What We Do
Social Founders connects, supports and promotes founders in the charity and social enterprise sectors. We are a global network supporting founders creating social impact.
We provide a mix of practical and personal support, connections, events, stories, information and inspiration.
We share stories across the media and other stakeholders, to inform and inspire wider audiences.
We connect and support Social Founders
Together we can grow our impact
We are a global network of founders across the charity, social enterprise, NGO, non-profit and community sectors.
We support, resource and connect with each other online and face to face to grow our skills and impact, and to inspire current and future social founders.
"The team helped Street Storage build a skeleton Strategy Plan for the coming 5 years, looking at different parts of the organisation, and providing in depth, useful and appropriate advice to a small charity like ours.
I am much less overwhelmed by Strategic Planning as a result!
A big thank you must go to the Social Founder Network for facilitating this and for always being an advocate for what we do. We are so grateful!”
Rachel Woolf, Founder & Director, Street Storage charity.
to hear more about our work.
We share founder stories with wider audiences
Stories are a driver for social change
We tell the stories of social founders, providing information and inspiration to other founders, the media and wider audiences.
Listen to 'Social Founder Stories', our inspirational podcasts with social founders to hear what makes social founders tick, how they create impact, scale their organisation, what they struggle with, and how they overcome their challenges.
Be inspired by their drive, creativity, skills and resilience, as well as their impact stories.
Check out our Founder Gallery to read about, and connect with, just a few of our network, and some of those that came before us.
Contact us if you are a social founder with a story to share, or know of a founder who has inspired you.
to keep in touch.
We run networking events for Social Founders
Our network provides inspiration, support and connections.
We bring social founders together to share, learn, inspire, support and connect.
We ran onother Hackney Impact Forum in December, with five key speakers including Joyclen Buffong, Founder & CEO of Rise:365, Charlie Fraser, Co-Founder of The Entrepreneurial Refugee Network, and Jamie Ward-Smith MBE, Chair of the Co-op Foundation & Co-founder of DoIT.
Our fourth EY London Forum took place in May 2023, in-person, at EY London, bringing together 40 social founders from across London.
Since June 2022 we've been holding in-person gatherings for Hackney-based social founders, building a model to replicate in other localities - read about our Hackney events, donors and speakers.
We've held events in London, Tokyo, New Delhi, Madrid, Rome, Paris and Colombo.
"I came to your event at the Good Market in Colombo and was delighted to connect with so many social founders I had never met before. It was fascinating and helpful, we had much in common, and much to share. And we'll continue to stay in touch with each other to build our impact across Sri Lanka's diverse communities. Thank you!"