Resources for Social Innovators

Expert resources to help you get started.
Acumen - Changing the way the world tackles poverty. The Acumen curriculum gives students all of the tools to understand and undertake social entrepreneurship through easy-to-digest modules. All USD students have access to this material.
SAID Business School and University of Oxford collaboration blue logos. The Impact Gap Canvas helps to answer questions about the problem and its impact as well as what might be holding the current status quo in place. Apprenticing the problem requires studying which solutions are already out there, and developing an idea of your own that can offer social or environmental impact in a sustainable way.
SDG - Sustainable Development Goals, multi-color circle. The sustainable development goals are a collection of 17 global goals set by the United Nations General Assembly in 2015 for the year 2030.
ideo design kit - black and white block design. REDF's Social Enterprise How-To Resources are a little bit technical, but they collect valuable best practices knowledge for the "nitty-gritty" aspects of your project.
Tandemic - red infinity sign design. The Social Business Model Canvas is a strategic management and entrepreneurial tool. It allows you to describe, design, challenge, invent, and pivot your social business model.
Circular Gapeframe design - Governance, planet, economy, society. Gapframe - towards a safe space for all. The Gap Frame can be used as a strategic business tool to identify long-term business opportunities that translate the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into nationally relevant issues and indicators for business.
Vengage logo Venngage is an online platform to assist in making infographics and displays for projects and ventures.
canva logo Canva is a graphic design platform that allows users to create social media graphics, presentations, posters and other visual content. It is available on web and mobile, and integrates millions of images, fonts, templates and illustrations.