Changemaker Finance

Self-paced learning videos for social entrepreneurs to learn how to navigate blended financing approaches and unlock untapped resources. 

Coming soon in May 2024! Facilitated live webinars on Changemaker Finance. 

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About the learning journey

An introduction to Changemaker Finance for social entrepreneurs, co-created with the Social Innovation Circle. A series of videos for self-learning and self-reflection where social entrepreneurs re-think and develop their funding strategies.

Learning objectives:

  • Deep dive into the concept of Changemaker Finance and funding systems change. 
  • Learn how to craft a successful social business model. 
  • Explore the financing options available to social entrepreneurs and diversify your social investment opportunities. 

Coming soon in March 2024! Facilitated live webinars on Changemaker Finance with a co-learning space for peers, investors, advisors, and experts to provide support and opportunities to collaborate. 

The content of this course is provided to Ashoka by the kind permission of and under the license of the Social Innovation Circle.


Who this is for

This course provides an introductory and solid basis for anyone who is interested in taking their impact to a deeper level by developing new funding strategies. It is open to: 

  • Ashoka Fellows and members of their team 
  • Ashoka Young Changemakers 
  • Ashoka Support Network members (ASN) 
  • Ashoka staff 
  • Ashoka corporate partners and their employees 
  • Ashoka School Change leaders and educators 
  • Other Ashoka allies and collaborators 

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Practical information


2 Modules with 5 recorded videos each. 


Facilitated live webinars will start on May 14th, 2024 | 10:00-13:00 CET
The self-learning videos are open-source and always available. 


Facilitated live webinars coming soon in May 2024. 
Self-paced learning is available through the videos below.


Module 1 - How to diversify your revenue

In these next videos, you will explore the main components of revenue diversification and gain valuable insights from Ashoka's Senior Advisor on Social Finance, Mark Cheng. Revenue diversification is a crucial strategy for organizations looking to ensure their financial sustainability and expand their impact.

Changemaker Finance: Introduction

Changemaker Finance: Hidden aspects and structures

Changemaker Finance: Beneficiaries  

Changemaker Finance: Knowledge   

Changemaker Finance: Sponsorship  


Module 2 - The non-profit funding toolkit

In these next videos, Ashoka’s Senior Advisor on Social Finance, Mark Cheng, will be guiding you through the essential tools and strategies that non-profit organizations can utilize to secure funding and sustain their missions.

Changemaker Finance course: Introduction to Module 2 

Changemaker Finance course: Types of financial tools and identify your financial tool   

Changemaker Finance course: Category A: Repayable instruments   

Changemaker Finance course: Category B: Sponsorship 

Changemaker Finance course: Recap 

Support our work

This learning journey is offered free of cost thanks to the generosity of our community. To help us develop new content and make sure it is accessible to more changemakers please donate to Ashoka today! Any contribution is deeply appreciated.

“The workshop really opened new doors on how to maximize one's chances of getting our projects funded!”

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