• 9 practical support resources to navigate your social business through COVID-19 times

    In light of the Covid-19 crisis, not only do long-existing social inequalities become more and more obvious, but humanity is also faced with new challenges. In a situation like this, social businesses are needed even more urgently than before to help shape the way we as a society react and what kind of solutions we develop. However, the sector of social entrepreneurship is itself impaired by the crisis and many ventures are struggling to survive. This is why we put together a selection of resources aimed at supporting social entrepreneurs in navigating the challenges of the COVID-19 crisis and its aftermath.

     

    COVID Response Alliance for Social Entrepreneurs

    The COVID Response Alliance for Social Entrepreneurs is an unprecedented collaboration between over 40 global organizations to support social entrepreneurs in pooling knowledge, experience, and responses to alleviate suffering and advance new models of change for a more inclusive, equitable, and sustainable world.

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    Covidcap.com

    Included in the COVID Response Alliance for Social Entrepreneurs, Covidcap.com is a searchable database of over $1 trillion in COVID-19 cash relief resources available to small business and nonprofit entrepreneurs everywhere. 

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    Best practices and financial solutions | Euclid Network

    Euclid Network cultivates and builds cutting-edge sector intelligence, enables peer-to-peer learning, and showcases the most compelling and inspiring stories from all across Europe. As a reaction to the COVID-19 crisis, they have put together an ever-growing list of best practices, financial solutions, and beneficial resources for the social enterprise sector. 

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    COVID-19 related Resources for Entrepreneurs | Female Founders

    Female Founders is the fastest growing community for female entrepreneurial minds in Europe. We recommend that you have a look at their list of resources, opportunities, and good reads for entrepreneurs. 

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    Virtual Communities for Impact | A toolkit for virtual community builders

    Whether your venture was already established in the virtual world or you have just started developing it in this sense, the question of how to build an effective virtual community around your vision is very much relevant. Virtual Communities for Impact is a toolkit that can help you leverage the power of your community. 

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    Virtual Facilitation Toolkit & Recipes for Wellbeing | Changemakerxchange 

    Changemakerxchange has gathered its knowledge and expertise, as well as valuable tips and tricks when it comes to facilitating virtual gatherings. This PDF document is available for everyone who might need support in their virtual facilitation. On their website, you can also find a curated selection of recipes for wellbeing and tips and tricks for working remotely. 

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    COVID-19 European Investor Status

    An open-source, fully editable, and shareable database of investors. 

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    Unitus Europe – The European Philanthropy & Social Investing Impact Hub

    European philanthropy and social investing networks have come together in an informal alliance to support and to give guidance to suppliers of funding, such as foundations, social investors and public funders, throughout the survival (6 months) and the revival (18 months) phases related to the COVID-19 crisis, with a focus on trans-national and cross-border activities in Europe, and beyond. 

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    A free virtual mentorship program for impact tech founders | tech2impact

    Especially for social entrepreneurs who are using technology to achieve Sustainable Development Goals, tech2impact is offering a virtual mentorship program. Over the course of 4 months you can have access to mentors, webinars, and insights on growth hacking, fundraising & pitching, sales & PR, tech, business & product development, and more.
    For more details click here.