Business Services

Talent Resources


Job Boards

ANDE Career Center
The ANDE Career Center provided job postings from ANDE members, the small and growing businesses (SGBs) that they support, and other friends of the ANDE network.

GIIN Career Center
A source for job openings from members of the GIIN Investors' Council and other impact investing leaders.

Moving Worlds
MovingWorlds is a curated online marketplace connecting professional talent with Social Enterprises around the world. We connect professionals to tailor-made opportunities for high-impact assignments, based on the alignment of individual skills, interests, and career level. As social enterprises are the main driver of positive social and environmental change, providing them with early-stage strategic support is the best way to accelerate their impact.

Karmany is the OkCupid of social enterprise - a platform that takes job seeking to the next level. The portal serves as a marketplace for both employers and candidates to find the perfect match. By connecting the smartest people to some of the most pressing issues in India, the team at Karmany is sure the next decade will see a massive shift in the awareness of the value this space brings to the country. 

Recruiters and other talent pools

Edge Talent
Working with 150+ start-ups across four continents over the last decade, we've helped businesses improve their performance with our innovative services and a personalized approach to making business more than work

Our offering includes a full complement of talent management solutions from requirement analysis to candidate identification and placement. We work on a project-by-project basis with time lines and performance standards tailored around your specific needs. We aim to add real value to your business by placing top talent to help you achieve sustained growth and be globally competitive.

ReWork is a progressive recruiting firm driven by the belief that real change happens when the right individuals connect with the right organizations.

Impact Business Leaders
IBL connects its participants to full-time, mid-level and senior-level positions at social enterprises and impact investors. Our participants attend a 7-day orientation workshop on social enterprise and impact investing, and then work extensively with our team to define and connect with job opportunities where they can make a big difference. Over 70% of our participants who have found roles in social enterprise are working in emerging economies, such as India, Kenya and Ghana. Our program participants have an average of 8 years in the workforce and sought-after skills, like financial management, business development, operations management, and marketing.

Short Term Talent

PUM Netherlands Senior Experts
PUM Netherlands senior experts is a non-profit organisation, which has been advising businesses in developing countries and emerging markets for 37 years. To this end, PUM links these businesses, at their own request, to Dutch professionals who voluntarily devote their considerable experience to creating a better world. PUM therefore promotes entrepreneurship, self-sufficiency and the sustainable development of small and medium-sized enterprise locally.

EY Enterprise Growth Services

Operating at heavily subsidized rates, EGS extends the benefit of our services to people and places we don't normally reach. By helping these small and growing businesses to operate more efficiently and grow sustainably, we extend their reach and impact - a ripple effect that is changing lives and livelihoods in some of the world's most deprived communities.

The Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey Ambassador Corps and Frontier Market Scouts Program
Have a clearly identified project that needs a team of talented young professionals to tackle? The Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey trains students and young professions through its Ambassador Corp and Frontier Market Scot Program. sign up as a host organization to tap into this great talent pool

Bankers Without Boarder
We partner with Fortune 500 companies and individuals to source some of the world's top talent and brightest minds and strategically connect our volunteers with high-potential social enterprises and nonprofits fighting global poverty to improve their scale, sustainability, and impact. More than 19,050 business professionals, academics, and students from 170 countries are ready to contribute their time, skills and expertise to strengthen organizations fighting global poverty. This talent pool of volunteers - who donate their time pro bono - enables us to provide top-notch consulting, coaching, mentoring, and training services at a fraction of the market price. Since inception, BwB has consulted on 1,112 projects for 176 pro-poor organizations in 39 countries, helping them increase their organizational capacity and transferring skills and knowledge to their workforces. 

BizCorps' mission is to provide high-potential, growth-oriented businesses in emerging markets with access to the human capital they need to unlock their full potential, expand more rapidly, and drive job creation and economic growth. 



Legal Resources 

Legal Services

GSBI and Thomson Reuters Foundation invite you to also apply for TrustLaw Connect, an innovative programme that links social entrepreneurs with top lawyers around the world that have signed on to provide their expertise for free. Applying and using the service is entirely free of charge.

If these are services you are interested in check out a brochure and utilize GSBI's exclusive fast-track application that allows GSBI Alumni to waive the References section.


 Lex Mundi is a proven legal network, whether your needs are across borders, international or in a single market. Lex Mundi is an experienced, committed and deeply-resourced independent law firm that operates wherever you need to.

Click here for more on Lex Mundi or look at a flyer.

Interested in learning more about corporate structures or re-defining your enterprises' framework? Lex Mundi has a fantastic paper describing all the details.


Other Legal Resources

ANDE Legal Working Group: East Africa Legal Guide
This legal guide provides an overview of legal issues and requirements for impact investors and social entrepreneurs who are entering into business in East Africa. Without a better understanding of the regional context, the legal process can often be poorly suited for
specific markets and take months and incur substantial expenses for investors and
businesses. Understanding the local legal environment streamlines the due diligence
process and improves the ongoing viability, sustainability, and growth potential of

ANDE Legal Working Group: Termsheet Guide 
This guide provides an introduction to what term sheets are and provides entrepreneurs with an overview of the key points to look for in negotiating their own term sheets.

ANDE Legal Working Group: investor-friendly best practices language for term sheets in East Africa
This guide is intended for entrepreneurs and investors new to the process of negotiating term sheets, one of the first steps to close successful transactions. It is not intended to provide legal advice; instead it is meant to show examples of some common provisions that are not always easy to understand. 

