Embracing Complexity Towards a Shared Understanding of Funding Systems Change

On the 25th anniversary of his passing, Ashoka dedicates this report to James P. Grant, a consummate systems leader as architect of the Child Survival Revolution and The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. He envisioned a better world, invited many others to imagine and build it...
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New Allies: How governments can unlock the potential of social entrepreneurs for the common good

One year into the COVID-19 pandemic, at a time when the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) seem further out of reach, it is clear that the need to find, fund and support transformative solutions for the challenges we are facing has grown more urgent. In January 2020, Ashoka and...
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Wellbeing Toolkit

We’re living through an unprecedented, uncertain, historic moment that is drastically shifting the way we live, connect, work, and engage with one another. In times like this, we may find ourselves in need of support to cope with emerging challenges, develop our capacity to be well despite...
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Seven Steps for Funding System Change

A comprehensive guide for Funders, by Social Entrepreneurs Ashoka Fellows frequently report that their most impactful work – the kind that is focused on system change – is generally the least funded. This presents a clear challenge and opportunity for funders to grow the impact of their funding by...
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Podcasts on Systems Thinking from Odin Muehlenbein

Do you enjoy podcasts? Team member Odin Mühlenbein has a long list of podcasts where he deep dives into important concepts of systems thinking, how it can inform impact strategies of social entrepreneurs, measuring impact, funding system change. Click below to discover more and find your favourite...
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From Small to Systemic. The Multibillion-Euro Potential in Social Innovations

Major waves are poised to rip through our society. Demographic shift, global mobility, urbanization, and digitization of the working world – our traditional perspective no longer suffices to answer all the questions raised. Yet we need solutions to these questions – socially and economically. Social...
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Social Investment Toolkit

Are you a social entrepreneur looking to raise investment? Perhaps you’re wondering how to start, but don’t know the process, or you’re stuck in one particular area? Then this toolkit is for you. In eight modules, we guide you on every step of the way, from how to tell your impact story to creating...
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