Social Shifters Global Community

Mix Purpose, Passion and Profit.

Be Part of the Social Shift.

Social Shifters is brought to you by the Social Enterprise Institute (SEI) – the world’s school for social enterprise

WE BRING EVERYTHING YOU WILL NEED TO START, MANAGE AND GROW AN AMAZING SOCIAL ENTERPRISE… PLUS A SUPPORTIVE GLOBAL COMMUNITY OF CHANGE-MAKERS JUST LIKE YOU

Ready to take the next step?

SEI has brought together everything you will need to achieve social change in one simple membership.

Get Connected

Draw on inspiration, ideas and advice from a global community of purpose driven founders and leaders.

Get Answers

Get reassurance and answers (instantly) from our network of world-leading instructors, coaches and mentors.

Get Know-How

Gain know-how from easy to-use templates and tools, expert webinars, and a vast collection of short online courses.

WHEREVER YOU ARE. WHENEVER YOU NEED US.

Get unstuck, keep moving.

Stop us if any of this sounds familiar to you…

FEELING UNFOCUSED?

There’s so much potential for your enterprise to make a difference, but you don’t know where to focus or the right path to long-term success.

FEELING ALONE?

Friends, co-workers, and advisors don’t quite understand your purpose or your business. You’re not sure where to turn for the right advice.

FEELING FRUSTRATED?

You’ve spent countless hours on your social venture but frustrated you’re not getting the funding or support you need to make progress.

FEELING UNSURE?

You want to grow impact but don’t feel fully equipped to win the day-to-day challenges of running a successful social enterprise.

Don’t worry, that’s all normal!
And that’s what inspired SEI to build this place.

Terrence, Terrence Taylor Media

Terrence started his social enterprise in 2017 to help young people express their creativity and find work. SEI online learning, coaching and support guided him step-by-step through the early stages of start-up and to build an enterprise that can now generate social good as well as profit.

“Working with SEI, and taking what I was doing well and
putting that into a model I could articulate, was lifesaving.”

You don’t have to go it alone.

You don’t have to feel stuck. Or get frustrated. Or go it alone.

While there’s no secret playbook or magic formula, there are proven ways to build successful social enterprises and mission-led businesses, as well as enterprising nonprofits, charities, and NGOs.

Here you’ll learn from the experience of a thriving, supportive community of purpose-driven founders, leaders, and coaches.

People that are one step ahead of the curve and are here for you.

Social enterprises are businesses that trade for the common good. They exist to tackle social problems, help communities and protect the environment. By selling products and services they create jobs and reinvest profits back into their work or community. When they profit, society profits.

People

Welcome to your global community.

SEI members are real SHIFT DISTURBERS. Daring, unique, tenacious! Extraordinary people, making an extraordinary impact.

Our members are also incredibly humble, collaborative, and generous. Known for giving more than they take, they offer smart and constructive feedback to other members, and they are always willing to engage.

Sound like anyone you know? Yep – we’re guessing you fit the bill.

Join thousands of others making a difference today.

People

Sarah, Grow Happy Foods

Sarah started Grow Happy Foods to ensure her community has consistent access to nutritious food. SEI helped her pitch her idea and gain the skills she needed to grow her organization. After winning the support of large organizations, Sarah is now expanding Grow Happy Foods to provide even more community members with healthy meals.

“The Social Enterprise Institute helped me discover that I did have an idea that was worth working for.”

Here’s what you get when you join.

For less than the price of a weekly coffee, we offer everything you need in one membership package. Whether you’re a complete newbie or a seasoned pro, you’ll get what you need to shift it up a gear…

GET INSTANT ANSWERS FROM EXPERT COACHES
  • Weekly members-only webinars covering popular topics
  • Regular group coaching calls focusing on member challenges
  • Additional opportunities to meet online with expert coaches and mentors.
LEARN KEY BUSINESS SKILLS AT YOUR OWN PACE
  • 12 FREE online social enterprise courses, one each month, specially selected for members
  • 10% discount on all SEI e-learning courses, bundles, and programs
  • Early access to all new content.
GET SUPPORT FROM AN ACTIVE GLOBAL COMMUNITY
  • Access to our exclusive Social Shifters Facebook group
  • Peer-to-peer video calls and online networking
  • Opportunities to collaborate and learn from change-makers across the world.
ACCESS TOOLS TO BUILD YOUR ENTERPRISE
  • Exclusive downloadable workbooks, guides, and templates
  • Specially produced articles and inspiring video content
  • Curated lists of must-have resources
  • Weekly inspiration, links, and tips by email.

