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A list of books, articles, videos and websites that helped many social entrepreneurs that we spoke to during the UK Social Entrepreneur Index

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Useful resources for Social Entrepreneurs

As part of our UK Social Entrepreneur Index campaign, we're compiling a list of the great resources and sources of information recommended by the successful social entrepreneurs who have been involved so far.

These books, articles, videos and websites have provided invaluable knowledge and encouragement to the social entrepreneurs we spoke to, helping them to succeed. We're updating this list as the recommendations come in, so keep checking back for fresh inspiration. 

Books

Social Enterprise in Anytown - John Pearce 

12 Week Year - Brian P Moran and Michael Lennington 

Shoedog - Phil Knight 

The Unfinished Social Entrepreneur - Jonathan Lewis 

Working Hard - and Working Well - David Hunter 

Powerful - Patty McCord 

Introduction to Social Entrepreneurship - Teresa Chahine 

Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation: International Case Studies and Practice - Ken Banks 

Getting Beyond Better: How Social Entrepreneurship Works - Roger L. Martin 

Social Entrepreneurship For Dummies - Mark B. Durieux 

The Business of Good: Social Entrepreneurship and the New Bottom Line - Jason Haber 

Social Entrepreneurship - Constant Beugré 

Lean Startups for Social Change - Michel Gelobter 

Start Something That Matters - Blake Mycoskie (Founder of TOMS) 

The Accidental Social Entrepreneur - Grant Smith 

The Elephant in the Brain - Kevin Simler and Robin Hanson

 

Articles

How to Cure a Cancerous Economy https://real-leaders.com/how-to-cure-a-cancerous-economy/

Doughnut Economics https://www.kateraworth.com/doughnut/

Linking Social Entrepreneurship and Social Change: The Mediating Role of Empowerment- Dr Helen Haugh https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10551-014-2449-4

Management for Social Enterprise – Professor Bob Doherty https://uk.sagepub.com/en-gb/eur/management-for-social-enterprise/book231926

The diverse world of social enterprise: A collection of social enterprise stories - Professor Bob Doherty https://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/abs/10.1108/03068290610660643

 

Videos/Podcasts

Impact Boom Podcast - Social Enterprise & Design

Social Entrepreneur

The Seven Seeds of Social Enterprise

Inspiring Social Entrepreneurs Podcast

Impact Hustlers - Entrepreneurs With Social Impact

Inspiring Social Entrepreneurs Podcast

BGFG Talks: Super Heroes of Social Enterprises

The Nature of Business, what natural systems can teach us about creating a healthy economy

NYU Reynolds Program in Social Entrepreneurship

Social Entrepreneur with Nathan A Webster

In the Business of Change

The Finding Impact Podcast

Awarepreneurs

 

TED Talks

Success Story from a Young Social Entrepreneur | Badr Fakiri | TEDxChouaibDoukkaliU https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jNHOG9g6rKE

The Power of Social Entrepreneurship | Vishwakrit Choradia | TEDxPathwaysSchoolGurgaon https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FyIArWlysDA

Ending Human Trafficking through Social Enterprise | Amber Runyon | TEDxHilliard https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V9DLarJylUw

Social Entrepreneurship and the path of life | Vaishnavi Hatrote | TEDxKLSGIT https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2GiKcIIkgw

Social entrepreneurs are the new civilian heroes | Zhe You Guo | TEDxNCCU https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xHqF6gvys8g

How to be a social entrepreneur | Andy Stoll | TEDxUIowa  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N8LVa9pb-n8

5 Keys to Success For Social Entrepreneurs | Lluis Pareras | TEDxBarcelonaChange https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pl8c5ooHfWs

How to create a successful social enterprise | Marquis Cabrera | TEDxTeachersCollege https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M3fl1R2lZFk

Changing the world through social entrepreneurship | Willemijn Verloop | TEDxUtrecht https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vvq9YgoJabY

 

Toolkits

Systemscraft toolkit 

Social Enterprise UK “Start Your Social Enterprise” Guide 

 

Websites

Social Enterprise UK https://www.socialenterprise.org.uk/

Unltd https://www.unltd.org.uk/

The School for Social Entrepreneurs https://www.the-sse.org/

Wise 100 https://www.pioneerspost.com

NPC https://www.thinknpc.org

Generation Change http://www.generationchange.org.uk/

Centre for Youth Impact https://www.youthimpact.uk/

Hatch Enterprise https://hatchenterprise.org/

CAN Invest https://can-invest.org.uk/

ACEVO https://www.acevo.org.uk/

Female Entrepreneur Association https://femaleentrepreneurassociation.com/

OSEP https://www.osep.org.uk/

Impact Hub https://impacthub.net/ 

 

Programmes

NatWest Accelerator Programme

UnLtd Big Venture Programme 

The Young Academy (education)  

 

Related campaign: 

The UK Social Entrepreneur Index is a celebration of social entrepreneurship across the UK. 

Open to social entrepreneurs tackling a social or environmental issue at any scale, entrants will act as beacons of inspiration for others to encompass positive social impact.

For more info visit www.socialentsindex.co.uk.

Ashleigh Smith
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