Funding School: Investment-Readiness Training
Prepare to Scale Your Social Enterprise.
Are You Seeking Your First Round of Funding?
Learn the Skills and Strategies to Secure Early-Stage Funding for Your Social Enterprise.
Our 6-Week online program prepares startup teams to scale market-tested solutions. Designed specifically for social enterprises, Funding School helps mission-driven ventures navigate the complex world of impact investing and pursue funding opportunities that align with their unique needs.
Receive an Immersive Accelerator Experience.
Part of our Social Impact Virtual Accelerator (SIVA), the Funding School program incorporates guided learning, one-on-one mentoring, and community Slack channels so that participants can receive comprehensive accelerator experiences from the comfort of their homes and local co-working spaces. SIVA mentors include incubation, acceleration, and innovation specialists. Additionally, participants receive full access to our Social Impact Community.
Program Tuition Options:
$850 Flat Fee OR 10% of Initial Funds Raised
Apply for Our Fall 2019 Program!
Social Sector Network is a support organization for social entrepreneurs and sustainable development practitioners. Our team leverages information and connections from a variety of disciplines to deliver top-quality training programs and advisory services. Although we are located in the United States, we are a globally integrated organization, delivering the majority of our support services online.
Taking a community-based approach, we pursue three main objectives:
- Providing Training: Skill-building is our primary focus at Social Sector Network. We offer an assortment of training programs, strategy guides, and advisory services to support social enterprise teams, as well as impact-oriented individuals. Prioritizing affordability and accessibility, we hope to cultivate a community of social entrepreneurship experts.
- Enabling Collaboration: By organizing online communities, we aim to spark collaboration around social innovation and the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. Social Sector Network encourages partnerships across traditional sectors by bringing together an eclectic mixture of organizations and individuals.
- Catalyzing Impact: Our primary goal is to catalyze impact by building a connected, global ecosystem of socially-conscious stakeholders. Through our community-based initiatives, we hope to promote widespread social innovation.
"I first had a chat with Conor Flynn in April 2018 when he was still consulting for Startup Commons, and a few weeks later, he presented me with Social Sector Network. Conor is a really charismatic guy bubbling with energy and eager to impact knowledge and the startup communities. Social sector network inspires me everyday as I thrive to build a better and more sustainable startup/entrepreneurship ecosystem in Africa.
Social Sector Network has a great program for anyone with an entrepreneurial spirit. The online courses are just so incredible especially when starting a business and I am very much counting on these courses as I embark on a journey to help 25 young entrepreneurs."