Partner with Us
Ashoka is an ideal partner to achieve widespread social impact. We pool the strengths of different stakeholders—civil society, social entrepreneurs, and private companies—through our innovative collaboration models. We create win-win partnerships that respond effectively to social and environmental challenges.
Ashoka has developed a range of relationships since 1980, from local-level pro bono and voluntary engagements to strategic and visionary engagements with companies. Ashoka's global network enables us to collaborate quickly with key partners around the globe. We respond effectively to large-scale problems in society, breaking down barriers between business, society, and the public. And we introduce new modes of collaboration beyond the typical funder-fundee relationship.
Ashoka relies on individuals, foundations, and corporate contributions to develop our work in supporting social entrepreneurs around the world, and to further our vision of an Everyone A Changemaker World.
Partner with Ashoka United States
There are many ways to partner with Ashoka US — from local-level pro-bono and volunteer engagements to multi-year vision partnerships that help us achieve sector-wide goals.
Some partners help us find and support classes of Ashoka Fellows, connecting those Fellows to the people and resources they need to grow their ideas.
Others work with us to advance our mission of building an Everyone A Changemaker world, including prioritizing empathy and changemaking across all education levels. Still others collaborate with us as we continue to shape the field of social entrepreneurship over the next decade — for example, through our All America initiative, which aims to build a more diverse, representative group of social innovators from across the country.
With every partner, our goal is the same: To work together as trusted peers with the mutual goal of shaping a more just and equitable world.
Support your employees and their children to be changemakers
Your Kids is a parent-led initiative that enables employees to develop the skills of a changemaker while connecting with their family. Through a 90-minute workshop led by Ashoka, employees will convene with like-minded colleagues to create their own unique ideas for growing changemaking skills with those they love most: their kids.
Ashoka Support Network
Are you seeking a world of possibilities to achieve real social impact? The Ashoka Support Network (ASN) is a global community of successful, innovative leaders from a variety of fields who see entrepreneurship as the primary engine for economic and social development. The network includes more than 350 members in 25 countries.
The Ashoka Support Network offers innovative leaders from a variety of fields the opportunity to go beyond traditional philanthropy and co-create the world’s best social entrepreneurs in partnership with Ashoka Fellows. ASN members engage with Ashoka Fellows in a variety of ways, based on their interests and capacity. ASN offers opportunities to advise Fellows about scaling-up strategies through the Ashoka Globalizer program, hear exclusive investment pitches from Fellows through Ashoka’s social finance accelerator, and brainstorm solutions to Fellows’ organizational challenges during local retreats and global summits.
The Entrepreneur-to-Entrepreneur (E2) network is a global community of successful, innovative business entrepreneurs from a variety of fields who see entrepreneurship as the primary engine for systems-change impact. We partner with business schools, media hubs, consulting companies non-profit organizations and more.
Interested in partnering? We'd love to hear from you!
Executive in Residence
Ashoka’s Executive in Residence program fosters high-impact collaborations between corporate executives and leading social entrepreneurs that have the potential to change the dynamics of traditional markets, enhance competitiveness, and create systemic social impact.
Through the Executive in Residence program, corporate executives work on-site with leading social entrepreneurs around the world for a period of two weeks up to six months. During this time, the executive tackles a challenge that is critical to the social entrepreneur’s ability to scale his or her impact.
Simultaneously, by working with the world’s leading social innovators, executives bring back lessons learned about new innovations, emerging markets, and leadership techniques. At the end of the on-site placement, the executive and social entrepreneur continue to collaborate virtually together and have the opportunity to create shared value partnerships for their organizations.
Executive in Residence was a great opportunity to expand my marketing skills and to apply them in a different setting. I have always been in health care manufacturing, and know how to market to providers and health plans, but haven’t really had much opportunity to think about how to market to the patients. This was all about thinking about the family members and people affected by a specific disease
~ Gati Dharani, Senior Associate Director, Boehringer-Ingelheim, worked with Ashoka Fellow Aled Edwards in 2015