege has prepared an extensive list of resources that includes video content, open and digital textbooks, online learning communities, and more.

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