• WE ARE INNOVATIVE LEADERS

  • WE THRIVE ON CHALLENGES

  • WE ARE CHANGING THE WORLD

THE ASHOKA SUPPORT NETWORK

The Ashoka Support Network (ASN) is an initiative of Ashoka, the world’s largest network of social entrepreneurs. Building on Ashoka’s vision for a world where Everyone is a Changemaker, the Ashoka Support Network is a global community of successful leaders in their own fields - men and women with a passion for creative and entrepreneurial change - who share Ashoka’s understanding that entrepreneurs are the primary engine for economic and social development. The Ashoka Support Network envisions a world where there will be no more walls between the citizen sector and any other sector. A world where leaders from all fields and social entrepreneurs work together to solve society’s most pressing social problems.


 

Innovative Leaders

Ashoka Support Network members are highly regarded, innovative leaders who are in the midst of a successful career and are eager to contribute to positive social change with their time, resources and networks. ASN members thrive on challenges and recognize that no social solution will reach its fullest potential without the support of leaders from other sectors. They want to continue with their careers while playing a more significant role in changing the world.

First-Class Global Network

Ashoka, with over 3,000 leading social entrepreneurs called “Ashoka Fellows” in its network, is the world’s largest association of social innovators. ASN members have exclusive access to Ashoka Fellows in more than 70 countries, with ample opportunity to meet these phenomenal social leaders and engage with their work. The Ashoka Support Network is the only platform for connecting with the highest quality social entrepreneurs in the world.

World-Changing Solutions

Whether it’s developing a model to ensure every child has access to health care or creating an efficient system for financing higher education, Ashoka Fellows are changing the world with their innovative social solutions. The Ashoka Support Network offers its members the unique opportunity to contribute to significant social impact by supporting Ashoka and Fellows with strategic advice, fresh perspectives, access to new markets and networks and much, much more.

Imagine what the world would look like if leaders from all sectors used their skills, resources and networks to effect significant, positive social change.

THE NETWORK BY THE NUMBERS

22
COUNTRIES
350
MEMBERS

Voices of the Ashoka Support Network

Ashoka Support Network members are introduced to the world’s leading social entrepreneurs - Ashoka Fellows - and have the opportunity to share ideas, time and resources all towards changing the world. Hear from the members themselves about their unique experiences:

(And to hear more voices of the Ashoka Support Network, visit YouTube.)

A PORTFOLIO OF OPPORTUNITIES

Ashoka offers ASN members an exclusive portfolio of exciting engagement opportunities. Members participate in these opportunities based on their unique interests, capacity and skill-sets.

ASN GLOBAL SUMMIT

ASN members gather with Ashoka Fellows from across the globe to debate, innovate and imagine how their combined forces can create even more transformative impact.

 

 

For more information about future ASN Summits, please contact infoasn@ashoka.org

Join the network

Ashoka Support Network members are deeply committed to making change happen through their efforts. They recognize, as with any major undertaking, that social change doesn’t happen over night. As such, ASN members commit to a minimum of three years when joining the Network.

ASN members deeply value the role Ashoka plays in sourcing, selecting and supporting the world’s leading social entrepreneurs as Ashoka Fellows, and therefore, commit to an annual standard financial contribution in order to help sustain Ashoka’s efforts. This annual contribution is dependent upon the country in which an ASN member resides, and will be discussed in your first conversation with an Ashoka Representative.

CONTACT

We encourage you to reach out to us to explore whether this is the network for you. Please e-mail us at infoasn@ashoka.org. You can expect to hear from us within the week.

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