Latest social enterprise courses, resources and prizes from Ashoka U

By | May 11, 2013


“Supporting leaders in social entrepreneurship education”

(Thanks to Catalina Quiroz in the Erasmus Mundus Social Economy project team for drawing my attention to this information)

Curriculum, Courses, & Masters

Diploma in Social Innovation
The U.N. University for Peace’s Centre for Executive Education has just launched its Diploma in Social Innovation. Take 5 cutting-edge online courses within 18 months at a reduced tuition rate. Courses are flexible and designed for working professionals.


Documentary: WHO CARES?

WHO CARES?  Trailer of a documentary that crosses the globe in search of the most innovative social entrepreneurs who are imagining a better planet. Featuring stories of 18 social entrepreneurs, including: Bill Drayton, Muhammad Yunus, Mary Gordon and Rodrigo Baggio. 
Step-By-Step Strategies and Funding Platform for Social Action Projects

Through Social Action Projectsthe World We Want Foundation offers a comprehensive, step-by-step strategy for addressing a social problem and creating positive social change. Gain access to a funding platform, where anyone can support and donate to your Social Action Project. 

Competitions, Awards, & Prizes

Enterprise + Social Impact: Midwest Social Innovation Start-Up Challenge

US: Midwest Social Innovation Start-Up Challenge is an opportunity for aspiring entrepreneurs to submit a business model that includes a social or environmental impact that makes the world a better place. The challenge is open to any ambitious team or individual who has an idea to create positive social change. Submit your idea here by May 20th. 
2013 Higher Education Civic Engagement Award

US: The Washington Center, an independent nonprofit education organization, invites nominations for its 2013 Higher Education Civic Engagement Award. The award recognizes institutions that are achieving breadth and depth of civic engagement. The 2013 Award winners will be featured at the AAC&U annual meeting. Learn more and submit nominations by May 24th here.


$10,000 Bluhm/Helfand Social Innovation Fellowship for Young Leaders

The Bluhm/Helfand Social Innovation Fellowship recognizes young, socially conscious leaders who have developed sustainable social ventures. Fellows receive $10,000 in funding, access to nationally recognized leaders, and a platform for growth. Apply here by June 6th.