THE WORLD'S SCHOOL FOR SOCIAL ENTERPRISE

The Social Enterprise Institute brings all the inspiration, knowledge and tools you will need to solve community and environmental problems. You bring the passion, we bring the path to success.

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More than 170 million people around the world have chosen to do business in a different way. A better way.

They are passionate about living a life with purpose; about creating a better future for us all.

They’re using business as a force for good. Building social enterprises, mission-led or inclusive businesses, as well as enterprising nonprofits, charities and NGOs.

When they profit, society profits.

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LEARN AT THE WORLD'S SCHOOL FOR SOCIAL ENTERPRISE

Solve your Social Enterprise
issue with just one Course!

Access the world’s largest collection of online social enterprise courses.

You don’t have to wait to enroll, take the bus, spend what seems like endless hours in a classroom, only to find the training is old news, too advanced or irrelevant.

Our learning is available on-demand, in bite-sized chunks and in a form that’s just right for busy founders and managers.

Available anytime, anywhere.

FEATURED PROGRAM

START YOUR SOCIAL VENTURE. TODAY.

Steps to Startup is our world-leading startup program that helps you to plan, build, and launch a successful social enterprise.

It’s an interactive, video-based training program that guides you through the entire startup process, with actionable tools, templates and tips at every stage.

You can learn with a global community of social entrepreneurs and coaches, and you can ask questions and get feedback at any time.

“Working with SEI, and taking what I was doing well and putting that into a model I could articulate, was life-saving.”

TERRENCE TAYLOR, SOCIAL ENTREPRENEUR

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JOIN THE SOCIAL SHIFT

Social Shifters is a revolutionary digital space designed to drive the next generation of social entrepreneurs.

As a Shifter you get bitesize video guides, specialist digital tools and regular advice from our experts to support the change you want to make in the world. Learn, connect and collaborate with other Shifters like you all around the world.

Be part of the social shift!

Join for free now.

“The Social Enterprise Institute helped me discover that I did have an idea that was worth working towards.”

Sarah MacDonald, Grow Happy Foods

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WHEREVER YOU ARE. WHENEVER YOU NEED US.

GET CONNECTED

Draw on inspiration, ideas and advice from a global community of purpose-driven founders and leaders.

GET ANSWERS

Get reassurance and answers (instantly) from our network of world-leading instructors, coaches, and mentors.

GET KNOW-HOW

Gain know-how from easy-to-use templates and tools, expert webinars, and a vast collection of short online courses.

“This exploration of team building [SEI’s “Building the Team” course] has really opened up my mind to all of the layers of rich connections that develop and support a successful social enterprise… It’s also wonderful to have access to detailed documents at the end of the module for further reading and consideration.”
Olivia Rossong, Full Circle Care

TOOLS TO BUILD YOUR ENTERPRISE

Got a challenge in building your enterprise? Just need something quick to get you moving?

We’ve worked with social enterprise experts from across the world to bring you uniquely effective organizational development tools and templates.

The Social Impact Canvas

Try out our Social Impact Canvas to:
  • Build a common understanding of social changes you aspire to
  • Develop a blueprint for success that will guide your work
  • Identify measurable indicators to help you stay on course
  • Agree the steps needed to maximise your social impact
  • Communicate achievements in clear and compelling ways