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ASHOKA
Ashoka is the global association of social entrepreneurs—men and women with system changing solutions for the world’s most urgent social problems.
http://www.ashoka.org/

GLOBAL SOCIAL BENEFIT INCUBATOR
The Global Social Benefit Incubator (GSBI™) is the signature program of Santa Clara University's Center for Science, Technology and Society (CSTS). It works with social entrepreneurs.
http://www.scu.edu/sts/gsbi/

HARVARD: KENNEDY SCHOOL ASH CENTER FOR DEMOCRATIC GOVERNANCE AND INNOVATION
The Ash Center is based in the Kennedy School. Through its research, education, international programs, and government innovations awards, the Center fosters creative and effective problem solving and serves as a catalyst for addressing many of the most pressing needs of the world's citizens.
http://www.ash.harvard.edu/

KIVA
Kiva is the world’s first online micro-lending platform. Loan management is done through partner microfinance institutes operating around the world.
http://www.kiva.org/

NEXT BILLION NETWORK
Based at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the overarching goal of the Next Billion Network is to incubate, nurture and launch socially beneficial mobile technologies in real world networks as self-sustaining operations.
http://nextbillion.mit.edu/

FUNDACION CHILE
Fundacion Chile took on responsibility for incubating companies with new technologies to nurture a demonstration effect.
http://www.fundacionchile.com/

STANFORD SOCIAL INNOVATION REVIEW
The Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR) is a quarterly magazine that features strategies, tools, and ideas for nonprofits, foundations, and socially responsible businesses.
http://www.ssireview.org/

SCHWAB FOUNDATION
The Schwab Foundation works in close partnership with the World Economic Forum to provide social entrepreneurs with a platform to showcase their important role in today's society.
http://www.schwabfound.org/

PRO INNO EUROPE
is an initiative of Directorate General Enterprise and Industry which aims to become the focal point for innovation policy analysis and policy cooperation in Europe, with a view to learn from the best and contribute to the development of new and better innovation policies in Europe.
http://www.proinno-europe.eu

CENTER FOR EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH AND INNOVATION (CERI)
is major division of the OECD Directorate for Education. CERI has established an international reputation for pioneering educational research, opening up new fields for exploration and combining rigorous analysis with conceptual innovation.
http://www.oecd.org/department/0,3355,en_2649_35845581

SOCIAL EDGE
The Skoll Foundation supports Social Edge, where social entrepreneurs, nonprofit professionals, philanthropists and others in the social sector connect to network, learn, inspire one another and share resources.
http://www.socialedge.org/

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