A Deeper Dive

Social Enterprise Ecosystems in the U.S. Year 2

Top U.S. Cities

— Boston, MA

— San Francisco, CA

— Washington, DC

— New York, NY

— Chicago, IL

— Austin, TX

— Denver, CO

— Minneapolis, MN

— Seattle, WA

— Los Angeles, CA

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About the report

We conducted a national study among 400 social entrepreneurs who helped us identify four pillars of successful social enterprise ecosytems. Check out the city rankings and engage with unique "Sparks" of inspiration for your city. 

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2017: The Year of the Sparks

We collaborated with Deloitte and conducted in-depth interviews on leading practices for improving your ecosystem. We take a quick glimpse at a Spark in each of the four pillar sections.

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How we got the #'s

One year ago, we published the first version of this report and built a framework to measure social enterprise ecosystems in the United States. We sent out surveys and heard from almost 400 social entrepreneurs. We then distilled four pillars as the framework for a social enterprise ecosystem: funding, human capital, quality of life, and regulation and receptivity.

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Participate in next year's survey

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Sponsors & Partners

We want to thank the incredible community that helped put this report together.