Be part of the movement:

You bring the passion,

we bring the path to success.

We will help you…

THINK BIGGER

Find out how others are using business to solve social and environmental problems, and how you can grow your idea.

GET INSPIRED

Fuel your passion and stay inspired when the going gets tough, with stories from change makers around the world.

AVOID MISTAKES

Learn the simple tips and tricks used by experienced social entrepreneurs, to crush the challenges you’ll face on your journey.

LEARN QUICKLY

Get the skills you need from engaging online courses and quickly apply this new knowledge to your social enterprise.

GET ANSWERS

Connect with coaches, mentors, and peers to get answers, confirmation you’re headed in the right direction, and the constructive feedback you need to grow.

MOVE FASTER

Get access to all the tools and templates you need to start and rapidly grow a social enterprise.

Join Us Now

Ready to take your social enterprise to the next level? Join thousands of others who are part of the social shift.

There are two ways to join. Same benefits. Simply choose a payment plan and get started right away.

THAT’S PHENOMENAL VALUE – all the tools you need to build your social enterprise, plus an incredible community, for less than the price of a cup of coffee each week. Normal Value $2,995.

Unsure if the membership is right for you?

Being part of our community isn’t right for everyone, and we want you to be 100% satisfied and get everything you need.

WHO IT’S FOR

  • Budding social entrepreneurs. Passionate, ambitious, and just want to get stuff done? Whether you’re completely new to this whole social enterprise thing or are already in the early stages of starting something, this is totally for you.

  • Established social enterprise leaders. Got a wealth of experience and want to help build the movement? Want to avoid plateauing by making sure you’re still learning something new every day? Join us to stay challenged and growing.

  • Changemakers working with nonprofits, charities, or NGOs. Searching for creative, sustainable income streams that stay true to your mission? We’ll help you make sure your organization has the financial stability to thrive and grow

  • Business owners committed to social change. Already run a business and want to maximize its social impact? We’ll show you how to change the world while growing profits, instead of sacrificing them.

WHO IT’S NOT FOR

  • People just looking for a get rich quick scheme – social enterprise is definitely NOT the answer.

  • Purely profit-seeking entrepreneurs – there’s plenty of other places you can go.

  • Butterfly chasers. If you’re always chasing the next idea and not committed to seeing it through, then we’re not for you. But, we can help you explore ideas and pick the best one to pursue!

  • Anyone looking for a quick fix. A social enterprise that juggles mission and money is hard work and requires commitment.

  • People looking for a platform to sell products or services – this isn’t your market! Keep out!

Levi, Clean Annapolis River Project

The Clean Annapolis River Project is an NGO that works to preserve the ecological health of the Annapolis River. SEI provided online training and coaching to Executive Director Levi Cliche and his team that has helped develop new enterprise activity, which will enable the NGO to continue protecting Nova Scotia’s environment for a long time to come.

“SEI provides, for me, a structured approach at looking at the various aspects of building a social enterprise. The value of SEI is the fact that you can really pick and choose what information you need.”

First things to do once you become a member…

There’s no time to waste – we’ve got a world to change! Here’s what you can do to get going right away.

GET CONNECTED

Don’t go it alone. Connect, collaborate, and swap stories as part of our supportive community.

  • Network online with peers
  • Access our exclusive Facebook group
  • Enjoy the benefits of a community managed by humans, not robots.
GET FIRED UP

Check out inspiring stories from changemakers around the world.

  • Explore our inspirational video and blog content
  • Learn from leading social entrepreneurs and discover what makes them tick
  • Get our tips delivered weekly to your inbox
  • Get free access to our critically acclaimed documentary film, The Social Shift.
FIND AN EXPERT

Draw strength from our amazing family of instructors, coaches and mentors.

