• Balancing passion and self-care when your social venture is growing — Being well for doing good

    In conversation with Dita (Přikrylová) Formánková, Director and Founder of Czechitas. Welcome to the fifth episode of the Being Well for Doing Good series! Created in partnership with the non-profit Hil-Foundation, this series will tell the stories of alumni from Social Impact Award around the world, and their journeys with well-being. Unfortunately, social entrepreneurs are often faced with intense stress and high risk of burnout. With this in mind, we […]

  • You are much more than a social entrepreneur — Being well for doing good

    In conversation with Andrea Bohačíková, founder of M.arter. Welcome to the fourth episode of the Being Well for Doing Good series! Created in partnership with the non-profit Hil-Foundation, this series will tell the stories of alumni from Social Impact Award around the world, and their journeys with well-being. Unfortunately, social entrepreneurs are often faced with intense stress and high risk of burnout, both of which are exacerbated by the COVID-19 […]

  • Embracing our inner self to create outer change — Being well for doing good

    In conversation with Ema Barba, founder of Bright Living. Welcome to the third episode of the Being Well for Doing Good series! Created in partnership with the non-profit Hil-Foundation, this series will tell the stories of alumni from Social Impact Award around the world, and their journeys with well-being. Unfortunately, social entrepreneurs are often faced with intense stress and high risk of burnout. With this in mind, we at SIA […]

  • Finding peace throughout the social entrepreneurship rollercoaster — Being well for doing good

    In conversation with Christina Purrer, founder of Weltkindernetzwerk and project manager at Hil-Foundation. Welcome to the second episode of the Being Well for Doing Good series! Created in partnership with the non-profit Hil-Foundation, this series will tell the stories of alumni from Social Impact Award around the world, and their journeys with well-being. Unfortunately, social entrepreneurs are often faced with intense stress and high risk of burnout. With this in […]

  • The Possibilists – the largest study on the work and lives of 800 young social innovators

    The Possibilists are young people creating change everywhere we look. Some of them dedicate everything they have to tackle the most pressing issues of our time; it is their work and way of life. They are changemakers, activists, social innovators, disruptors, dreamers, doers, people who believe social and environmental change is possible. The Possibilists – Study Along with 15 of the world’s leading youth social innovation networks, we conducted The […]

  • Transforming the discourse around well-being — Being well for doing good

    In conversation with Daniel Barbu, founder of I’m Fine. Welcome to the first episode of the Being Well for Doing Good series! Created in partnership with the non-profit Hil-Foundation, this series will tell the stories of alumni from Social Impact Award around the world, and their journeys with well-being. Unfortunately, social entrepreneurs are often faced with intense stress and high risk of burnout. With this in mind, we at SIA […]

  • Is Social Entrepreneurship About to Change Forever?

    With in-person gatherings kicking off once again, European heads of state and government officials met in Portugal for the Porto Social Summit. The Summit aims at setting the European agenda for the next decade to ensure Europe faces the challenges of the present and of the future without leaving anyone behind. For the first time ever, members of the European social entrepreneurship ecosystem were invited to attend. One of these […]

  • What Does It Take To Internationalise A Social Venture?

    This article comes from the Enabling Social Entrepreneurs Scale Their Impact Internationally (ESESII) project, which includes a number of different actors from the global social impact ecosystem. More details can be found here. This article was written by Peter Vandor, Magdalena Winkler, and Martin Mehrwald. Recent years have seen a rapid increase in the number of social enterprises across the world, introducing a broad range of innovations to different industries. Recent estimates suggest that already […]

  • Global Impact Report 2020 is out now!

    A year of crisis filled with uncertainty and hardship, 2020 saw the loss of many lives and livelihoods. The international Social Impact Award community faced an unprecedented threat – the business and impact models of our alumni, the access to our offerings for participants and more were in danger. However, by coming together as a community, we were able to not only adapt to the challenges but also improve our […]

  • An honest and intense look inwards and outwards

    Strategic planning is a fascinating process. It forces you to zoom out of your day-to-day operations and to take an honest and intense look both inwards and outwards. When developing SIA’s strategy for the upcoming four years (2020 to 2023) we did both. We directed our attention inwards by reminding ourselves of SIA’s core principles and by reflecting on the path we have taken over the last ten years. What […]