Social Enterprise World Forum and TechSoup Announce Strategic Collaboration

by Kasia Kotlarska / November 2023

GLASGOW, Scotland, and SAN FRANCISCO — October 10, 2023 — Social Enterprise World Forum (SEWF), a community interest company supporting the global social enterprise movement, will work together with TechSoup, a nonprofit and global network connecting civil society to digital solutions, community, and skills-building opportunities. Recognizing the need to reach a greater variety of civil society actors, SEWF and TechSoup are exploring ways to combine their data for analysis to better describe the role social enterprises have in serving communities and shaping global policy.

Announced on the eve of the 2023 Social Enterprise World Forum in Amsterdam, this collaboration builds on shared values of being purpose-first, focusing on strengthening the capacity of civil society actors, and building an ecosystem of locally led approaches to overcome long-standing societal issues.

Gerry Higgins, Managing Director of SEWF, commented: “Social Enterprise World Forum is eager to connect social enterprises everywhere to TechSoup’s global network of civil society leaders at the forefront of applying digital strategies to help solve societal and environmental challenges. This partnership has great potential to strengthen the global social enterprise movement to accelerate our transition to a new economy, led by enterprises that put people and planet first.”

Marnie Webb, Chief Community Impact Officer of TechSoup, said: “We know that civil society is made up of all different types of organizations. This allows us to explore what it means to be an impact-driven social entrepreneur, understand how these organizations may overlap — in mission and in values — with those we already serve and identify opportunities for deeper partnership between SEWF and TechSoup, to the benefit of civil society and our communities as a whole.”

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About Social Enterprise World Forum

Social Enterprise World Forum is a community interest company at the forefront of a global movement to transform business and co-create a new economy that enables all people to thrive within the means of our living planet. The concept of a new economy includes the vision of a world where businesses prioritize social and environmental impact, using self-sustaining revenue models to unlock solutions that bring equitable economic growth.

About TechSoup

TechSoup is a global nonprofit organization and network that empowers and supports nonprofits with digital solutions, knowledge, community, and more. For over 30 years, TechSoup has connected more than 1.4 million nonprofit organizations with the resources they need to fulfill their missions.

Media Contacts

Social Enterprise World Forum:
Rebecca Dray
Executive Director, Buy Social USA
Phone Number: +1 407 797-3584

Elizabeth Hunt
Senior Director of Research, Communications, and Community
Phone Number: +1 402 203-5214