  • Sign up for next weeks expert webinar
  • Hop on to the next group coaching session to get your question answered
  • Access our full schedule of upcoming events and learning opportunities.
START LEARNING

Check out the world’s largest collection of online social enterprise courses, giving you full control over your time, place, path and pace.

  • Take a short action-oriented online course
  • Access exclusive workbooks, tools, and templates
  • Join our global classroom today
  • Check out all of the certificate programs offered at the Social Enterprise Institute.

Don’t just take our word for it...

“Getting help with planning our market stand and measuring our social impact was incredibly helpful for our urban farm.”

JAYME MELROSE
COMMON ROOTS URBAN FARM

“Balancing the use of the online workshops with one-on-one coaching has proven extremely useful.”

ELIZABETH PERRY
INTERPERSONAL INSIGHTS

“Being connected to a support organization as I worked through the development of my enterprise has been a life-saver.”

ERIKA SHEA
NEW DAWN ENTERPRISES

Got some questions?

Let’s try to answer those for you…

Q. I ALREADY RUN AN ESTABLISHED ENTERPRISE, IS THIS FOR ME?
A. Absolutely. We cover every stage of planning, managing and growing a successful social business. If you run or work in an established organization you know that the hard work, tough choices, and setbacks don’t let up. You can fill the gaps in your knowledge with our world-leading e-learning courses, get personalized advice from a topic expert, and access support from within the community. Whether you work in a non-profit, co-operative, or mission-led business (such as a B Corp), we can provide the tools to achieve your goals.
Q. WHY IS THE COMMUNITY AND SUPPORT ONLINE?
A. We’re supporting people across the world. Online delivery means that we can bring connection and support direct to you; wherever, whenever, and for as long as you need it. It also means finding that right person and that priceless piece of advice, instantly, from almost anywhere in the world.
Q. CAN I AFFORD IT?
A. Our mission is to take learning and support to changemakers across the world. We charge a small membership subscription to cover our costs and allow us to continually reinvest in our amazing community. The annual subscription works out to be less than the price of a cup of coffee each week. Our monthly payment option ensures it’s easily affordable.
Q. CAN I TRUST YOU?
A. Social Shifters is brought to you by the Social Enterprise Institute. We operate as a social enterprise ourselves, meaning that we adhere to the highest standards of public accountability and that profits are reinvested for the common good. We were able to get established, build, and test our content with generous government funding. We are an official partner of the Social Enterprise World Forum, the convening body for the global social enterprise movement.
Q. WHAT HAPPENS IF I DECIDE TO CANCEL MY MEMBERSHIP?
A. Simple. There’s no commitment. Sign up now and access the community, learning and support for as long as you need it. Cancel at anytime, just two clicks of the mouse.

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JOIN US NOW.

Ready to take your social enterprise to the next level? Join thousands of others who are part of the social shift.

There are two ways to join. Same benefits. Simply choose a payment plan and get started right away.

THAT’S PHENOMENAL VALUE – all the tools you need to build your social enterprise, plus an incredible community, for less than the price of a cup of coffee each week. Normal Value $2,995.

About Us

Social Shifters is brought to you by the Social Enterprise Institute.

SO–CIAL
  • Relating to society or its organization
  • Preferring to live in a community, not alone
  • Relating to life, wellbeing and happiness
EN–TER–PRISE
  • An undertaking of scope, complication or risk
  • A business organization
  • Readiness to embark on new ventures
IN–STI–TUTE
  • To set up; establish; organize
  • An organization carrying out educational work
  • A short instructional program
We want to change the way the world tackles problems.
We’re on a bold mission to equip 1,000,000 change makers with the inspiration, know-how, and connections they need to achieve a lasting social change through enterprise activity.
With staff based in Canada and the UK, we bring together a diverse global team of social entrepreneurs, educators, developers, content specialists and coaches.

“SEI is breaking new ground in the way that social enterprise founders and leaders connect and learn. It’s an essential resource, and a truly important partner to the global social enterprise movement. Connect now!”

DAVID LE PAGE, MANAGING PARTNER OF BUY SOCIAL CANADA
AND CHAIR OF THE SOCIAL ENTERPRISE WORLD FORUM