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  • Blue Garnet is a professional service firm that specializes in working with organizations that pursue a triple bottom line, supporting their vision of creating lasting social impact through social entrepreneurship and innovation. 

  • Community Wealth Ventures, Inc. helps not-for-profit organizations become more self-sustaining by generating revenue through business ventures and corporate partnerships.

  • Global Partner Network is a global network of not-for-profit organizations working with businesses to improve their positive impact on society.

  • Good Capital is an investment firm that increases the flow of capital to innovative ventures creating market-based solutions to inequality and poverty. It manages the Social Enterprise Expansion Fund, which leverages the power of venture capital to increase the impact of social enterprises.

  • Echoing Green provides first-stage funding and support to visionary leaders with bold ideas for social change. As an angel investor in the social sector, Echoing Green identifies, funds and supports the world's most exceptional emerging leaders and the organizations they launch. Through a two-year fellowship program, it helps passionate social entrepreneurs develop new solutions to some of society's most difficult problems.

  • Impact Hub L.A. is a new kind of membership club dedicated to the individuals and teams building the local, sustainable economy in Los Angeles and beyond. The Hub is anchored by a physical place in the heart of the Arts District in Downtown LA, where they combine the best of a cafe, innovation lab, business accelerator, serviced office, and community center to create a place for meaningful encounters, productive work sessions, exchange and inspiration all with the ambition to spur social innovation. 

  • NAWBO-OC is the premier educational and networking resource for local women business owners and professionals. They promote the growth, stability and profitability of women-owned businesses in Orange County.

  • REDF (formerly Roberts Enterprise Development Fund) provides guidance, leadership and investment to a portfolio of not-for-profit social enterprise, changing the lives of people who face poverty, homelessness, mental illness and other barriers to employment.

  • Social Enterprise Alliance (SEA) aims to promote social enterprise to reach its full potential as a force for positive social change. They provide social enterprises with the tools and resources they need to succeed. They have a national network of over 900 members, and a local footprint through their chapters. Their signature event, the Social Enterprise Summit, is a three-day national event, with a typical attendance of 500 to 700 participants and dozens of expert speakers. 

  • Social Enterprise Alliance (Los Angeles) is a member organization that serves as advocate for the field of social enterprise, a hub of information and education, and builder of a vibrant and growing community of social enterprises. The Los Angeles Chapter of the Social Enterprise Alliance works to support and advance the field of social enterprise in the Los Angeles region through networking, training, public education, and advocacy.  

  • SOCAP is a multi-platform organization dedicated to the flow of capital towards social good. Socap's event series connects leading global innovators – investors, foundations, institutions and social entrepreneurs – to build this market at the intersection of money and meaning.

  • Social Venture Partners (SVP) is a network of engaged philanthropists who believe that they can have a positive impact on their communities and who use innovative strategies to address complex social issues. They bring together worlds that typically do not overlap: grant making, volunteerism, nonprofit capacity building, and philanthropic education.

  • Stanford Center for Social Innovation was created by the Stanford Graduate School of Business to invest its intellectual resources in a society confronted by profound needs and complex problems. Building on the BusinessSchool's three-decade commitment to public and not-for-profit management, the Center promotes solutions through a unique combination of interdisciplinary research, teaching that extends beyond the classroom and efforts to engage with those who lead social change.

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