2015 TrustLaw Index of Pro Bono
The second annual TrustLaw Index of Pro Bono analyses data and identifies trends in pro bono legal practices in 77 jurisdictions around the world. The 2015 analyses support last year's findings from our inaugural Index, which suggested that pro bono legal work is thriving globally.

Founder's Workbench

A free website for business start ups, Founder's Workbench is a resource to help ease the building process, and let you get started by providing you with free access to the "Founders Toolbox" which includes a document driver that generates free legal documents, a capital calculator that helps determine liquidation and dilution scenarios, and a comprehensive dictionary that provides definitions for key financial jargon.

Demand Dividend Term Sheet Generator
GSBI Impact Capital team's Demand Dividend Term Sheet Generator is designed to enable investors to generate a reliable, reasonable return while allowing social entrepreneurs to maintain control and efficiently deploy capital.

Training and Capacity Development 

Online Training

+Acumen is a new initiative started in 2012 with the vision of providing thousands of emerging leaders around the world with the skills and moral imagination they need to become more effective at changing the way the world tackles poverty. +Acumen makes Acumen's work in leadership and the insights from our work in the field available to everyone. +Acumen also manages various in-person networks - such as chapters, alumni, and course ambassadors, course catalysts, course analysts - that allow our broader course community to get more involved in supporting Acumen and each other.

African Managers Institute 
AMI helps businesses across Africa build motivated, productive and effective workforces through our unique blended learning approach. We also work with organisations such as NGOs, banks, accelerators and universities on partnerships to help empower groups of entrepreneurs, professionals or students. AMI has developed over 35 practical business modules with Africa's leading business schools, available online anytime, anywhere, via Africa's first online social learning platform.

We provide online professional development in technology and social change. Around the world, implementers in public health, emergency response, and monitoring and evaluation all struggle to solve pressing issues with limited resources. We connect them with relevant content, experts, and certification using our facilitated learning platform



Other Capacity Development

SAMforSE - A Self-Assessment Manual for Social Entrepreneurs
SAMforSE is a tool specifically developed for the needs of social entrepreneurs. It is geared toward the ecosystem and business model of social enterprises. The tool is designed to help identify your strengths and successes but also to highlight areas where there is room for improvement when it comes to sustaining success over time. The tool focuses on insights and planning rather than relying on some general strategies that your enterprise is growing or scaling in the right direction, or achieving impact by improving the lives of customers. 

Hardware, Technology, and Design

Hardware and Technology Resources

Engineering for Change
ENGINEERING FOR CHANGE is a hybrid organization with three integrated arms: An online academy, innovation lab, and a media platform. But at our essence, we are a community that believes engineering can change the world.

Autodesk Foundation
The Autodesk Technology Impact Program donates software to nonprofits that are using design for environmental or social good. If your organization is committed to designing a better future, you may be eligible for this program

Gearbox is really two spaces - Gearbox Lite and Gearbox industrial. Both are spaces around which a supportive ecosystem for hardware entrepreneurs is availed, granting SMEs, startups and entrepreneurs access to tools that would typically be beyond their reach, thereby creating a pipeline of inventors and invention-based businesses by removing the key constraints to developing innovative hardware products in Kenya.

Design Resources Design Kit
Design Kit is's new platform to enable our global community to learn human-centered design. It will provide you with tools to learn the Mindsets of a human-centered designer along with the step-by-step process of Methods and full in-depth Case Studies of design in a real world context.

Catapult Design
Catapult believes that all people should have access to a range of thoughtful and inspired products and services that suit their needs and their wallets.We are a design firm that works with socially-driven organizations to build forward-looking, accessible, and market-based products and services that give low income and underserved people reliable tools to improve their quality of life. Our team of designers, engineers, and business specialists are dedicated to creating solutions to social problems with people at the forefront.

Other Resources 

Impact Investing Websites

Toniic is a global network of action-oriented impact investors, both individuals and institutions. Toniic focuses on increasing the velocity of money and services into impact investing by facilitating and screening potential investments for members. Social Entrepreneurs (SEs) seeking funding can submit their investment opportunity through Toniic's deal management system. Once in the system, the SE investment will be live for members to review. Best for: Social entrepreneurs ready for investment, seeking funding between 50k-3M.

ImpactAssets is a non-profit organization focused on enabling philanthropist and individual investors to engage in impact investing. ImpactAssets has two areas of focus: 1) Impact investing products (including a donor advised fund and impact investing notes) and 2) Educational resources (including the IA50) in impact investing field building. Best for: Social entrepreneurs interested in connecting with impact investing firms.

Investors' Circle is an early stage impact investing network of hundreds of angels, venture capitalists, foundations and family offices. Investors' Circle provides multiple channels for social entrepreneurs (SEs) seeking funding to connect with potential impact investors. In order to access the IC network, SEs must apply to become a member. Best for: Early stage social entrepreneurs ready for investment, looking to connect with impact investors.

GIIN is a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing the scale and effectiveness of impact investing. GIIN provides a variety of resources, including original publications, networking events, an investor database (Impact Base), and the Investor Reporting and Investment Standards (IRIS). By creating a profile, Social entrepreneurs (SEs) can use Impact Base to identify potential investment firms/vehicles interested in their specific geographic area and field of work. Best for: Identifying and filtering investment firms/vehicles by geography and focus. Resources regarding impact investing standards and metrics.

ANDE is a global network of 200+ organizations that work to propel entrepreneurship in the developing world. ANDE members include both for and non-profit investment funds, capacity development providers, research and academic institutions, development finance institutions and corporations around the world. Social entrepreneurs (SEs) can use the ANDE members list to help identify potential impact investors and partners. Best for: Identifying potential impact investors. News/events for networking opportunities.


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